Question of the Week

Which Fictional Works Should Every Lawyer Read? Do You Plan to Write Your Own Must-Read Novel?


In the August issue of the ABA Journal, 30 well-known lawyers each shared the title of a book he or she thought every lawyer should read. And earlier this week, reporter Stephanie Francis Ward talked to players in fiction publishing about what a lawyer with a novel needs to do to get the attention of publishers.

So we thought we’d play by the book this week with our question: Which fictional works do you think every lawyer should read, and why? Or do you plan to write your own must-read novel? If you’ve drafted something, tell us what it’s about without giving too much away.

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: How Do You Commune with Nature?

Featured answer:

Posted by Philmonter: “My ‘other career’ as a Scout leader lets me introduce camping, hiking and other outdoor activities to young people. For years I’ve found that the double bonus of mentoring youth while spending time in nature is the perfect antidote to a stressful, hypercompetitive litigation practice. Frankly, I shudder to think what my personality would have devolved into if I didn’t regularly have the chance to recharge and reset while showing kids how much fun a backpacking trek (especially one that’s out of cell tower signal range) can be.”

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