"Who is this guy? You're not
allowed to portray lawyers in novels as anything but dedicated
warriors for the common good. In the words we teach all of our
clients when they are suing for millions over spilled coffee, 'it is
not about the money.' We hate this book, and if you read it, we
will sue you."
-- America's tort lawyers
"This Meyer person obviously never read
the instruction manual for writing novels. Journalists are
supposed to be brave and honest, while corporations are supposed to be
evil and rapacious, not the other way around. "
-- Other modern novel writers
"Its not that bad here."
-- The Harvard University administration
"I was kind of proud that Warren wrote
a novel, but then I read it and saw the dirty stuff and all the bad
words. Now I am really embarrassed."
-- Warren's mom
"We are shocked that anyone would imply
that our efforts to regulate industry are aimed more at helping
favored political supporters than championing the common man."
"This is what you were doing at the
office instead of driving the kids to soccer? Writing a novel? I
thought you were doing work!"
-- Warren's wife
"Warren was never my student. I
swear. Don't even think about blaming this on me."
-- Warren's high school English teacher