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A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
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Jul 26, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

Good insight on what it's like to be a Boston lawyer and a lawyer in general. It means Princeton sort of life: hard work all the time (w/ adrenaline), big rewards, good reps, good food, nice living, and some losses. Have to be strategic about picking cases to fight for. Otherwise, same old, typical, boring, no rep thing. Like Erin Brocavich but from a lawyer's point of view, and of one who totally loves to spend. Better idea of what it's like to be in a court fighting other lawyers and working with a tough judge.

Realized that the author, Jonathan Harr, was a non-fiction writer who was friends with Tracy Kidder who is also a non-fiction writer who wrote Mountains Beyond Mountains, another awesome book that I totally love too. I'm thinking, instead, to become a non-fiction writer in addition to...what?

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