- Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper Perennial; Auflage: Reprint (10. Januar 1997)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0060927941
- ISBN-13: 978-0060927943
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,5 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 44 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 429.506 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining: America's Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 10. Januar 1997
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"Stuffed with terrifying tales of juvenile crime. Frightening but fascinating."-- "USA Today""Should be required reading for anyone who cares about law and order: how it has been undermined and what can be done to fix it."-- "New York Daily News""She makes advocates of Tough Love look like marshmallow liberals...Pithy and opinionated, with many real-life case histories, this book is an eye-opener for the politically left and an 'All Right!' cheer for the right."-- "Publishers Weekly"
Judy Sheindlin, former supervising judge for Manhattan Family Court has, for 24 years, laid down the law as she understands it: if you want to eat, you have to work; if you have children, you'd better support them; if you break the law, you have to pay; if you tap the public purse, you'd better be accountable. She abandons all judicial restraint in a scathing critique of the system, filled with hard-nosed alternatives to what she perceives as the US' bloated welfare bureaucracy and soft-on-crime laws.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
I have two major problems with the content of this book, which is obviously written for laypersons with no knowledge of the legal system.
First, all her observations are based on anecdotal encounters with people IN COURT. Has it occured to anyone else that, while there are always people who scam the system or are dishonest, that MOST PEOPLE DON'T END UP IN COURT?!? Therefore, all her observations are biased because she never sees the people who don't have some problem that lands them in front of a judge.
And secondly, I am ashamed of the type of vigilant law she brags about. Denying people their constitutional rights and supplementing the information in a case with rumors from the legal community are only two examples of ways in which she ultimately undermines the basic ! principles of our judicial system. She seems to have the idea that anyone who doesn't model their lives after what white, educated, upper-middle class professionals believe is appropriate, must be some kind of animal who needs to be "whipped into shape." I find this ethnocentricism sickening. While I'm grateful that she is no longer ruining people's lives in Family Court, I am not happy that a whole generation of vigilanty right-wing legal buffs is being bred in living rooms across the country.
Whether one agrees with all her premises or not, she offers a breath of fresh air to a stale situation which has only grown worse over the last several decades.
This volume should be required reading for all those who believe that throwing money at the problems bedeviling families in this country can be cured by more programs or more monetary entitlements.
One might add that if a few politicians and judges as well as social workers spent an hour or two with this book, it might offer fresh insights into less costly and more productive solutions to the problems that plague our society.
The book covers a variety of social issues in the context of her legal and judicial experience, and she does a full court press in giving her opinions. Not given to judicial restraint, she speaks out on those issues to which her nearly quarter of a century experience as a judge has entitled her. I only wish that she were running for public office. She would certainly have my vote.
The only issue that I take with the book is that it is really not a cohesive entity. It is a somewhat disjointed collection of essays or opinions on various social issues that repeatedly came up during her years on the bench. There is no attempt to put them together into a broader context, so that one segues into the next. This is the one shortcoming of the book. Nonetheless, it is still an interesting read.
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The book exposes certain problems in american society, which are actually universal. If you know the TV show, you know what it is about.Veröffentlicht am 24. Oktober 2012 von Peter
Although Judge Judy has a lot of good ideas her book, while entertaining, is just one big long rant. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Juli 2000 von MamaMorgs
With a title like Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining it's a wonder that Judge Judy has a legitimate law degree or whatever. I'll never get it.Veröffentlicht am 6. Juli 2000 von Andy
What's included is good, and Judy has a lot of ideas about judicial reform in America. Some of the cases she reflects back on are horrifying. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 5. Juli 2000 von ricardo_guerrero
Judge Judy, labelled as America's toughest family court judge, tells us in her book some amusing and amazing stories that she has witnessed in her long career as a family court... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 5. Juli 2000 von Mr. Raphael Chalvarian
This book will make your blood boil! The author has tried thousands of family court cases and divulges the chronic failures of the legal system in America. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 30. April 2000 von POGO
This book should be on EVERY book shelf in America! I've read it twice. matter of fact, I purchased both books that were written by Judge Judy. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. November 1999 von Faye Knight
Judge Judy offers some real solutions to real problems in this book. It is about time someone took task with the inadequacies of our legal system and social system. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. September 1999 veröffentlicht
What a brilliant woman! At the end of each page...I found my self saying...YEAH!! IT'S ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 29. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht