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Ex-Prostitute Leaves Law to Write Movie Script

Posted Sep 25, 2007 8:42 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Lawyer Cupcake Brown, once a prostitute and a drug user, is leaving Bingham McCutchen to write the movie script for her best-selling memoir A Piece of Cake.

A four-day crack binge nearly killed Brown, who turned her life around and graduated from law school in 2001, the Recorder reports in a story republished by New York Lawyer. She wrote the book over four years while working as an associate at the law firm.

"I enjoyed the practice of law, but I want to help people," Brown told the legal publication. "I've just been inundated with speaking requests, but it's hard to do when you've got billable hours and lots of responsibilities."

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