Happy Hour Is for Amateurs by Philadelphia Lawyer
A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession

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For some people, happy hour is never enough

This is a book about escape. It's also about laughing gas. And bourbon and dope and sex and mushrooms and every other vice millions of us indulge in to forget our jobs, the office, and the stifling, corporate caricatures we're forced to become for paychecks. This is a book about a decade lost in a senseless career no one likes and all the ridiculous things I did to run from it. In the end, it's probably your story as much as mine. We're everywhere. We just can't say it out loud.

 

About Philadelphia Lawyer

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The Philadelphia Lawyer is the anonymous mind behind the popular blog The Philadelphia Lawyer. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife.
 
Published September 30, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 322 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As a new associate under a micromanaging partner, he quickly learned that “wringing profits out of young lawyers is one of the most cynical labor exploitation systems ever invented.” He took a stab at personal-injury work, hoping to hit “that mythical ‘home run’ case, a settlement that would give...

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When I picked up the book, Happy Hour is for Amateurs, I wondered if the author wasn't somehow drowning, not only in whiskey, but maybe in a splash of hubris as well.

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