Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining: America's Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out

Don t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It s Raining America s Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out Can we get some reality in here asks Judy Sheindlin former supervising judge for Manhattan Family Court For twenty four years she has laid down the law as she understands it If you want to eat you h

  • Title: Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining: America's Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out
  • Author: Judy Sheindlin Josh Getlin
  • ISBN: 9780060927943
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can we get some reality in here asks Judy Sheindlin, former supervising judge for Manhattan Family Court For twenty four years she has laid down the law as she understands it.If you want to eat, you have to work.If you have children, you d better support them.If you break the law, you have to pay.If you tap the public purse, you d better be accountable.Now she abandons aCan we get some reality in here asks Judy Sheindlin, former supervising judge for Manhattan Family Court For twenty four years she has laid down the law as she understands it.If you want to eat, you have to work.If you have children, you d better support them.If you break the law, you have to pay.If you tap the public purse, you d better be accountable.Now she abandons all judicial restraint in a scathing critique of the system filled with realistic hard nosed alternatives to our bloated welfare bureaucracy and our soft on crime laws.

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    1. Judge Judy is really inspirational to me. Many people just think she's an actor on their television screen, but before her days of TV court, she worked in family law with everyone from juvenile delinquents to dysfunctional families, where she gained a reputation as a no-nonsense judge in New York. This book is great. Full of wit and humor but also insight, honesty and even poignancy, Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining is an excellent memoir that stands out with a style all its own.

    2. Judge Judy for president!! I love Judge Judy and her points of views. I have grown to respect her for her ability to make irresponsible people be held accountable for their actions. I agreed with everything she stated in her book. Some of the topics she discusses that are right on point are: 1. The fact that parents have grown to become irresponsible for their lack of parenting.2. Welfare should be an assistance and not a way of life.3. Dead beat mothers should pay up just like dead beat fathers [...]

    3. I remember when Judge Judy came on TV back in the 90s. Between this book title and the apparent $10 scripting budget, I dismissed her as gimmicky daytime tv. And maybe I was right. But recently I saw her show and really, how can you hate on someone who makes a living screaming at deadbeats to take some personal responsibility? How many times in a day do you wish you could do that? I have heard Judy interviewed and she is always thoughtful and articulate, so my main beef with DPOML is that its re [...]

    4. As mentioned in my update,I absolutely love Judge Judy. I record her show religiously everyday,the way she handles cases are amusing and tough. Needless to say,I looked forward reading this,but what I got was a huge disappointment. The writing style was disjointed and forced,I felt like the writer badly prepared a manuscript. Also it lacks the humor that Judy has,it was extremely tedious to read through the consistency and subject matters.Love Judge Judy,but this book was not for me. I will cont [...]

    5. This book intrigued me since Megyn Kelly said that it was one of the best books that she had ever read, so I thought I would check it out for myself. So far this book is just like Judge Judy; straight forward, honest and oh so refreshing. "As a family court judge, I look down on a daily pageant of dysfunction that would curl your hair. Think of every social problem you can that affects America's disintegrating familes -- welfare abuse, juvenile violence, abandoned or abused children, ugly custod [...]

    6. I agreed with her views on some of the problems in society and wanted to hear more of what she had to say. Unfortunately, her examples made me want to buy more locks for my doors to protect myself from the people in her examples that had done horrible things then gotten off without punishment or minimal punishment. And never leave my house. On top of that, all the things she details as being issues seem so major that improving them seems impossible and therefore makes things seem so bleak. Her s [...]

    7. I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. I kept turning to my wife and saying, "If Judge Judy ran for president, she'd have my vote quicker than these other candidates we're seeing!" Anyway, the book is probably targeted towards your average Judge Judy television audience member -- this is not a book of academic research, it's a book of anecdotes and Judy's informed opinions.The book describes the horrors of the broken welfare system, and the broken foster care system, and offers potential fi [...]

    8. Wow - who knew that I would love a book written 15 years ago by Judge Judy? She nails so many social issues right on the head. I wonder why many of these problems haven't been resolved with her suggestions after fifteen years? I think it should be required reading for all high school students."Teen pregnancy is not simpoly immoral, wasteful or unhealthy, it is stupid."More than 90% of people that came before Judge Judy were receiving some kind of handout. Charity for the needy - all others get a [...]

    9. Check out my full review here:confessionsofabookgeek/201First of all, it's important to get something out of the way: I LOVE Judge Judy. I’ve watched her TV show for YEARS. I love how feisty she is and how she takes no crap from anybody, and 9.5 times out of 10 I agree with her position. Christmas 2015 my Dad got me a copy of each of Judge Judy’s books, and I couldn’t wait to get stuck into them.This book focuses on the American judicial system, and serves as Judy’s rant against lazy peo [...]

    10. I do adore me some Judge Judy. Really. It's unhealthy how much I love her. I never. EVER. want to have to before her. EVER. She scares me.This book was written in '95, but really, she could've written it today. The complaints she makes about the justice system are still extremely alive and well today. While some of her 'tips' for fixing the problem drag on, they're written in a style that is truly Judge Judy, and I think that's what made reading it all the more interesting.Her real life stories [...]

    11. I enjoy watching the show "Judge Judy" on TV, and I find it amusing. It's easy to laugh at the TV show and the various cases on the TV show are mainly harmless complaining.However, it was tough for me to read this book since I felt as if I was alone with the judge and having the judge explain gruesome case after gruesome case. It was tough for me to stomach. It was a relief to put the book down and just move on to another lighter book. You would have to be a callous person to not feel anything w [...]

