Last Pick - by Pierce O'Donnell (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Lawyers & Judges
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Pierce O'Donnell
Language: English
Street Date: December 6, 2022
TCIN: 86287243
UPC: 9781644282953
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-9580
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

A whimsical warmhearted autobiography of a twelve-year-old who became a great trial lawyer

The oldest of four children in a prototypical Irish Catholic family, Pierce O'Donnell recounts growing up in a village with more cows than residents with his WWII-hero father, who owns the only liquor store; his intellectual mother, the librarian; his spinster aunt, the local postmaster; his three younger sisters; and a ghost named Nora. Last Pick adroitly conjures up a bygone era in which this young boy's biggest concerns were making the Little League Team (he never did), not freezing to death delivering a newspaper, making Eagle Scout, and learning Latin as a reluctant altar boy allergic to incense. This self-deprecating story of a determined, well-meaning underdog will delight O'Donnell's fellow Baby Boomers and enchant younger generations for years to come with its witty and timeless humor.

Review Quotes


"O'Donnell's story doesn't confine itself solely to him...The rich history that he provides in this wonderful memoir ensures the past lives on."

--San Francisco Book Review

"An affectionate, appealing, and unsentimental look back on an all-American boyhood in the '50s."



"The Nazi saboteur case is a blot on our law, and is being used by the Bush administration now to defend its attacks on civil liberties."

--Anthony Lewis

"O'Donnell is a master storyteller who vividly brings to life the trying times of World War II and a nation gripped by fear. "

--Johnnie Cochran

"[In Time of War] reads like a spy novel, only it's all true."

--David Cole, author of Enemy Aliens

About the Author

Pierce O'Donnell is one of the foremost trial lawyers in America and a bestselling author. In a storied career spanning a half century, he has won numerous landmark decisions that have changed the law. In Last Pick, we are transported back to his boyhood to learn what made him the dynamic, bigger-than-life man who has championed the rights of the voiceless and vulnerable, while writing six acclaimed books, a feature film, and a stage play. Pierce lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Carmen.
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Estimated ship weight: 0.9 pounds
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