Hardcover Where There's a Will by John Mortimer, 2003
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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 generation. In Where There’s 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 There’s a Will is Mortimer’s witty and wise, occasionally outrageous, and always thought-provoking examination of what it means to truly live and live well.