In an interview, John Grisham talks about how he enjoys writing about lawyers much more than being one: “I closed my law office 13 years ago and it was the happiest day of my life; I have not missed it for one moment. . . I was so unhappy in that profession I would dream of ways to get out of it” he says.
The Appeal, printed simultaneously in mass market and trade paperback, has a combined three million-copy print total.