Like many men his age, Ed Tuttle is having a mid-life crisis. He is bored with his job, uncertain about his faith, and unable to find love in the wake of divorce. Unlike most other men his age, however, Ed Tuttle is a justice on the United States Supreme Court.
As the swing vote in one of the most contentious terms in recent memory, Justice Tuttle holds the future of the nation in his hands, a tall order for someone who can barely make it through a weekend without making a monumental life mistake.
In this hilarious and poignant debut novel, Jay Wexler—law professor, humor writer, and former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—reminds us that power is wielded by real, often emotionally fragile people and that nobody, regardless of how successful, powerful, rich, intelligent, lucky, or influential they may be, is immune from the feelings of restlessness, doubt, and anxiety that are inherent in living in the modern world.
Jay Wexler is a law professor at Boston University and the author of two non-fiction books that combine legal analysis and humor—Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars, which Publisher's Weekly said in its starred review was "laugh out loud funny," and The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions.