WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. THIS BLOG HAS BEEN CALLED "THE DEFINITIVE BLOG ON MIAMI CRIMINAL LAW" BY THE NY TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE POPE, AND DONALD TRUMP WHO ALSO ONCE SAID IT WAS "REALLY GREAT". POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SUMMER READING LIST 2014

UPDATE: HEAT CRUSHED ON ROAD. Looking thoroughly beaten and never really in the game, your Miami Heat were crushed by the Indiana Pacers Sunday afternoon 107-96. Your Heat NEVER led in the game.  Don't forget to vote in our Miami Heat poll-------------------------------------------------------------------->

Summer is fast approaching. The Memorial Day Weekend starts next week. And along with back yard grilling and pool parties and baseball and lazy summer days sailing the breezes of Biscayne Bay comes our favourite activity (excluding the craftily placed hidden insult of a judge):  lying in a hammock by the ocean and reading a good book. 

Here's what Rumpole recommends:

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. A pure work of genius by the author who has cemented her place as this generation's best fiction writer. 

The Hours, by Michael Cunningham. Another winner of the Pulitzer Prize (the Goldfinch was recently awarded this year's prize for fiction),  as well as the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction, The Hours explores the impact of Virginia Woolf's book on three generations of women: Virginia Woolf,  Mrs. Brown- married to a recently returned WWII Veteran, Brown is reading the book in 1949, and Clarissa Vaughn, a NYC Greenwich Village resident circa 2000-2001. 

Will Not Attend, by Adam Resnick. Hilarious short but true stories documenting the life of Mr. Resnick, a comedy writer. We loved the story about the Piano which recently appeared in the New Yorker. "Booker's a Nice Guy", a story about Resnick and his brother out for a car ride with their dad and coming across the school janitor was so funny, we had to close our Kindle several times to stop laughing. 

Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis.  Now you will know just how and why the stock market is rigged against the individual investor. If the banks and brokerages houses and multi-billion dollar hedge funds  are getting ripped by the electronic traders, what chance do you have?

Men's Lives, by Peter Matthiessen. A little read gem about the Long Island commercial fishing industry by a wonderful author who just recently passed away. Matthessen is better known for his "Killing Mr. Watson" trilogy about the early settlers of the West Coast of Florida and the Everglades. 

Selected Stories of Alice Munro. This woman is as good a short story writer as there is. What could possibly interest a gruff South Florida trial lawyer about the lives of Canadian women? A lot actually. Read this book. 

Where Nobody Knows Your Name, by John Feinstein. The best reality sports writer in the business turns his talents to the trials and tribulations of Baseball's minor leagues. A great baseball book for the fan. 

Lincoln's Boys, by Joshua Zeitz. Lincoln had two aides: John Hay and John Nicolay. They were with the President 24 hours a day. Not just witness to history, Hay and Nicolay were history. 

That should keep you busy for a while. If you need more recommendations, just email us. We are the most well read person we know. 

See you tomorrow in court. 



12 comments:

PD Pendejo said...

Pedantic

PD Pedantic said...

Pendejo

Heat Fan said...


What, no prognostication on Pacers v Heat. I was hoping for another "take it to the bank" prediction, so I could bet the opposite way.

Heat Fan

Rumpole said...

The heat stink and they have no heart and the refs gave them the game. Take it to the bank. They Are a team only from running phonies would like. Sad.

FI FEW said...

Good list. Bad blog.

Anonymous said...

Calumny is not a word you often hear.

And to my knowledge, outside of Admiral Hub Kimmel, who was in charge at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombed it, no one I've ever heard about had the first name of Husband.

Weird, huh?

Anonymous said...

My wife and I went to a Christian University. I am ten years older than her. When we married we agreed, as the Bible says, that the wife shall be subservient to the husband in all matters. And in exchange for that, I take good care of her and she wants for nothing. As I am new down here and work in a big office and people are inviting us out, I am a bit worried what will happen when co-workers see an arrangement they are not used to. My wife won't order from a menu unless I approve. It's one way, after four years of marriage, she is within two pounds of her weight when she married me.

Any way, any advice on this could help.

Anonymous said...

Who is Lucien Ferster?

Anonymous said...

Dear 7:01:
When the police show up some day and find her handcuffed to the wall, you will score really high on the score sheet. We're talking life plus 25 here.

I suggest you simply show your wife that you are the man while also showing her you respect her and love her as she is.

Why do Christian universities teach men to be dominant pigs anyway?

I know lots of Christians and most simply get along well with their spouses and don't have the Donna Reid (you young people can Google her name) lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

I can just imagine this. Too much. As I understand this, DLP did not even apply to be endorsed and he was able to keep Veronica from getting the endorsement. She even attended the event and spoke. Truly a FML night for the young lady attorney. I wonder what DLP will do to Hector for making her run against him. It's going down!


Reinier DLP:

DLP: These are not the judicial droids you're looking for.
LOP: These are not the judicial droids we're looking for.
DLP: He can go about his business and endorse no one.
LOP: He can go about his business and endorse no one.
DLP: Move Along.
LOP: Move Along. Move Along.

Veronica: Serious? I was the cutest thing there! Everyone likes me and Colombians rule! Wait! They may know I am with Ben and Annie Pando! That explains it. FML!

Anonymous said...

My advice to you is to move to Ava Maria, Florida and blow your brains out.

Anonymous said...

My advice...don't come home early, otherwise, you will find me or some other guy banging your overly repressed wife. I can't wait to meet her at the next bake sale. Easy pickings.