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I decided on 101 reasons as I didn’t want to depress the entire legal profession by having 1,001.
Paul Brennan, Lawyer, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

#. 39. The are always on about their books

The hardest thing about writing a book is to introduce the fact that you have done so into conversations with appropriate modesty. At first, you can carry a copy with you however as the months roll by you need to be far more creative (some authors manage this better than others). More satisfying still is letting it slip that you are the author of two books.

The Law is an Ass – Make Sure It Doesn’t Bite Yours! (my second book) or, as my receptionist at the time of the launch described it, "The Law is an Arse" is distributed around Australia. If you are ever in this position you will be tempted to place the book in a more prominent position on the shelf of any bookshop that you visit – do it.

Last week, I happened to be in Dymocks in Sydney and on requesting my own book (posing as a discerning reader) I was told “You are in luck they are now 50 per cent off”. “Oh good” I said.

Extract from article by Paul Brennan in Lawyers Weekly 20 July 2007
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