Mar 27, 2019
Preet Bharara has had an almost unique career — As U.S.
Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he served one of
the nation's most zealous prosecutors fighting public corruption,
civil rights violations and terrorism. Then after leaving
that office in 2017, Bharara launched what became a meteorically
popular podcast, Stay Tuned with Preet — talking legal,
political and cultural issues with a fascinating array of guests
and bringing a blend of serene, clarifying rigor and gentle humor
to listener questions about the law.
Now he's added bestselling author to his resume with the
Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the
Rule of Law
— a book that's not so much a memoir as it is
a fascinatingly detailed, wide-ranging reflection on how lessons
and stories from the world of the courtroom can shed light on the
challenges we face as a nation and a community. Just before
released, Preet Bharara sat down with Barnes
& Noble's Miwa Messer for a conversation about the book, and
why for Bharara "justice" is not a noun, but a verb.