Daniel Handler

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Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American author. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket.

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DanielHandler3454 karma

No apologies necessary. I had no idea you even existed until recently. Shall we call it a draw?

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One hears it a lot on airplanes: "Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs."

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"The Plague." Has anyone seen The Plague? Is the Plague in your room? It really rolls off the tongue.

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I think books which ask questions are more interesting than books which answer them. For instance, after reading this comment I had the question, "How can a huge fan manage to use a computer? Isn't it busy cooling the air someplace?"

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Lemony Snicket.

DanielHandler2522 karma

My parents claim that when I was small I announced that my future occupation was going to be a man who lived on the top of a mountain giving advice. If this story is true - and my parents were notorious liars - then that was the only other occupation that interested me. My own memory tells me I always wanted to be a writer, even though my parents informed me it was a foolhardy and possibly dangerous occupation. It is important to inform young people of crucial information, which is why I am grateful to tell "Jourdy288" that martinis do not contain vodka. They contain gin. I pray I have told you this in time.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events takes place in the city and regions surrounding it, during the week and sometimes on weekends. All The Wrong Questions takes place earlier, in a smaller town. I do hope this clears things up.

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Focus only on your most charming clients. By the way, it's been too long since we've had lunch.

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Hello. 1. As with a dead body on the sidewalk, I had an outline for A Series of Unfortunate Events, but only a few clues with which to proceed. 2. The idea was that the books would become more and more complicated, in form and in content. You know, like life.

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Well, I prefer my acquaintances fully-assed.