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Former Vermont Attorney General publishes memoir

Rootstock Publishing, a Montpelier-based publisher and imprint of Multicultural Media, Inc., announces the release of “A Lawyer’s Life to Live”, a memoir by Kimberly B. Cheney, Vermont Attorney General (1973-1975), of Montpelier.

“A Lawyer’s Life to Live” is about a unique time when Vermont culture was ready for change, and one young lawyer heeded the call. In 1965, Kim Cheney worked for a law firm in New Haven, Connecticut, trying cases involving fights about money. Wanting to contribute to more socially minded work, and rekindle his love of nature, Cheney, with his wife and two young kids, moved to Vermont in 1967. The journey led to rising political influence as Cheney became Vermont state attorney general, among other roles. The memoir also covers the Paul Lawrence Affair, in which an ambitious St. Albans detective framed innocent people, a disintegrating marriage, newfound love, adoption and reunions, and a return to private practice with a dedication to creative innovation for public benefit.

“Politics and law are bedfellows with opportunities for life challenges,” said Cheney. “My story is one I never imagined. I hope readers will feel they have learned about a life well lived personally while making positive social changes,” he said.

“A Lawyer’s Life to Live” is available now wherever books are sold.

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