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The Book of Strange and Curious Legal Oddities: Pizza Police, Illicit Fishbowls, and Other Anomalies of the Law That Make Us All Unsuspecting Criminals Paperback – August 3, 2010

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Nathan Belofsky is an attorney specializing in litigation. He has a bachelor of arts in politics from Brandeis University and a law degree from Cardozo School of Law. He lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399535950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399535956
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,108,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Amy M. Rosenthal on September 27, 2010
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This book is a really fun, short read. Unlike a lot of of the legal trivia you can find the web, it's well-researched and accurate--the writer has certainly done his due diligence. People who enjoy trivia, legal info, or history would totally get a kick out of it!
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Bought this on Amazon.com. As an attorney, had read other books about odd laws, etc., so took a look at this book as well. Adds a whole new slew of different laws and odd legal behaviors to the mix. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Hope you do, too.
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This book is entertaining and thought provoking.

It not only highlights some of the sillier laws throughout the world, it also prompts us to think about why we have laws and what causes governments to impose limitations on their population.

The writing is precise and humorous. Recommended reading for anyone looking to learn something and enjoy themselves.
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There are reasons laws are made and sometimes they seem funnier than sensible. My clients and I have fun reading and discussing the laws and their intent. It takes the bite out of hardcore behavioral therapy, and my clients can usually get through another day without poor behaviors. I recommend this text as I've been able to add another creative bend to counseling.
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A fabulous portrayal of both the silly and trivial parts of the legal system as well as the ultimate scams- particularly the area of Meso-Madness. It's an easy and sometimes whimsical read that I thouroughly enjoyed.

Dr. Evan S. Levine

Author of What Your Doctor Won't (or Can't) Tell You
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By Diana on May 12, 2013
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It's got a lot of interesting facts but isn't well organized and is a very stop/start read. If you want a good book to read a few pages here and then, but not sit and read through, then its great.
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A book filled with fun and facinating stories / facts that makes light reading. Makes you wonder what happened to create the need to make some of these in the first place.
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I got this as a bathroom read for my dad. He loves all of the quirky facts and strange laws that make us all criminals.
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