My Path Through Life and Law
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Heartland Associates, Inc.
Serendipity: My Path through Life and Law is the story of Jack London`s peripatetic journey through his various careers in law. Once described by Paul Sullivan in the Globe and Mail as an ``issues poet``, he employs his recollections as opportunities to comment on some of Canada`s most important social issues.
London is a believer in honest recollection, and shares his ups and downs, his ethical challenges and his strengths and weaknesses. Throughout, he suggests that existence precedes reason and that luck is often more important than intelligence.
He concludes by recounting his myriad experiences with Indigenous peoples and his belief in reconciliation—which he sees as the key social issue of our time.
"Jack's book reflects the same wisdom, wit, clarity and thoughtfulness that I experienced over our long professional and personal relationship, which I cherish. This is essential reading for those who wish to understand how governments have tried to undermine the rights and interests of First Nations peoples for centuries...and how one person, confined to working within one narrow set of principles, can make a long-lasting, positive difference." - Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine, O.C., O.M.