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Anonymous Lawyer

Anonymous Lawyer

A Novel

Jeremy Blachman

Picador

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He's a hiring partner at one of the world's largest law firms. Brilliant yet ruthless, he has little patience for associates who leave the office before midnight or steal candy from the bowl on his secretary's desk. He hates holidays and paralegals. And he's just started a weblog to tell the world about what life is really like at the top of his profession.

Meet Anonymous Lawyer. The summer's about to start, and he's got a new crop of interns. But he's also got a few things bothering him: The Jerk, his bitter rival, is determined to beat him out for the chairman's job. And Anonymous Wife is spending his money as fast as he can make it. And there's that secret blog he's writing, which is just a perverse bit of fun until he gets an e-mail from someone inside the firm who knows he's its author.

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WEEK ONE

Monday, May 8

I see you. I see you walking by my office, trying to look like you have a reason to be there. But you don't. I see the guilty look on your face. You try not to make eye contact. You try to rush past me as...

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Praise for Anonymous Lawyer

“Stocked with up-to-the-minute references, and exposing, as it does, our culture's mania to win at all costs, Anonymous Lawyer has pierced the heart of a moment in our social history.” —New York Post (four stars)

“A fast, furious, and funny read.” —Tampa Tribune

“Blachman skewers his profession with slash-and-burn ferocity. . . . Laugh 'til it hurts.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Jeremy Blachman is a very funny writer.” —The Wall Street Journal

“A fast and funny read about life in a human shark tank . . . It takes skill to weave plot and character into a breezy and blog-like style, and Jeremy Blachman pulls it off.” —The Charlotte Observer

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About the author

Jeremy Blachman

Jeremy Blachman is not a hiring partner at a major law firm, but he is the author of a popular blog called Anonymous Lawyer. He is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jeremy Blachman

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