This is an unusual (and from the first few pages I've read), rather funny memoir written by Judith Fordham. The "About the Author" page is fascinating enough to start off with:
"Judith Fordham commenced her career in science. She is a workaholic who later studied law as a single parent, then founded and ran her own law firm for far too long. She became a barrister then discovered the error of her ways, and is now an associate professor at Murdoch University running two postgraduate courses, Forensic Science (Courtroom Practice) for lawyers and a Certificate course in Criminal Investigations (Commercial Crime) for Police."
From the book blurb:
Judith Fordham has worn zebra print shoes into a courtroom, represented transsexuals, bikies, alleged murders and rapists, and raised four children on her own. Life, Law and Not Enough Shoes is her story, from her early life struggling on welfare to becoming a top barrister and Associate Professor of Forensics.
I used to jam a pillow under my bedroom door to try to stop the rats from getting in and biting my toes. They could reach my toes because I slept on a mattress on the floor.