Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Review: The Little Legal Companion

I was walking through the library when this little book caught my eye. How awesome, I thought, all the legal advice I'd ever need from a tiny little book. I was tempted to call our company lawyer and tell him his services would no longer be needed - but I figured I should take it home and actually browse the book before I made that call.

I guess I'm glad I did, because, calling this a Legal Companion is a bit of a misnomer. It should really be titled:A Collection of 10-Item Lists On A Wide Range Of Topics, With No Legal Advice Provided. In fairness, I can see how Legal Companion is more pithy. The book really is really nothing more than a series of mostly common sense Top 10 lists. There's nothing particularly legal about it. Heck, it's more blog than book.

So yeah, I was disappointed that it was so very shallow on content. But here's the thing, the book is so easy to read, and covers such a breadth of situations, that there's probably at least a handful of things in here you wouldn't have thought of.

I wouldn't go out of my way to read it, but it does make a great little bathroom knowledge book. I give it a 5/10 for being-kinda-sorta-but-not-really useful.

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