Book Review: Jeremy Blachman Anonymous Lawyer

I received this email recently:

ANONYMOUS LAWYER is a fantastic black comedy (and perhaps uniquely a fictional blog which morphed into a novel?) that exposes the madness which lies at the heart of so many corporate institutions in a Bonfire of the Vanities kind of way. Its references are completely up to the minute – ANONYMOUS LAWYER can truly be described as a novel of the moment.

Please do let me know if you would like to see a copy.

Of course I would and indicated so. Last week I received the novel and read it every chance I got. If you are a lawyer, you have to read this book. If you hate lawyers, you have to read this book. If you married my ex-wife and you are a lawyer, you have to read this book. It is a novel that reads like a blog and I cringe at the things this Hiring Partner of a major, major law firm writes.

The reference to Bonfire of the Vanities is totally apt. Here’s a man who is at the top of the heap, billing at $675 per hour, and is mainly concerned with power and appearences. He has the power to f–k with peoples lives and thinks of almost every possible way to do it, yet he is powerless to make himself chairman of his firm.

I cringed at the story of the partner that offered a weekend at his vacation home in a silent auction. When a lowly maintenance man was high bidder, the partner was mortified that someone like a janitor would be sleeoing in his bed on his sheets. He thought he would have to have the house fumigated afterwards.

The style of the writing in a blog format leads me to believe that there is a book in all my postings on Mover Mike. Now I have to go call some publishers.

You can read more at the web site: http://www.anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com/

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