book reviews

Book Review: The Practice

The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering is full of excellent advice from Brian Tannebaum about how be a lawyer and build a successful law practice from a lawyer who likes to play the part of a troll online. I have been reading Brian Tannebaum’s blog for almost as long as he has been writing it, […]

The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst

If you want to read a book about the pros and cons of the death penalty, this is not it. The Death of Punishment fails to do much more than further Professor Robert Blecker's career as a crusader for the death penalty.

We All Need to Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is not just a great read for women. It’s a must read for everyone. My girlfriend read it a month or so ago. Annoyingly, lending on the Kindle book is disabled, so I bought my own copy about ten days ago. I literally […]

Getting to Ellen: Living and Litigating in Two Genders

Ellen Krug gave me a copy of her memoir, Getting to Ellen, after we had lunch on Monday, and I have barely put it down. It kept me up past 2 a.m. both of the last two nights. It is a very good book, and you should probably get a copy and stay up late reading it, too.

Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential (Book Review)

In order to understand difference between time and value, just read Breaking the Time Barrier. In about an hour, Mike McDerment will get you up to speed on the fundamental difference between churning billable hours and delivering value to your clients.

Book Review: The Lawyer Bubble—A Profession in Crisis

If you still have hope the legal profession can be changed, read The Lawyer Bubble by Steven J. Harper. His book and his ideas deserve your attention.

Book Review: Thrive (a New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice)

Thrive (a New Lawyer's Guide to Law Firm Practice) is the perfect graduation gift for new lawyers starting big firm practice.

“Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers” Review

Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers is a practical guide for a lawyer considering blogging — just don't pay the ABA's ridiculous price.

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court (Book Review)

Guest post by Barry Edwards. Do not read Jeffrey Toobin’s latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, if you want to hold on to any illusions about the sanctity of the United States Supreme Court. The Court is just as soiled with rank political calculations as the other two branches […]

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law (Book Review)

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is amazing. It makes learning a challenging subject both easy and fun. And it just might help save America.