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Business brain stormingSince my last round-up of reviews, a few more outlets have written about Supreme Ambitions — favorably, as it turns out.

In a review for HuffPost Books, former Supreme Court clerk Aaron Zelinsky read Supreme Ambitions against the backdrop of one of the fall’s most buzz-generating books, William Deresiewicz’s Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. This was a brilliant move given the books’ shared themes, such as the nature of ambition and the young overachiever’s search for self. As for his views on Supreme Ambitions, Zelinsky declared it “a fun read…. Lat has created a character that the reader feels attached to…. [F]or those eager to see what happens when the organization kids grow up, when the excellent sheep must leave the farm, Supreme Ambitions is for you.”

Over at Simple Justice, prominent legal blogger and noted criminal-defense attorney Scott H. Greenfield ingeniously used Supreme Ambitions as a vehicle for revisiting the early days of law blogging, back when the legal blogosphere was smaller, less commercial, and (arguably) more fun than it is today. His bottom line on Supreme Ambitions: “I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, fascinating and taught me about a world that [outsiders] would never know, or have reason to know…. If you take any pleasure in the secret sauce that makes the judicial hotties hot, then you will adore Supreme Ambitions.”

Finally, in the Indiana Law Blog, Marcia Oddi declared that Supreme Ambitions “will appeal to readers of Lat’s blog, Above the Law, as well as readers of other law blogs such as How Appealing and SCOTUSblog — those interested in the inner workings of the federal courts…. I would recommend it particularly to those interested in pursuing federal clerkships.”

As I’ve mentioned before, if you’re a book reviewer or journalist and would like an advance reader copy, please just email me to request one. Thanks!

When Excellent Sheep Grow Up [Huffington Post Books]
Book Review: David Lat’s Supreme Ambitions [Simple Justice]
Courts – Supreme Ambitions: A Novel by David Lat [Indiana Law Blog]
Supreme Ambitions: A Novel [Amazon (affiliate link)]
Supreme Ambitions: A Novel [Barnes & Noble (affiliate link)]
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life [Amazon (affiliate link)]
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life [Barnes & Noble (affiliate link)]

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