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How Can You Defend Those People? (Hardcover)

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Praise for Mickey Sherman's "How Can Your Defend Those People?""" "I'm not popular with defense attorneys, especially in matters of murder. I'm one of those people who actually says to them, 'How can you defend such a vile person?', or a variation on that theme. Legally, on most of his cases, I'll never agree with Mickey Sherman, but I must admit I really enjoyed his book. Underneath his sometimes fierce demeanor in the courtroom, Sherman is a witty man with an amiable personality, an expert story teller, and a lover of the law who fights hard for his clients."
--Dominick Dunne, bestselling author "If Mark Twain came back from the dead and decided to be a lawyer in Greenwich, CT, this might give you an idea of the tone of Mickey Sherman's humorous, human, first-hand observations as he journeys through the black hole that we call our legal system."
--Barry Levinson, Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer of Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam; Diner; Bugsy;
Wag the Dog; and ...And Justice for All "While defense attorneys are usually my natural enemy, understanding their thinking and 'getting into their heads' is an offer I can't refuse! And in this book, we get insight from one of the best, Mickey Sherman."
--Nancy Grace, legal analyst and Headline News anchor "This is the real Mickey Sherman, speaking in his own voice--irreverent, incorrigible and just plain hilarious. He has seen and done it all in the world of criminal justice and television legal analysis. No one is safe from his keen observation and knife-sharp recollection. These are true stories, with serious underpinnings, that will have you roaring with laughter at the absurdity of it all. It's agreat read!"
--William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Chief of Police Sherman is the high-profile, colorful, and iconoclastic criminal defense attorney who grew up underprivileged on the mean streets of Greenwich, Connecticut (OK, he readily admits there are NO mean streets in Greenwich, but compared to his friends, he was "poor") and went on to fame and success in the courtroom first as a public defender, then as a prosecutor, and later as a defense lawyer. The same qualities that have made Sherman so wildly successful before the bar and as a ubiquitous television commentator are on display in this account of why he wouldn't trade his job for any other in the world and why it is that defense attorneys do what they do - defend the thoroughly guilty, the somewhat-guilty, and the innocent with the same passion and vigor. How Can You Defend Those People? is part memoir and part voyeuristic journey through the American criminal justice system; along the way the reader meets many of Mickey's celebrity clients and is treated to inside accounts of their cases. Sherman's winning style, self-deprecating humor, and his easy manner make it an eminently readable and enjoyable book.

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Praise for Mickey Sherman’s How Can You Defend Those People?

 

“When I needed an effective and colorful defense lawyer to be a character in my novels, I couldn't make up a "Mickey Sherman," so I just used the real one - read his book and you’ll see why!” 

 

--James Patterson, bestselling author 

 

"I'm not popular with defense attorneys, especially in matters of murder.  I'm one of those people who actually says to them, "How can you defend such a vile person?", or a variation on that theme.  Legally, on most of his cases, I'll never agree with Mickey Sherman, but I must admit I really enjoyed his book.  Underneath his sometimes fierce demeanor in the courtroom, Sherman is a witty man with an amiable personality, an expert story teller, and a lover of the law who fights hard for his clients."  

 

--Dominick Dunne, bestselling author

 

“If Mark Twain came back from the dead and decided to be a lawyer in Greenwich, CT, this might give you an idea of the tone of Mickey Sherman’s humorous, human, first-hand observations as he journeys through the black hole that we call our legal system.”

 

--Barry Levinson, Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer of Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam; Diner; Bugsy; Wag the Dog; and…And Justice for All

 

“While defense attorneys are usually my natural enemy, understanding their thinking and ‘getting into their heads’ is an offer I can’t refuse!  And in this book, we get insight from one of the best, Mickey Sherman.”

 

--Nancy Grace, legal analyst and Headline News anchor

 

This is the real Mickey Sherman, speaking in his own voice -- irreverent, incorrigible and just plain hilarious.  He has seen and done it all in the world of criminal justice and television legal analysis.  No one is safe from his keen observation and knife-sharp recollection.  These are true stories, with serious underpinnings, that will have you roaring with laughter at the absurdity of it all.  It's a great read! 

 

--William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Chief of Police



Product Details
ISBN: 9781599213736
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 224
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