    12. I have a lot of respect for Judge Judy after reading this book (before, it was just "oh, that American reality show woman"?)After two decades as the presiding judge on one of New York's Family Courts, Judge Judy is well-placed to offer a critique of the failure of the American system with regards to her field. And what a devastating opinion it is; extremely authoritative and peppered with stories that will break your heart.I should say that I moved a few notches rightward after reading this book [...]

    13. pretty bad - i expected interesting stories of her court cases, but she just uses court cases to reiterate her points about welfare and making people pay for their own kids. she just didn't have enough material to fill a book and it shows as the book is incredibly repetitive. i'll just watch her on tv.

    14. Judge Judye is obnoxious and sometimes won't shut upbut her book was okay. She sounds like, before she was on TV, that she wouldn't always do the popular thing. She tried to do more of the right thing, to her way of thinking. I think it's okay to make people more accountable for their action. I just hope I don't get caught!

    15. This book was more chilling than anything I've read recently. No wonder our society is so screwed up! Too bad we don't have more straight shooting judges Judge Judy that would stand up for what is right! Judge Judy for president!!!!!

    16. I was so disappointed in this book. I love the outspoken, pro-responsibility attitude of Judge Judy, but found her feisty personality too muted in print. The storyline became merely repetitive and boring.

    17. Just as true now as it was in 1996. We have become a society of infantilized "victims" - with no personal responsibility. She has some good suggestions for change, but the book is mostly anecdotes of her cases to illustrate flaws in the sentencing, welfare, and foster care systems.Her views and opinions resonate with me - but I don't see a solution - the liberals and apologists have been entrenched for far too long. (yep, that was a "political" statement). I wouldn't call this an enjoyable read, [...]

    18. Highly problematic, egregiously classist, occasionally racist, surprisingly antifeminist, willfully ignorant of social justice, often self-contradictory, poorly argued, and mind-numbingly repetitive in structure and tone.She does make a decent point about birth control on page 212but the rest is awful.

    19. so I get addicted to watching Judge Judy and thus decided to read this book because of that. as you'd expect it's pretty preachy, there's some common sense stuff and then aggravating stuff. interesting to find out she was pretty hard on her kids but she's made her way through a lot of adverse conditions. seeing all that misery is quite a bit

    20. We frequently watch Judge Judy, and while she is often funny and interesting, sometimes I am also bothered by her luck of understanding and compassion for some situations. (She also gets a lot of really terrible people in front of her, and I'm sure that has an effect.)Based on that, I was expecting the book to be interesting, but often wrong-headed in an intolerant way. That was true, but what I wasn't expecting was how much of a product of its time the book would be. Published in 1996, at the t [...]

    21. Every day millions of Americans tune into see just what Judge Judy Sheindlin is going to say next. The phenomenal success of her syndicated television series (now in it's 18th season as of this writing) spawned many imitators and other shows but none of them have had the success that Judge Judy has had. Being a fan of the show I was interested to read her book "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining" knowing that I wasn't going to be disappointed. I was right, but it's not about the person [...]

    22. Although I'm a big Judge Judy fan, I have to admit that this book was a little too conservative for me. However, I think that the Judge has some great insights into what is failing in our welfare and childcare systems, and some of her solutions to these problems are right on point (e.g more specific allocation of welfare funds (checks going directly to landlords, etc.), media campaigns to promote social responsibility, etc.). The problem I have with the Judge's argument is that I don't really ag [...]

    23. You know the thing I like about Judge Judy is that even though she leans toward the right, and I say that knowing she prefers not to be labeled in political terms, she still understands things like compassion and level-headedness and that welfare isn't always the problem. But I do think that because of those conservative leanings it sometimes causes her to be a little myopic in some of her judicial opinions. But her assessment of the liberal left is spot on. "The liberal left is very good at get [...]

    24. Really, I wanted to rate this about 2.5 stars. I enjoyed that it was a pretty quick read and some of the stories were interesting, but I wondered frequently as I read it how things have changed in the time since it was initially published (almost 20 years ago), and was a bit disappointed in how simplistic (and very, very short!) some of the sections were, as well as how repetitive Judge Judy got in her preaching. I definitely agree with some of her thoughts on the problems she saw in her court f [...]

    25. I approached this book expecting to be a little offended by Judge Judy's beneficiary bashing. I was ready to admonish her for fully converting universal affirmatives (see John Cleese's Logician sketch, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail if you require an eloquent explanation of this logical blunder) by saying "all criminal I have seen are beneficiaries therefore all beneficiaries are criminals". She falls short of this, and manages to make enough of the cases she does know, to get her point ac [...]

    26. Although Judge Judy is clearly experienced, I distrust arguments that rely mostly on experiential data. I have no initial aversion to Judge Judy's opinions, but I found them unsupported by this book. I wish she had argued with more thoughtful and supported arguments, rather than by the force of her admirable experience and larger-than-life personality.Disclaimer: I grew frustrated the book about halfway through, so I did not read it thoroughly. Perhaps if I took the time to read it all the way t [...]

    27. I think Judge Judy should be president. That said, she is right about everything. However, after a while it seemed like the same old bitching. I agree that people should be more accountable for themselves. I used to be a paralegal, so I understand a lot of this. It is delivered with the same "piss and vinegar" approach she uses on her show. Very good, and I would recommend this to anyone who thinks our government is broke (both financially, and just broken).

    28. The justice system is failing the public because of irresponsibility, corruption and greed. Not all the public mind you. Just us suckers who work hard and pay taxes. The criminals, lawyers and bleeding hearts are working the system like a pimp in a bus station. Too bad the Judge's advice is falling on deaf ears, because anyone who has the power to do something to change the system is too afraid to do anything. Make me wanna holler. Throw up both my hands.

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