June 21, 2024

Existinglaw

Law for politics

Avoiding 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 outlandish they may be – and it does it in a practical, easy to understand and humorous way.

Amy is a nationally syndicated legal columnist and general counsel for The Judge Group, Inc., an international business solutions provider. She’s been asked every question you can imagine and then some. Friends, relatives and employees go to her for a multitude of reasons, not the least being she doesn’t charge them $200 per hour for a consultation. Her sister Robin is an author, stand-up comic and former sitcom writer. She convinced Amy she should write a book – that it would be incredibly useful for people who don’t have a relative who’s a lawyer. Robin is a television writer but she 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 entertains while giving you peace of mind. I was hooked as soon as I started reading Chapter 1: Your Job – Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Sell Your Soul to the Devil You Go! Amy answers such questions as – 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 town doesn’t have an official policy for stinky employees. Boy, I could have used some of this advice in my previous life as a municipal drone. But even if the questions don’t pertain to your life they’re still informative and entertaining. The author’s stories and humor make them a hoot to read. It’s useful and fun and highly recommended.

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Your Job
Chapter 2: Your Money
Chapter 3: Your Love Life
Chapter 4: Your Kids
Chapter 5: Your Online Profile
Chapter 6: Your Home
Chapter 7: Your Pets
Chapter 8: Your Ride
Chapter 9: Your Health
Chapter 10: Your Death
Chapter 11: Rights You Don’t Have
Chapter 12: Our Conclusion

Publisher: Plume (September 29, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0452295742
Paperback: 320 pages
Price: $15.00