From: Joy Matkowski ( jmatkowski1@comcast.net)
Date: 02 May 2003

I've never read a Vachss. The ads and reviews always sound pointlessly gruesome. Anyone have suggestions for the best one to start with?

Joy, lefty but not card carrying

Marianne (card-carrying Lefty) wrote:
> I hadn't heard that. I've had a Vachss sitting on the shelf for a
> while; I think I'll get down to it.
> > Actually it's the writing that finances Vachss' "day job." He's said in
> > numerous interviews that the money he earns from his books is what
> > enables
> > him to continue his representation of abused and neglected children in
> > court proceedings. I know here in NY state there's an outcry over the
> > pittance that court appointed lawyers are paid, and I think Law
> > Guardians
> > for children are paid even less. Before he started making money off the
> > books he practiced criminal defense part-time to fund his law practice.

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