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By Reese Erlich

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

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.

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Tag: Bloodshed

Joe Conason: Bush’s Defeated Bluster on Iraq

The president’s attempt to whitewash “stay the course” from the nation’s collective memory is emblematic of the bankruptcy of his administration’s policy on Iraq.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE

Joe Conason: Middle East Crisis Blows Up Bush’s Illusions

The recent bloodshed in Israel, Lebanon and Iraq is a tough lesson in “what happens when the leadership of ‘the indispensable nation’ takes a mental vacation.”

Posted on Jul 19, 2006 READ MORE

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