Life, Law and Not Enough Shoes: Life As A Criminal Lawyer
Judith Fordham has worn zebra –print shoes into a courtroom, represented transsexuals, bikies, alleged murderers and rapists, and raised four children on her own…this is her story, from early life struggling on welfare to becoming a barrister and Associate Professor of Forensics.
Her bold approach to life and law is inspiring, and her stories about the world of crime and justice are fascinating. From a well-known baby-shaking case to the forensic science of decomposing flesh, this is a no holds-barred account of crime and the law.
And then there’s the shoes. In lighter moments, she tells of suing a pink shoe phone in her early career (much to the annoyance of her then boss). Now she has the State Director of Public prosecutions sipping champagne out of her designer shoe.
Judith Fordham has managed to find fun outside the dark world of forensics and crime.
Reading an honest and open creative memoir is a joy, a little like sitting with an old friend, enjoying afternoon tea and reminiscing. Life, Law and Not Enough Shoes is one such read – some laugh out loud moments, a peak at the judiciary system from within, some heartrending moments and a quick look at an inspiring life – I almost want to go back to university to learn forensics, almost 🙂 Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining reading.
Memoirs really can be great fun, Carol. I especially like them if the author doesn’t take her or himself too seriously. And it seems like she doesn’t here – a plus, in my book.
Loved this one as did my husband – that gives it an extra star😀 I think there is another book from this author-such an interesting and busy life she lead.
This sounds really interesting. A refreshing take on what can be a heavy subject.
A light and entertaining read Rebecca- in the quiet house I surprised myself laughing out loud😀
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