Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Beginning: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance by Kevin Underhill


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We don't actually have a copy of the laws enacted by Urukagina, who ruled the Samarian city-state of Lagash over 4,000 years ago.

-- From Part One, "In Ancient Times," of The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws that Human Beings Actually Dreamed Up by Kevin Underhill.

Kevin is the author of the popular and very funny legal humor blog, Lowering the Bar.  This book about strange-but-true laws is not written for lawyers, although some lawyers may realize it's a funny book.


Amy said...

Great book beginning! It makes me curious what the lost laws would have been and how they would have been enforced. Typical it makes me think that when they say they don't have it! Lol. Still, gets me thinking :D
Have a great day,
Amy x

guiltless reader said...

That is hilarious. I was kind of holding my breath because the title is funny .... but who knows if it's real or not? :)

Elizabeth B said...

Living in New England we've had some crazy laws that people forgot we're still on the books about farming, religion, or witches! Thanks for hosting, Gillon!

karen said...

I definitely need to get this. It's the kind of thing my entire family would get a kick out of -- even the one who only likes reading Wikipedia ;)

Cora Linn said...

Sounds like a perfect Bathroom Book. Think I'll need to get a copy :)
Cora @ Tea Party Princess

Katherine P said...

This sounds really funny! Definitely a book I need to get a copy of.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Very interesting - sounds like it might be very funny with a name like that! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

Interesting! I love trivia so this book is perfect for me.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the sound of this one. Thanks!

Sherrie said...

Hi Gillion,
Sounds like a book I would like. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

Diane Coto said...

What an interesting book. I bet a lot of lawyers would love to read this. :)
@dino0726 from 
FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

Elizabeth said...

You always have such interesting books.

Thanks for sharing.

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My Book Beginnings

Maria said...

This sounds very different - thanks for sharing

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