Hard Time & Nursery Rhymes

Claudia Trupp’s impressively candid memoir, Hard Time & Nursery Rhymes (Rodale), chronicles the challenges this mother of three daughters faces juggling her domestic life with her career as a Manhattan criminal defense attorney.

The Maplewood native writes with warmth and clarity about coming home from a tough day defending murderers to read stories to her young kids. Trupp’s poignant anecdotes illuminate how the career/mom-balancing acts are simultaneously enriching.

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