What if a former professional hockey player became a lawyer and married the most beautiful woman in the world? And then it all fell apart?
A Friday begins like many others, until John is fired by Frog, the managing partner of the mid tier law firm where John works. Over the next seven days, John confronts his career choices and marriage skeletons.
Life is Good but It Sucks is an exposé on the dark side of the legal profession and a personal account of failure and success in life after professional sports.
”My wife and I will separate when Jake is ten and Lea fourteen.”
”...I play a lawyer on a reality TV show called Life Is Good but It Sucks.”
”Pucks and people to the net, boys, pucks and people to the net. Part-time effort, part-time results. In hockey, and in life.”
”My father has few grand sayings: one, never trust a communist; two, there’s nothing worse in the world than a communist—save another communist; and, three, under every stone lurks a communist.”
“A single piece of paper on a chair, face down, never bodes well.”
”Sir, can I ask you a question? Is the firm experiencing a restructuring?”
“I have crossed a lot of lines. I laugh at the absurdity of it. Get a life you Internet people. Sincerely, a troll.”
“I’m late for the best billable time-filler invented by the legal profession. The process of discovery calls on me.”
”The rush you experience when your shoulder sinks into the unsuspecting suit—lawyer, broker, analyst, actuary, underwriter, adjuster, salesman—head down...”
»Wenn Churer sägen, sagen sie saga, sagen sie sagen, dann sägen sie säga.«
“...I call them, collectively, the German Goo Girls, GGG, the Gs, or, sometimes, Die Physiker.”
“She tells me not to hurt her, and claws her fingers into my neck. Don’t you hurt me! she hisses as she punches me furiously…”
About the Author:
John Frank is a lawyer and former professional athlete. His practice involves litigation and corporate counseling. He lives with his wife and children and two whippets. Connect @realJohnFrank or at johnfrank@LifeIsGoodbutItSucks.com.