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I wanted to be a lawyer even when I was a little kid, and I was right. I loved the practice. Absolutely loved it. Hell, I loved law school, which is weird. But after 25 years, mostly as a litigation partner at Davis Polk in New York, I quit. Because I wanted to live more than one life. Not a bad idea and it worked. I've written a couple of surprisingly successful books (Younger Next Year has sold a million and a half copies in 20 languages, and still sells like hot cakes), and given speeches about 'em all over the world. A neat new life at 78; good for me. But I'm still deeply proud to be a lawyer and enjoy the company of lawyers more than any other group. Which is good in a way, because lawyers seem to need the message more than most. ...November 13, 2012 0 0 0