“Magnificent…the story will inspire anyone who reads it.”
--Michael Santos, Huffington Post
“A story that moves from bleak to fairy-tale fantastic…[the] transformation is both moving and inspiring.”
--Bookpage “Tells a good story of the deepest kind of redemption…Well, written, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable.”
--Tim Challies, Challies.com“Affecting…an unusal tale of punishment and redemption…readers will root for Hopwood’s attempts to follow a different path.”
--Kirkus Reviews"The only thing more remarkable than Shon Hopwood's against-all-odds redemption is the skill with which he's told his story.
A good lawyer needs brains, compassion, insight, and a sense of humor. LAW MAN displays all these traits in abundance. The verdict is in, and this is an outstanding book."
-- Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., coauthor BEHIND BARS: SURVIVING PRISON “LAW MAN transcends the 'prison memoir' genre and offers a redemptive tale of the human spirit.
From his damning portrait of his own transgressions to his exploration of criminal law, family, God, and love, Shon Hopwood paints a broad, troubling, wonderful canvass of a life transformed."
--James S. Hirsch, New York Times bestselling author of HURRICANE: THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF RUBIN CARTER “A magnificent book that captures the complexity of the American prison system – both its casual savagery and its unanticipated ennobling aspects.
What is ironic about this tale is also what is hugely intriguing, that a man sentenced to ten years for flouting the law is ultimately redeemed by his passion for the law, and for justice. This amazing story provides hope that people really can change their lives and make a difference.”
--Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and author of THE CONSERVATIVE ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION
About the Author
SHON HOPWOOD found love, a professional calling, and redemption while in prison. He now lives in Seattle with his wife and two children and attends law school. DENNIS BURKE cowrote the bestselling The Translator