Anonymous Lawyer

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Anonymous Lawyer's author is a Harvard Law School graduate who I suspect has spun a story from the his and his classmates summer internships at big firms. The protagonist of the book is upper level partner in a large firm with his eye on the prize of becoming chairman CEO of the firm. The protagonist is a jerk but a lovable jerk.

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It feels like you are a fly on the wall as summer at the big firm unfolds. Many law firms are boring places but this book is a funny, exciting read. Anonymous Lawyer, the hiring partner at a major left coast firm, is enticed by his niece "Anonymous Niece" into creating a blog about life at his firm.

The result as lawyers throughout the country know is a hilarious look at the legal rat race from the rat's point of view. Jeremy Blachman, a 3L at Harvard Law when he started Anonymous Lawyer-the Blog, has an eye and ear for the seamier side of big firm practice. Whether its the snow jobs on the summer associates, the endless pressure to bill hours the associates face, the materialism and greed of partners Anonymous Lawyer serves them up to be devoured by those in and out of the know.

In the novel Blachman skillfully uses his blog to develop a narrative line that charts a power struggle within the firm between Anonymous Lawyer and his nemesis The Jerk.

Anonymous lawyer : a novel

Paralegals, associates, summers, the mail room guy and other partners become pawns in the maneuvering between these totally despicable partners. If you still want to go to law school after reading this, my firm would like to talk to you. This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Reading about office politics in a law office is like being in a shark cage and watching the fish get all bloodthirsty. It's truly hilarious. Funny thing is that lawyers don't like this book at all. Maybe it's too much like a mirror? I loved this quick, nasty little book. Written in blog-format, the reader is given an insight into the legal world and into the mind of one particularly horrid wanna-be head partner.

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As a lawyer I worked for that kind of company when I was reading this book and on one side it made me laugh but on the other side it made me sad because of the truth in it. I am really happy I am out of such business now. Hilarious and entertaining. I loved this LOL book! A nice change from so many of the more somber stories that I've read recently. And, since I've worked with legal professionals, I could relate to the egos and pettiness.

Anonymous Lawyer – by Jeremy Blachman

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Notify me of new posts via email. Jeremy Blachman Skip to content. One of my best memories growing up was when my parents finally bought me and my brother a Sega Genesis for Christmas. We had a home computer, but had wanted a gaming console for years. Our friends had at least one, sometimes as many as three. Our parents finally relented, but not without milking it by my demanding our best behavior for months.

It was really the anticipation that made it so memorable though. My brother and I constantly talked about it and daydreamed about what games we would get, where we would put it, etc. Christmas Day was pretty memorable too — I think we were up by 5 am at the latest.


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We raced downstairs to tear off the wrapping paper — we were giddy at the sight of the Sega logo. We played a lot at first, but a year later, it was just another thing that we had. Same thing with my first real mountain bike. It had front suspension, which was a newfangled thing at the time.