Avoid legal pitfalls that can come back to bite you at work, at home and at play

Avoid legal pitfalls that can come back to bite you at work, at home and at play

So sue me, JACKASS! by Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein is a book that will answer all the legal questions you’ve been afraid to ask, no matter how wacky they might be, and it does it in a way that’s practical, easy to understand, and fun.

Amy is a nationally syndicated legal columnist and general counsel for The Judge Group, Inc., a provider of international business solutions. She’s been asked every question you can imagine and then some. Friends, relatives, and employees of hers come to her for a multitude of reasons, one of which is that she doesn’t charge them $200 an hour for a consultation. Her sister Robin is an author, comedian, and former sitcom writer. She convinced Amy that she should write a book, which would be incredibly helpful for people who don’t have a relative who is a lawyer. Robin is a television writer, but shares a love of the law with her sister. Together they wrote So Sue Me, JACKASS!

The book is divided into topics and written in a question and answer format that is easy to use and fun to read. The sisters offer sanity-saving legal advice that is both entertaining and reassuring. I was hooked as soon as I started reading Chapter 1: Your Job – Hey hey hey he’s gonna sell your soul to the devil! Leave away! Amy answers questions like: Is it illegal to make people work on national holidays? The short answer is no. Or how about: do you have any rights when it comes to a smelly coworker? Well, it depends where you work. The sisters offer some practical advice in case your city doesn’t have an official policy for stinky employees. Boy, could I have used some of this advice in my earlier life as a municipal drone. But even if the questions do not relate to your life, they are still informative and entertaining. The author’s stories and humor make them a lot of fun to read. It’s useful and fun and highly recommended.

There is a disclaimer. This book is not intended to be a substitute for getting your own lawyer should you need one. As Amy says: “Let the first legal insight I bestow be this: He who acts as his own lawyer has an idiot for a client.”

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Your work

Chapter 2: Your money

Chapter 3: Your love life

Chapter 4: Your children

Chapter 5: Your Online Profile

Chapter 6: Your Home

Chapter 7: Your Pets

Chapter 8: Your walk

Chapter 9: Your health

Chapter 10: Your death

Chapter 11: Rights You Don’t Have

Chapter 12: Our Conclusion

Publisher: Feather (September 29, 2009)

ISBN: 978-0452295742

Paperback: 320 pages

Price: $15.00

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