(Quartet Books)

“He is the smartest person I have ever met,” she writes of Boies, who represented Al Gore in the 2000 recount and the Justice Department against Microsoft. (“I knew David Foster Wallace pretty well, and he was pretty smart, but David Boies makes David Wallace look like, well, some other lesser David, maybe David Remnick . I think most people are overrated; not David Boies.”)

What’s the connection? He took a big chance on hiring her a few years ago when she switched from writing to law. (She left his firm last year.)

David Boies in 2000. (Larry Downing/Reuters)

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