Why You Better Call Saul
Saul Goodman: Advocate. Shyster. Tragic Hero. Gimmick. Fraud. How does a decent, likable attorney named Jimmy McGill transform into the morally bankrupt Saul Goodman? Is Mr. Goodman a reflection of Jimmy’s underlying identity or a reaction to indelible circumstances? WHY YOU BETTER CALL SAUL examines Jimmy’s descent and the many faces of our favorite fictional lawyer. This book also addresses many other questions, including: What does Kim’s relationship with Jimmy teach us about the power (and limitations) of love? What do Jimmy’s relationships with his brother (Chuck) and friend (Marco) teach us about how outside influences can affect one’s psyche? What do Jimmy McGill and Mike Ehrmantraut have in common with Dexter Morgan? How do Saul Goodman and Walter White break free from societal constraints? How does Saul Goodman manipulate the media in order to promote his legal services? Is Saul defined by his tacky advertisements? How does Jimmy run afoul of ethical norms? How does Saul Goodman compare to other fictional attorneys, such as The Simpsons’ Lionel Hutz and potentially challenge the cultivation theory? Does Jimmy possess any heroic traits?Does the story of our protagonist emulate a Shakespearean tragedy?
This book also tackles the thorny legal and philosophical issues that Saul encounters— from client confidentiality to advertising rules to which attorneys are bound. Be sure to check out the fun quiz at the back that allows you to determine how similar you are to the one and only Saul Goodman! So, heed Saul’s advice— roll around in the dirt with him. And if you want to learn what makes Mr. Goodman tick, you Better Call Saul!