Happy Hour Is for Amateurs

A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession

By Philadelphia Lawyer
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061349492, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 2008

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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.

Praise For Happy Hour Is for Amateurs

“Takes sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll deep into the bowels of modern law. If justice is blind, then The Philadelphia Lawyer is the pop culture’s new canine guide for the visually impaired...intensely insightful.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“I was fired from my first legal job within a month, and this book explains why it was the best thing to ever happen to me.”
-Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

“Drinking, drugging and the ungallant pursuit of the female form...the author serves up some raucous fun and boozy amusement -- just like any happy hour.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A rollicking, booze-fueled joyride through the dark underbelly of the American legal system.”
-Frank Kelly Rich, author of The Modern Drunkard

“Raucous, hilarious, and disturbing in all the right ways. I got drunk just reading this book.”
-A.J. Baime, Executive Editor, Playboy

“The Philadelphia Lawyer leaps off the printed page like a seersuckered superhero -- a literary lothario Hunter S. Thompson would have been proud to call ‘Counselor.’”
-Mark Ebner, co-author of Hollywood Interrupted

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