Is anyone else in love with Bryan Garner? Or is it just me?

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I trust his guidance in grammar and legal writing. Am I in love? Hard to say

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It’s not just you, he had a weekend course at my law school and the waitlist was a mile long. Not my cup of tea

I do (but I’m also a LR nerd), but also know some others hate him.

I’m in love with the Redbook

His publications are very good. I rely on several of them regularly. Beyond that, he doesn’t do much for me.

We dated in college but it fizzled out

What’s his most useful book for a practicing lawyer?

It depends on your practice, I think. I‘m partial to his modern usage guide, but others may use his Redbook more often. Lately I’ve been referencing one of his brief-writing books for an appeal, and I’ve found it helpful.

His books are good and his advice is generally good, especially if you are writing court of appeal or amicus briefs, and especially if your client doesn’t mind have multiple associates write the same brief.

His 5-hour lecture that he gives to law firms is easily 4 hours too long.

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