Where There's a Will : Thoughts on the Good Life
Where There's a Will Thoughts on the Good Life Author:John Mortimer John Mortimer is best known for his stories about the lovable and disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole, the "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity." But he is also an accomplished memoirist, screenwriter, librettist, playwright, and former barrister. Now, at the age of eighty-one, he wonders what he should pass on to the next generatio... more »n. In Where Theres a Will, Mortimer ponders this question and writes about the (nonmaterial) things he believes enrich our experience of life. From the pleasures of drink and outdoor sex (though not necessarily together) to the justification of the odd lie and a vision of God as the Grand Perhaps, Where Theres a Will is Mortimers witty and wise, occasionally outrageous, and always thought-provoking examination of what it means to truly live and live well.« less
A kind of a last book before dying by the author of lovable old Rumple of the Bailey. Moritmer abounds in old-fashioned common sense. The tolerance, humor, and shrewdness on display here are sorely needed in an increasingly illiberal age. Both entertaining and up to date. A first rate read into the mind of the creator of Rumpole.