Book Review | How To Sue A Telemarketer

Title: How To Sue A Telemarketer

Author: Stephen Ostrow

About the Book:

Telemarketers have been a pain in the general public’s behind for decades. Thanks to their interrupting us day and night, the telephone has been transformed from a convenience, into a source of annoyance and frustration.

How To Sue A Telemarketer: A Manual For Restoring Peace On Earth One Phone Call At A Time is a tongue-in-cheek manual that shows the average citizen how they can fight back against a telemarketer by taking them to small-claims court. Half humorous and half How to, How to Sue a Telemarketer combines comedy with savvy information about the legal system and step-by-step instructions on how consumers can sue telemarketers.

I wrote How To Sue A Telemarketer for all the good, kind and ordinary people of the world who simply want to have a quiet dinner, or a beer and watch a basketball game, without getting interrupted by someone who doesn’t give a damn about them, says Steve Ostrow, the books author and an attorney for over 30 years.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Steve has been seen on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel and The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a celebrity impersonator for the television character Kramer, of the famed Seinfeld television show. Just visualize Cosmo Kramer going to law school. How would he defend the public’s right to have some peace and quiet in their homes? This book is it. How To Sue A Telemarketer will comically take the reader through the process of:

  • What to do when a telemarketer first calls
  • Gathering information to file a civil complaint
  • Filing and serving of the complaint
  • What to do in court all the way through collection on the judgment
  • Everything you need to know about suing telemarketers

My Review:

Let me tell you about How to Sue a Telemarketer.  Or, I could just say, Wow.  Seriously.  What an incredibly valuable book, chockfull of information.  I was amazed.

This book is a mere 137 pages, but those 137 pages are packed with all the information you need to guide you through the legal process.  I never thought it could be done.  (I went to law school, so trust me, you could read 137 pages for one course in one night and feel like you got nothing from it.)

You”ll learn everything you need to know, step by step, to litigate a case.  But, the beauty of it is it doesn’t read like a textbook.  It’s not overwhelming, it’s not hard to get through, and it’s not hard to learn — or remember!  What more could you ask for?

How to Sue a Telemarketer is well worth reading. Even if you have no intention of taking a telemarketer to court, this book will arm you with the tools necessary to combat them if they call your house.  Stephen Ostrow has a definite calling in the writing field.  I hope he continues.

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*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Kristin is the mom of two boys and two girls and lives outside of Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read, write, shop, and spend as much of her summer as possible at the Jersey shore!

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