Alternatives to lawyering

So, I get an e-mail from my friend Adele the other day. We’ve known each other since high school, when we were co-editors of the student newspaper. She recently finished law school, and now she tells me she isn’t so keen on the idea of being an attorney — just like a lot of law grads I know.

Instead, she’s been managing a “roots rock” band in New Orleans. I’m not exactly sure what “roots rock” is, but I do know that it’s a better gig than lawyering in every respect but one: Lawyers make more dough. Anyway, the band, Andi Hoffman & B-Goes, has just been booked to play at the