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By Jeremy Blachman

He's a hiring associate at one of many world's biggest legislations corporations. really good but ruthless, he has little persistence for affiliates who depart the workplace earlier than middle of the night or scouse borrow sweet from the bowl on his secretary's table. He hates vacation trips and paralegals. And he's simply begun a web-blog to inform the realm approximately what lifestyles is de facto like on the most sensible of his career. Meet nameless attorney - nook workplace, granite table, and a billable expense of $675 an hour. The summer season is set to begin, and he's acquired a brand new crop of legislation university interns who will quickly signal away their lives for a six-figure wage on the enterprise. yet he's additionally obtained a couple of difficulties that require his consciousness. There's The Jerk, his sour rival on the company, who's made up our minds to do no matter what it takes to overcome him out for the chairman's activity. There's nameless spouse, who's spending his cash as speedy as he could make it. And there's that mystery web publication he's writing, that is a perverse little bit of enjoyable till he will get an email from a person contained in the company who understands he's its writer. Written within the type of a web publication, nameless attorney is a fiendishly smart and hilarious debut that rips away the tasteless facade of company legislation and provides a telling glimpse within a daunting global.

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Certainly, Octavius. OCTAVIUS. Aren’t we forgetting that Ann herself may have some wishes in this matter? RAMSDEN. I quite intend that Annie’s wishes shall be consulted in every reasonable way. But she is only a woman, and a young and inexperienced woman at that. TANNER. Ramsden: I begin to pity you. RAMSDEN. [hotly] I don’t want to know how you feel towards me, Mr. Tanner. TANNER. Ann will do just exactly what she likes. And what’s more, she’ll force us to advise her to do it; and she’ll put the blame on us if it turns out badly.

I!! I!!! Both of us! [He flings the will down on the writing table]. RAMSDEN. You! Impossible. TANNER. It’s only too hideously true. [He throws himself into Octavius’s chair]. Rams- 56 MAN AND SUPERMAN den: get me out of it somehow. You don’t know Ann as well as I do. She’ll commit every crime a respectable woman can; and she’ll justify every one of them by saying that it was the wish of her guardians. She’ll put everything on us; and we shall have no more control over her than a couple of mice over a cat.

We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins. Good Lord, my dear Ramsden, we are ashamed to walk, ashamed to ride in an omnibus, ashamed to hire a hansom instead of keeping a carriage, ashamed of keeping one horse instead of two and a groomgardener instead of a coachman and footman. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

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