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The Corruption of Michael Levitt is a rollicking ride through the 1970's seen through the eyes of Michael Levitt - Harvard Law School graduate and survivor of
his Long Island childhood. It's a story of a bright yet naïve man who, while trying to make it in this world is, with the best of intentions, gradually corrupted by the universe in which he exists. As Michael moves fr
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Published December 21st 2011 by Smashwords (first published April 27th 2011)
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Jane
I recently read an excerpt of The Corr. of ML on Googlebooks and it held my interest enough to d/l the book. Maybe it's because I came of age in the late 70's/early 80's, or because I'm a south Floridian by way of New York, or just that I love a good yarn that I couldn't put TCOML down. This book really captured the times. Finished it while waiting in line at the DMV, and didn't even mind being there!
Carson Mccall
Extraordinary. Unlike any book I've ever read, this book begins one way in a beautifully written prologue capturing the protagonist's core—and then goes in an entirely different direction embarking on an exciting journey. I kept reading faster and faster as Michael Levitt told me/us his unique story of an insecure guy with great potential and the choices he made in the corrupt world of law and business he grew into. The schemes and scams were brilliant and written so a layman could appreciate th ...more
Jackie
I read this review on Amazon:

"I haven't read anything like this since "The Catcher in the Rye." Like Holden Caulfield's coming of age, Michael Levitt's conflict, angst, cynicism and rebellious sprit permeates his attempt to find himself in a challenging and corrupt world. Certainly Levine's "The Corruption of Michael Levitt" is set in a different time and place than Salinger's masterpiece, but the feeling I was left with after finishing each book was very similar."

Since I loved "The Catcher in
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Andrew
A provocative journey through the life of a lawyer beyond our wildest imagination—"The Corruption of Michael Levitt" presents an original and undeniably intelligent plot line consisting of corruption, humor and real-life events.
Joshua
"After reading these reviews, and an excerpt from Google Books, I decided to read The Corruption of Michael Levitt. One word, WOW! Meglet, I agree that the author Joel Levine has great potential, but it appears he realized much of it in this book. Levine's characters are so real, I feel as if they all exist somewhere. He brings to life such a fascinating group of characters, I want to meet them!" I can't wait for the sequel."
Mike
Do you know the feeling you get when you see a movie and wish it was your life? That’s the feeling I got after reading "The Corruption of Michael Levitt." (Well not entirely, given some of the things Levitt did). I really think attorneys (and attorneys to be) would love the story— both the adventure and humor.
Marcus
"The Corruption of Michael Levitt" really conveyed the horror of legal practice. I’ll never look at an attorney the same way again after reading about Levitt's scandals and side deals. An interesting, witty book which I really enjoyed reading
EG1985
Great book, and Levitt's relationships with women were simultaneously agonizing and hysterical.
George
Wow! This is the best novel I've read since "Less than Zero."
Fable
Wooow. I can’t believe the stones on this guy. Michael is not one to get pushed around and while he is down for a bit more than I’d be, I’d say he’s a stand-up kind of guy. Definitely worth at least a once-through. Great story.
Meglet
Okay. Reasonable read to while away a Sunday afternoon. Some of the set peices I could have done without and many of the legal processes were long winded. A writer with potential to create something tighter, more thrilling.
Arsh
Absorbing. I was magnetically drawn into Michael Levitt's world and didn't want to escape. One of those books you're sorry end.
Mary
Entirely too long.
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In brief: I was born in Brooklyn New York. Attended Syosset High School, SUNY Buffalo and graduated from Harvard Law School. Served in the Peace Corps. Worked at a Legal Aid office. Practiced commercial law in New York; Partnered in running a successful law firm in Miami; Was a principal in one of th
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