Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-09
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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For some people, happy hour is never enough. Meet the Philadelphia Lawyer--a man of two identities: by day a shrewd, successful attorney, by night an incorrigible escapist whose chemically induced, sex-fueled exploits provide the only outlet from the boredom and irritation of his job. In "Happy Hour Is for Amateurs," he offers a merciless, riotous take on his ten years as a modern professional--from the three-year bender known as law school to the mind-numbing toil of the office, to his drunken, debauched misadventures running from it. Unabashed and hilarious, his stories push the bounds of decency and provide a hysterical look at one paycheck slave who couldn't abide his cage.

Author Biography

The Philadelphia Lawyer is the anonymous mind behind the popular blog The Philadelphia Lawyer. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. xi
1998p. 1
Chap Stickp. 6
Breaking and Enteringp. 17
Hat Trickp. 28
Ten Percenterp. 41
How to Not Get a Job Offerp. 54
Twenty-sixp. 66
Squirrelfuckerp. 80
Thirty Yearsp. 97
Lisap. 105
The Crab Orgyp. 117
Marshal?p. 127
The Train Wreck Defensep. 138
3-to-1p. 156
Meet the New Bossp. 172
The Costanza Method: Part Ip. 182
The Costanza Method: Part IIp. 196
Sudden Asshole Syndromep. 210
Everything Went Pinkp. 223
Newspaper Guysp. 238
Getting Your Money's Worthp. 245
My Fifteen Minutes of Fame (Well, More Like Ten)p. 258
Last Roulette Wheel on the Way Out of the Casinop. 274
"Justice" Junkiesp. 282
Plan Bp. 288
Everything Went Wrongp. 293
Gonep. 299
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
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