In the beginning Oscar's life is the definition of you have to be prepared in order to get lucky. Reading about him made me feel like I was there in sunny Las Vegas drinking cocktails with him.
He also taught me a valuable lesson. The law isn't some stagnant black and white document because it has to be enforced and upheld by people. People are never black and white but various shades of grey. When people like federal prosecutors played fast and loose with the law against one of his clients Oscar went to war. When people like judges were subject to shaming or goading he took advantage of that.
While I don't agree with everything he's said or done he's quite a character and worth the read.