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The struggles within in The Street Lawyer Homelessness is a disease tearing at the very framework of our society John Grisham in The Street Lawyer addresses this issue Grisham uses the impetus of homelessness to motivate and create a conflict within the delicate psyche of a young lawyer on his way to the top of a large DC firm called Drake Sweeney Michael Brock is caught in a hostage situation narrowly avoiding death The hostage turns out to be a disgruntled homeless man whom Drake Sweeney have put back on the street This starts the gears turning in Michaels head he keeps asking the question why The curiosity overwhelms him and there ends his lucrative Drake Sweeney career and begins Michaels life as a street lawyer Grisham believes that we all should confront societys moral standards while simultaneously struggling to develop our own idea of what is right and true Grisham can relate to these ideals commonly held by a street lawyer It all began on February 8 in 1955 in Jonesboro Arkansas That was when and where John Grisham was born He was raised in a family of five children During his youth he moved around a lot because his father was a construction worker All through his childhood Grisham had romantic dreams of becoming a professional baseball player Since he could not become a professional baseball player he thought of becoming a tax lawyer Grisham graduated from MSU Mississippi State University in 1977 with an accounting major After studying at MSU he went to lawschool at the University of Mississippi from which he graduated in 1981 Grishams career has been a long winding road with many twists and turns These actions somewhat mirror the actions of the protagonists in the novels he writes He has gone through many career stages throughout his adult life Grisham was a lawyer and
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