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Lax, Rick. LAWYER BOY: A CASE STUDY ON GROWING UP. New York City, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 273 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut memoir-cum-humor account. One of the most sensational literary debuts of the year 2008. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents the humorous and touching story of an American youth who lives up to his surname by inclination and transcends it with imagination: "After college, Rick Lax moved back into his parents' house. The closest thing he had to a job was eating his parents' food, sitting on his parents' couch, and watching 'The Price is Right'. An amateur magician, he spent the rest of his time practicing card tricks and rope tricks. And though he could tie four different slipknots, the necktie posed some difficulties. Rick's father, a successful Michigan attorney, told Rick it was time to move out and enter the real world. Rick certainly wasn't going to get a job. So he went to law school instead. This is the story of Rick's journey from childhood to lawyerhood. Rick Lax uses the skills he developed as a magician to succeed in class, and learns how to become a lawyer without becoming his father. His journey through law school was exhausting, exciting, and infuriating, and, the way he tells it, so funny it's criminal" (Publisher's blurb). It is a mistake to compare Lax's book to Scott Turow's grim classic, "One L". Surely, the whole point of his memoir is precisely to present a hilarious counter-portrait to Turow's harrowing (and humorless) account. For someone so seemingly aimless and lax, writing and getting a book published is quite an accomplishment indeed. An undiluted delight, therefore not for would-be lawyers alone, this is a "must-have" title for Rick Lax and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black marker on the title page by the author: "Thanks for picking my book up, Rick Lax". He also crossed out his printed name. This title is now highly collectible. This is only such signed and inscribed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 031237335X. $50.00

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