Anonymous Lawyer: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jul 25, 2006 - Fiction - 276 pages
11 Reviews
A wickedly funny debut novel about a high-powered lawyer whose shockingly candid blog about life inside his firm threatens to destroy him
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 weblog 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.
Written in the form of a blog, Anonymous Lawyer is a spectacularly entertaining debut that rips away the bland façade of corporate law and offers a telling glimpse inside a frightening world. Hilarious and fiendishly clever, Jeremy Blachman's tale of a lawyer who lives a lie and posts the truth is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about novels.
 

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User Review  - Melkor81205 - LibraryThing

Great read. It kind of reminded me of Office Space but from the boss' perspective.One such example was already quoted by GeniusJen but I will re-add it here as I literally was laughing out loud with ... Read full review

ANONYMOUS LAWYER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Newsflash, regarding blue-chip lawyers: They're money-grubbing, venal and vacuous. Initially biting, this satirical debut soon bores, cynicism being a one-note melody.Hiring partner for an L.A. firm ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
27
Section 4
73
Section 5
77
Section 6
125
Section 7
146
Section 8
149
Section 9
163
Section 10
165
Section 11
195
Section 12
207
Section 13
241
Section 14
265
Section 15
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jeremy Blachman is not a hiring partner at a major law firm, but he is the author of a popular blog called Anonymous Lawyer (www.anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com).  The blog was profiled in The New York Times and receives an average of more than 100,000 readers a month. Blachman is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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