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Pardon Me For Protruding and Other True Tales: A young lawyer's life, learning, and loves, Volume 1 Kindle Edition

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Length: 222 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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Call me Bolo. Many years ago I was a young attorney in North Carolina. It happened something like this . . . .

About the Author

Bolaride Jackson's first collection of stories from his decades in law practice,"Pardon Me for Protruding and Other True Tales," was so well received that a second collection has followed: "Such a Good Lawyer: Too Bad You're in Jail."

Bolaride Jackson still practices law in the Piedmont of North Carolina. A sole practitioner, Bolo drives a pickup truck, is married to his legal assistant, and hopes to write a third book of true tales.

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  • File Size: 452 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HMTD60S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bolaride Jackson's first collection of stories from his decades in law practice,"Pardon Me for Protruding and Other True Tales," was so well received that a second collection has followed: "Such a Good Lawyer: Too Bad You're in Jail."

Mr. Jackson still practices law in the Piedmont of North Carolina. A sole practitioner, Bolo drives a pickup truck, is married to his legal assistant, and hopes to write a third book of true tales.

Check out Bolo's website at bolojack.com

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian Haskell on March 10, 2014
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Pardon Me for Protruding is a delightful excursion from the 1970's into the life of a young attorney at law in North Carolina. If you enjoyed James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small you will find this an enjoyable read. Mr. Jackson chronicles the challenges of learning how to practice law as a lowly associate in a significant law firm, and the pratfalls of negotiating the differing nuances of the county justice systems, judges and hometown lawyers, particularly in the rural counties, of his beloved state. Personal glimpses into other areas of life, particularly his love life, provide many humorous moments. It is a great bedside companion with each story encapsulated in short chapters that can be read while winding down at the end of the day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Mouracade on April 23, 2014
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I enjoyed this amusing narrative of a lawyer's early years of practice in North Carolina, and read some parts of it aloud to my husband, who laughed out loud with me. I hope Mr. Jackson writes a sequel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A H Khawand on January 8, 2014
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Bolo Jackson's world is charming and humorous. The tales are too outrageous to be true and too ridiculous to be fiction. Reminds one of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas G. Doneker on April 19, 2014
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You do not need a law degree to enjoy this good read. Bolo describes legal maneuvers in a way that anyone can understand. Pardon Me for Protruding is light and funny; a perfect book to pick up when you just want to relax. Although Bolo’s legal adventures take place in an earlier era, any of us who have lived with technological change can relate to the human response evoked by a potential threat. I’d like a sequel to discover how Bolo deals with the computer/digital age. Bolo clearly describes law firm personalities, which seem strangely universal. For a few laughs and a peek at law firm culture, this book is a must.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jay Mittener TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 30, 2014
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This book completely cracked me up. I love to read short stories because I can put them down and pick them up while reading other books but Bolaride Jackson has done so well with this book that I read it straight through.
Following his years as a young attorney in North Carolina, Bolo, entertains and never fails to show us that every life contains hilarity and that in the end we are all just working at something.Jackson has an interesting life and handles challenges in the best of light.

It was really enlightening to read about a time when law wasn't all that we see on television as the sensational world of wheeling and dealing. It was interesting, too, to learn about how much of Bolo's early career was about navigating the people and institutions that have long been a foundation in North Carolina.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Keshian on March 31, 2014
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Bolaride creates an accurate portrayal of the life of a young "country" lawyer in North Carolina, with only slight embellishments, for literary flair. In the Mitford mold, it harkens back to a simpler time, when things weren't all roses, but there were shared values, a common ethos, and predictability, despite the eccentricies of the characters. He has captured the competing pressures, motivations and temptations facing young lawyers, the politics of a law office, the challenges of advocating for clients while showing deference to the court, and managing to maintain relationship with opposing counsel, all in a way that is both instructive and entertaining. Keep the stories coming Bolaride!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tess D Highland on March 1, 2014
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This book follows the life of a young lawyer, Bolo, in a slow-paced, southern, North Carolina town. Bolo takes a thoughtful, level-headed approach to practicing law and provides a gentle, humorous look at his assignments and clients. This book is the Andy Griffith story updated to the 1980s, providing a bit of nostalgia for those who came of age in the pre-MP3 era. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to Bolo's next collection of stories and characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas R. Hinson on March 1, 2014
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A delightful and educational journey through the trials and tribulations of a young lawyer's early career in Piedmont NC. It's set in the much more rural NC of a few decades ago so that one almost expects Thelma Lou and Barney to burst on to the scene any moment. I highly recommend this book to anyone but especially those who share a deep love and appreciation for our state and her people. It would be a wonderful gift for a recent law school graduate.
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