Biglaw Partner Turns Author In Historical Debut Novel
By KATHRYN RUBINO
Aug 9, 2016 at 1:10 PM
Biglaw life is not for the weak. It takes countless hours (scratch that, the hours are meticulously counted and billed out accordingly), hard work, and dedication to be successful there, and the biggest Biglaw prize is partnership. Not that the hard work is over when you make partner — much like a pie eating contest where the prize is more pie, once you reach this summit of the profession there is work to be done to stay there.
But what if you don’t want to do it anymore? Perhaps you have other goals in mind, ones that are not compatible with time requirements of a Biglaw partnership? Would you have the guts to turn your back on the only professional life you’ve known and take a chance on a creative dream?
Meet Jonathan F. Putnam, a former litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis. His longtime dream of being a novelist is finally coming true with today’s release of These Honored Dead (affiliate link), a historical mystery featuring the adventures of Abraham Lincoln and his friend, Joshua Speed.
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