Christine Son's first novel, "Off the Menu," is an account of the horrors of life at a big firm. But how much of the book parallels the life of Son, who spent five years as an associate at the Dallas office of Fulbright & Jaworski and is now a senior attorney at J.C. Penney Corp.? "This is not a roman à clef," says Son, though she does say that her tenure at Fulbright coincided with large associate salary increases, and relationships between partners and associates changed for the worse -- like in the book.
'Off the Menu' Captures Associates' Trials and Tribulations
September 10, 2008