Craig Chambers is a former editor of “Maxy’s Journal”, “The Vanderbilt Poetry Review”, and “Poetry & Audience.” He has been published in “The Little Review” and “The Greensboro Review.” Chambers holds a literature degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Denver. He also contributed to “The Rocky Mountain News.”
In his junior year in college, Chambers attended the University of Leeds in England. He did not attend a single class, traveled around Europe instead. He came back and took the final exams, only to be disappointed that he got a 1 in English. He later learned that “First Honors” was the highest grade.
In the ‘80s he became a real estate broker while he worked on developing his writing style. Chambers attended law school in the ‘90’s because he observed a real estate closing where the lawyer messed up the deal, but still charged a fee of $1,000. He figured he could mess up a real estate deal for a lot less than that. His literary satire on the legal system, F*ck You, Your Honor, was released in June, 2017. He resides in Littleton, CO.
About the Title
The title, F*ck You, Your Honor, comes from a passage in the book, so if you want to see where the title comes from, sorry, you’ll have to at least skim through the novel.
One of the problems with the title is that there are many ways to spell it. There’s Fuck You, Your Honor, F*ck You, Your Honor, F-ck You, Your Honor, F–k You, Your Honor, F U Your Honor, to name a few.
Some people are offended by the title and don’t want the book glaring out at people from their coffee-table for anyone to see. They treat the book like they found a dead rat in the kitchen and want to wrap it up in newspaper and dump it the garbage.
Other people love the title. Real estate brokers and furnace contractors especially seem to like the title because most realtors and contractors hate lawyers. Lawyers also seem to like it because apparently lawyers also hate other lawyers; and because lawyers studied the 1st Amendment back in law school, they are constitutional law scholars.
The best I can tell you is I think the title suits the subject of the novel. There is a rap song with a similar title but no one would confuse my book with a rap song. And the title conveys the feel of the book, its tone and personality.
Some people think the book is offensive; other people think that for the title, F*ck You, Your Honor, the book is not offensive enough. Whether you like the title or not, I hope you give the book a try.
Books by Craig Chambers:
F*ck You, Your Honor (June, 2017)
London on a Beer a Day
Shelter of Her Single Bed
Thanks for the Beer (Stories)
You Had Me At Shut-Up (Stories)
Location Location Location (Stories)