Two books I haven't read yet, but I'm planning to...
First, Indefensible by David Feige. I've already ordered my copy. I love Indefensible, the blog, and I'm really looking forward to Indefensible, the book. So, I invite you to pre-order your copy from Amazon or a personalized, autographed copy from the author himself. If you don't, you'll feel incredibly left out when every blawger is blawging about the book and you can't even get your hands on a copy.
(By the way, I got nothing, not even a free book, out of this plug. I'm just genuinely excited about the book. And I expect similar free reciprocal publicity someday when I write my book.)
The second book that I've ordered is Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman. I haven't been a regular reader of Anonymous Lawyer, the blog, although I did catch the whole "He's just a law student!" controversy. The big-firm-lawyer thing, whether fictional or not, is something that's foreign, but not foreign enough, for me. I never summered at a firm, I never interviewed at firms, I never got caught up in the firm thing. So, in one respect, it's as foreign to me as if I was a non-lawyer reading that type of blog. But, in another respect, I have law school friends who did go to big firms. And, it's interesting, to the extent that we discuss it, because in some regards I guess it bugs me to know that they spend on lunch what I can afford in groceries for the month, but I know that they always want to hear about my job because I have a truly interesting job, so I've just come to accept the fact that every job has its own pros and cons. I know I would love to have that salary, but I know I couldn't handle that kind of bullshit, so, I guess we all make our own choices.
Anyway, Anonymous Lawyer, the book, is apparently either based on, or inspired by, Anonymous Lawyer, the blog, and is written in blog format. I have been offered an advance copy of Anonymous Lawyer (not quite sure when I'll receive it), so you can also look forward to a review of that sometime in the future.
So, we'll getting all literary around here. Next thing you know, there will be real content and everything. Shocking, I know.