From legal expert and veteran author Bryan Garner comes a unique, intimate, and compelling memoir of his friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
For almost thirty years, Antonin Scalia was arguably the most influential and controversial Justice on the United States Supreme Court. His dynamic and witty writing devoted to the Constitution has influenced an entire generation of judges.
Based on his reputation for using scathing language to criticize liberal court decisions, many people presumed Scalia to be gruff and irascible. But to those who knew him as “Nino,” he was characterized by his warmth, charm, devotion, fierce intelligence, and loyalty.
Bryan Garner’s friendship with Justice Scalia was instigated by celebrated writer David Foster Wallace and strengthened over their shared love of language. Despite their differing viewpoints on everything from gun control to the use of contractions, their literary and personal relationship flourished. Justice Scalia even officiated at Garner’s wedding.
In this humorous, touching, and surprisingly action-packed memoir, Garner gives a firsthand insight into the mind, habits, and faith of one of the most famous and misunderstood judges in the world.
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Ballad of John and Yoko
Nino and Me contains too many words, sentences, paragraphs, and chapters about the author’s relationship with his coworker/girlfriend/wife, Karolyn. Nino and Me completely drifts off into unnecessary and unverifiable aspects of the author’s personal life at the expense of learning more about “Nino”. Justice Scalia should have kept to his original instincts about the author and his motives.
The author seemed far too cavalier in his treatment of Justice Scalia when he was living. By the end of the book, I was left to wonder if the “SNOOT” term/article was used as a gimmick for the author to originally impose himself on Justice Scalia.
Nino and Me was difficult to read due to the pretentiousness, callousness, and greediness of an elitist midlife crisis story. At times, the over insertion of what seemed to be brand name placement ads was petty and greedy. As a result, the book provides a reader with many of the public and private establishments where people like Justice Scalia, eat, meet, and sleep.
Nino and Me was a disappointment. Unfortunately, the book was a waste of time, money, and effort.