My letter to Rick Lax, author of Lawyer Boy:
I don’t normally write to authors when I finish a book, but I thought I
would take a minute to say that I really enjoyed yours. My
mother-in-law gave it to me a few weeks ago thinking that I’d enjoy it
and (to the best of my understanding) my husband’s uncle knows your dad
and that’s how she heard about the book. To add to my interest, we did
our undergrad at Michigan at the same time (which made me enjoy all the
Tally Hall references). I stayed at Michigan for law school and just
finished in May. I am now practicing employment law at a small firm in
Before I went to law school, I was encouraged to read One L which I
think is the worst thing you can do to an aspiring lawyer. From now
on, I will be encouraging people to read your book instead. I think it
captures the feelings of the first year of law school without actually
scaring you to death like One L (although your Legal Practice professor
was a bit intimidating). At some point you mention liking your first
year of law school and, to be honest, I enjoyed my whole law school
experience. I’m glad that there are decent writers out there who can
capture that (personally, I’m saving my memoirs for childhood stories
of my crazy father).
Thank you for writing this book. I will freely recommend it to others
– especially the people I know who are thinking about law school.
I'll have to add this to my TBR list! There seem to be a few lawyer books floating around now. Another one I was thinking of getting is Anonymous Lawyer.
I'm not a lawyer, but after ready your letter, I'll pick it up! The book that is. Not law school. 🙂