Happy Hour is for Amateurs: Work Sucks. Life Doesn't Have to.

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Based on the anonymous blog called the Philadelphia Lawyer, "Happy Hour is for Amateurs" is a juvenile, raucous, and entertaining memoir that follows the antics of one lawyer in Philadelphia from law school to law practice as he devotes 10 years of his life to one of our country's most popular yet unsavory professions. Satirizing office culture like never before, his story offers a wry and hilarious look into the monotony of the nine to five workplace and the debauched release that goes on when the sun goes down. Whether it's dabbling in S&M with buttoned-down career woman, chasing nitrous balloons with shots of Jim Beam, or overdosing on anti-nausea medication for cancer patients to stave off his hangover, this is episodic escapism in its most enjoyable form, as one man does whatever he can to avoid the unfortunate realities of the law and excruciating tedium of office life. But the story here is more than simple irreverence.This book also offers a hallucinogenic send-up of the legal profession, exposing the American legal system for what it is: a fraud in which greed is the name of the game and you're only as valuable as your last set of billable hours.

Revealing the tricks of the trade and the real motivations behind court room motions, he illustrates how lawyers con millions off of corporations and individuals through unnecessary claims and gratuitous filings at their client's expense. The end result is a highly entertaining story that lampoons office culture and exposes the judicial system for the farce that it is.

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