Reflections in a Mirror: Of Love, Loss, Death and Divorce

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A beautifully written, evocative memoir of the improbable lives of two brothers: Author Raoul Felder, well-known lawyer specializing in high-profile divorce cases and his brother Jerome, famous as a songwriter under the pseudony Doc Pomus. The tale encapsulates the essence of an urban America of a certain time and place in history. It is a story of essential themes in life: love and death, man's inhumanity to man, crime and divorce, a landscape that is as broad as America and Europe and as deep as the human soul. One can feel the heat of teeming city streets, the power of love, the legal wrestling of federal criminal cases, and the hate of divorces. The memoir is, at core center, tender and brilliant, funny and heartbreaking.

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Raoul Felder is, without doubt, one of the most widely known divorce lawyers in the United States. His career in law began as a Federal prosecutor until he went into private practice where he would be named one of "America's Most Powerful Lawyers" by the National Law Journal. Mr. Felder has written columns and OpEd pieces for many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsday, Playboy and Vanity Fair. A frequent guest on television and radio in both the US and Britain, Mr. Felder resides in New York City.

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In his witty memoir, Reflections in a Mirror: Of Love, Loss, Death and Divorce. . . Mr. Felder channels Neil Simon, recalling a childhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (and visiting his grandparents in Brighton Beach). Then he segues into a career representing clients ranging from the former Miss America Bess Myerson’s lover (though not against her) to Rudolph W. Giuliani (about whom he reveals very little). . .Mr. Felder’s mirror is convex; he appears approachable but even larger than life. And while many of his insights and anecdotes of celebrity misbehavior might sound familiar to regular readers of Page Six in The New York Post, he strings them together into a chatty and irreverent narrative. (Sam Roberts The New York Times)


Witty, Chatty, Irreverent.
(The New York Times)

Entertaining. Engaging. Mr. Felder knows how to tell a story. (The Wall Street Journal)

A MEMOIR comes from a prominent lawyer, but isn't a book about law. It's a lovely memoir of the lives of two brothers—one a famous lawyer, the other a famous songwriter—and provides a personal count of growing up in Brooklyn as the younger brother of Doc Pomus, who become a popular songwriter despite his struggles with polio. It's an account of family ties, the evolution of a lawyer, and childhood and coming of age in pre-war America and post-war Europe.

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