It is impossible to do anything in law without interpreting the words of others and anticipating how others will interpret or misinterpret one's own words. "Statutory Interpretation," by Ruth Sullivan, takes the mystery out of interpreting legal documents. The book deciphers the often confusing and contradictory rules of interpretation and explains the way these rules relate to each other. More than that, the book goes beyond the content of the rules and focuses on their strategic use in constructing arguments and justifying outcomes. This is a deskbook no legal practitioner should be without.