Updated: Saturday, 19 Dec 2009, 10:54 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 19 Dec 2009, 9:49 AM EST
David Schmahmann didn't enjoy his life as a lawyer working a big firm in Boston. But the experience did provide the backdrop for his new novel Nibble & Kuhn, which takes a not so flattering look the inner workings of such a firm.
Schmahmann's novel focuses on a lawyer up for partner. He gets stuck with a difficult case just weeks before trial. At the same time, he's developing a relationship with a young associate in the firm who just happens to be engaged to someone else.
Schmahmann says he found working in a big law firm to be "soul-destroying" and tedious. The firm he writes about in the novel, he says, "gets too big for its britches." But he says the book hits a nerve with many lawyers, who've contacted him since reading the book.
You can learn more about the author by visiting his website www.davidschmahmann.com.