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Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

I’m always looking for ways to improve my own writing – legal or otherwise. I think my writing is pretty good (I was number one in legal writing in my class for what it’s worth), but I know I have ...

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Book Review: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance

Book Review: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance

This past week, I was pleased to receive a copy of Kevin Underhill’s new book The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws that Human Beings Actually Dreamed Up. I’ve been looking forward to reading it for some time as Lowering ...

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Do the Work or Remain A Vaguely Cultured Dunce

Do the Work or Remain A Vaguely Cultured Dunce

Olliver Meehan pointed me to a post this morning entitled C.S. Lewis: The Dinosaur, the Parthenon, and the Optative by John Piper. It has to do with the love of reading and the glory of work. While many people likely only ...

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Book Review: Life After Law

Book Review: Life After Law

This past week I received an advance review copy of Life After Law: Finding Work You Love With the J.D. You Have, by Liz Brown. Brown is a former litigation partner at a large international law firm.  She graduated from Harvard College ...

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Burn Bryan Garner’s Books

Burn Bryan Garner’s Books

  Burn anything that Bryan Garner has written.  He really knows his stuff, but Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style said it all.  Besides, Garner, Scalia, and Posner pissed me off when they got into a juvenile cat fight over a book about rules.  Not ...

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Review: Writing For Dollars, Writing To Please

Review: Writing For Dollars, Writing To Please

    I received a review copy of Professor Joseph Kimble’s new book Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please: The case for plain language in business, government, and law. Professor Kimble has long been one of the leading advocates for ...

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