Harper Lee Announces Third Novel, ‘My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune’


Finally, someone said it! 

From The Onion:  

NEW YORK—Shocking the literary world once again, acclaimed author Harper Lee announced through her publisher Tuesday the surprise release of her third novel, My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune.

“On behalf of Ms. Lee, we’re delighted to bring the public this moving new story, which follows the heartwarming relationship between a deaf and nearly blind author in the small-town South and the extremely kind and attentive caretaker to whom she wills every penny of her $45 million estate,” said HarperCollins president Michael Morrison, adding that the 185-page tale vividly brings to life the setting of a present-day assisted living facility in Monroeville, AL, where an 89-year-old protagonist named Harper comes to the life-changing decision to hand over all the money in her bank account, her property, and all future proceeds from the books she has published to her extremely upstanding and unselfish friend and lawyer, Tonja. …. (Continued here)

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3 Responses to Harper Lee Announces Third Novel, ‘My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune’

  1. Anonymously nYours says:

    Ok Bob, this is a ribbing on attorneys right? How many bequests have been handed over to silver tongued attorneys, slick family members without a conscience ?

    I call it the 50 cent theory…. So long as folks figure you don’t have much they over look you, then once they find out you have a little nutshell…. They want there half….

    I wish I felt comfortable saying more… But my family’s greed surpasses none you’ve ever seen….

  2. AY,
    I can’t speak to your family greed index, but I daresay I have seen some rather spectacular greed in my career. Of our local chancery judges like me, because I speak the unvarnished truth when I find the vultures circling. That helps take the guesswork out of their decision-making.

    I am aware of a small number of lawyers who have taken clients in the way that Onion story does. Most often it is siblings, kids or grandkids. The Onion purports to be humor. How can it be humor when it is factual, with only the names changed to protect the guilty.

    I cannot even guess how many powers of attorney I have helped get revoked. I figure I am on the hit list for quite a few economic vultures.

  3. Anonymously nYours says:


    My dad kept his dad’s estate in litigation from 1976 to settlement in 1991. There was a will, but it did not contain a antiterrom clause. So for him no harm, no foul.

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