Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-02-07
  • Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

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Nobody I know is funnier, smarter, or has a wider breadth of references than my friend Jonathan Shapiro. This book is a bit of a miracle: informative, insightful, poetic, and funny. —Paul Reiser, comedian, actor, and bestselling author

Using famous real-life court transcripts, television scripts, and story after story, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling shows the reader how to get their message across and the result they want using the time-tested elements and basic structure of great stories. Part how-to manual, part memoir, always entertaining and never lecture, this book provides storytelling lessons gleaned from years of trial practice and television writing, wrapped in—what else?—great stories.

Author Biography

Jonathan Shapiro (Los Angeles, CA) is an ex-federal prosecutor and law professor turned award-winning television writer, producer, and author. His background includes two Harvard degrees, a Rhodes scholarship, three years working as a newspaper reporter, 10 years as a trial lawyer and Assistant U.S. Attorney, and 14 years writing and producing television shows like The Blacklist, Life, Boston Legal, and The Practice.

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