From Lawyer to Pop Culture Blogger

One of the funniest posts I have read lately was written by an ex-lawyer.  Here it is: “Nobody, Not Even Your Mother, Has Such Small Hands” on NPR’s Monkey See blog:

Curious as to who this Linda Holmes person is, and how she knows my mind, I looked her up (yes! crack research skills! thanks, Harvard!) and found that she is a former attorney who then went on to have a series of very cool jobs.  According to NPR’s profile of her,

“Holmes began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living-room space to DVD sets of The Wire and never looked back.

Holmes was a writer and editor at Television Without Pity, where she recapped several hundred hours of programming — including both High School Musical movies, for which she did not receive hazard pay. Since 2003, she has been a contributor to, where she has written about books, movies, television and pop-culture miscellany.”

How did she do this?  Will she talk with us? Has anyone else taken this path?

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