Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Book recommendation: 'Anonymous Lawyer' by Jeremy Blachman

He’s a hiring partner at one of the world’s largest law firms. Brilliant yet ruthless, he has little patience for associates who leave the office before midnight or steal candy from the bowl on his secretary’s desk. He hates holidays and paralegals. And he’s just started a blog to tell the world about what life is really like at the top of his profession. Meet Anonymous Lawyer – corner office, granite desk, and a billable rate of $675 an hour. The summer is about to start, and he’s got a new crop of law school interns who will soon sign away their lives for a six-figure salary at the firm. But he’s also got a few problems that require his attention. There’s The Jerk, his bitter rival at the firm, who is determined to do whatever it takes to beat him out for the chairman’s job. There’s Anonymous Wife, who is spending his money as fast as he can make it. And there’s that secret blog he’s writing, which is a perverse bit of fun until he gets an e-mail from someone inside the firm who knows he’s its author. Anonymous Lawyer is an entertaining satire of the compromises and back-biting of corporate life by Jeremy Blachman and is available on amazon.

Tim Kevan is the author of the BabyBarista series of novels published by Bloomsbury. Law and Disorder was described by The Times as 'a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley, Rumpole and Bridget Jones's Diary'. The sequel Law and Peace is due out in May and can be pre-ordered on amazon.

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