Start reading Pardon Me For Protruding and Other True Tales on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

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

Bolaride Jackson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $10.87
Kindle Price: $3.99
You Save: $6.88 (63%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $3.99  
Paperback $9.78  
Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

Legal briefs, judicial robes, and tight skirts. Oddball cases, wacky clients, and conniving opponents. Plus crabby judges and nutty law partners; courtroom drama and office romance. Young attorney Bolo Jackson finds himself in the midst of it all, in this collection of short stories based on his early years as a lawyer in North Carolina. If there had been a lawyer in the old Andy Griffith TV series, Bolo would have been the guy. But Southern law practice in a simpler time wasn’t so simple. How do you handle a judge so mean he’ll jail his own kin — or a hot secretary so jealous she’ll give your files to your opponent? How can you impress big-city opponents when you’ve got chickens and rabbits roaming through your small-town law office? Does a “legalizer” give you the right to water your lawn naked? When does a car deserve to be shot to death? You’ll find the answers in this witty and charming memoir by a lawyer who learned the hard way — and had a heck of a fun time doing it. Pardon Me for Protruding and Other True Tales: A Young Lawyer's Life, Learning, and Loves. A Memoir by Bolaride Jackson, Attorney at Law

If you enjoy this book, you'll want to read the equally exciting and ridiculous sequel, Such a Good Lawyer: Too Bad You're in Jail: A Young Lawyer's Life, Learning, and Loves, Volume 2. A further memoir by Bolaride Jackson, Attorney at Law


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 658 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HMTD60S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,311 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolaride Jackson, a contemporary James Herriot March 10, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing. April 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quickpaced tale of quirky characters January 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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".
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read! April 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for Next Collection of Stories March 1, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the right touch April 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Jackson's tales of his law practice. He has just the right touch of wit and humor in his writing. I look forward to reading more from this entertaining author.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'VE OFTEN WONDERED, SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED.Great read, lots of laughs, seems to me I've parked in parking lots like theirs, even dealt with some Attorneys that resemble
these in this book, however mine were in Oregon..Enjoy This Book..
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pardon me for laughing!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have really enjoyed reading this book of short stories from the life of a young attorney. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kai Hunter
4.0 out of 5 stars Lawyers are human too
I really enjoyed this book! I always think of lawyers as "sharks" in suits until reading this. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Pam P
4.0 out of 5 stars `Bolo! It's intruding -- not protruding! That's a line from the Amos...
North Carolina attorney author Bolaride Jackson not only has the skills of a fine lawyer, he also possesses a keen sense of humor - something many of us have not appreciated until... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Grady Harp
4.0 out of 5 stars An honest review
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
It is a very fast read. It is funny and tells the tales of small town lawyer.
Published 5 days ago by Annette Cohen
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun and quirky stories.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As a resident of North Carolina, I am very familiar with the quirkiness of some of the small town residents. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Helen B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed this read. Very clever! I hope that Mr. Jackson decides to write a sequel.
Published 6 days ago by dsnylvrmia
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very interesting and amusing book
Published 7 days ago by E. Leaf
4.0 out of 5 stars Who knew how good?
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Witty, self-deprecating, down-to-earth - none of the words you would associate with an attorney, but describe the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Mamallama
5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this book
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found it to be well written and humorous from beginning to end. Read more
Published 8 days ago by James Bragg
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read!
A charming account of a lawyers life in small town USA. This was a light read that was funny and entertaining!
Published 8 days ago by Cheri Markcity
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More 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."

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.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category