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Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler at a party celebrating the publication of The End, the thirteenth and final installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events, on October 12, 2006 in New York City
Born February 28, 1970 (1970-02-28) (age 38)
San Francisco, California
Pen name Lemony Snicket
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Writing period 1998 -
Genres Literary fiction, black comedy, children's literature

Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American writer, screenwriter, and accordionist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket. Image File history File links Handlertheend. ... The End is the thirteenth and final book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. ... A Series of Unfortunate Events is a childrens book series of thirteen novels written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym of Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by Brett Helquist. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym used by author Daniel Handler in his book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as a character in that series. ... This article is about work. ... For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Literary fiction is a somewhat uneasy term that has come into common usage since around 1970, principally to distinguish serious fiction from the many types of genre fiction and popular fiction. ... This article is about the tone of comedy. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... This page is about the novelist. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym used by author Daniel Handler in his book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as a character in that series. ...

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Personal life

Handler was born in San Francisco, California, and is an alumnus of the San Francisco Boys Chorus and graduate of Lowell High School and Herbert Hoover Middle School. For Elementary school, he attended Commodore Sloat Elementary. Handler graduated from Wesleyan University in 1992. San Francisco redirects here. ... Old girl redirects here. ... // History The San Francisco Boys Chorus, founded in 1948 by Gaetano Merola and Madi Bacon as a resource for the San Francisco Opera, has grown into one of the Bay Area’s foremost musical organizations. ... Lowell High School (San Francisco) Lowell High School, a public magnet school in San Francisco, is the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi. ... Herbert Hoover Middle School is a comprehensive public middle school located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, California which educates students in grades 6–8. ... Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1831 and located in Middletown, Connecticut. ...


Handler is married to Lisa Brown, a graphic artist he met at the University, and lives in an old Victorian house in San Francisco. His father Louis Handler is an accountant, and his mother is retired City College of San Francisco dean Sandra Handler. He also has a younger sister, Rebecca Handler. Handler has one son named Otto, who was born around Halloween 2003. Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... City College of San Francisco, or CCSF, is a two-year community college in San Francisco, California. ... Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970), is an American author, screenwriter, and accordionist. ...


Handler is politically active and helped form LitPAC. In the June 10, 2007 edition of The New York Times Magazine Handler reveals ambivalence toward his wealth, and the expectations it creates. He states he is often asked for money for charitable causes and often gives. LitPAC is an American Political Action Committee. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


In an interview conducted by the 667 Dark Avenue fansite, Daniel Handler gave his personal philosophy as 'Never refuse a breath mint.' [1]


Handler has described himself being an atheist and a secular humanist.[2] In addition, he says "I'm not a believer in predetermined fates, being rewarded for one's efforts. I'm not a believer in karma. The reason why I try to be a good person is because I think it's the right thing to do. If I commit fewer bad acts there will be fewer bad acts, maybe other people will join in committing fewer bad acts, and in time there'll be fewer and fewer of them." [3] Atheist redirects here. ... Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice, and specifically rejects the supernatural and the spiritual as warrants of moral reflection and decision-making. ...


Professional work

Handler has pursued careers in books, music, and film. [1]#redirect Book ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... This article is about motion pictures. ...


Books

Three of his novels have been published under his name. His first, The Basic Eight, was rejected by many publishers for its subject matter and tone (a dark view of a teenage girl's life). Handler claims that the novel was rejected thirty-seven times before finally being published. The book's tone served as an impetus of sorts for the Lemony Snicket works, the sad A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Basic Eight is a novel by Daniel Handler. ... A Series of Unfortunate Events is a childrens book series of thirteen novels written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym of Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by Brett Helquist. ...


Watch Your Mouth, his second novel, was actually completed before The Basic Eight was published. It follows a more operatic theme, complete with stage directions and various acts. Described by HarperCollins, the book's reprint publisher, as an "incest opera", it mixed Jewish mythology with modern sexuality. Watch Your Mouth's second half replaces the opera troupe with the form of a 12-step recovery, linguistically undergone by the protagonist. Watch Your Mouth is a novel by Daniel Handler about Joseph, a young student staying at the home of his girlfriend, Cynthia Glass, one summer. ... HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by News Corporation. ... Jewish mythology is a body of stories that explains or symbolizes Jewish beliefs. ...


His most recent effort under his own name is Adverbs, a series of short stories that he says are "about love." It was published in April 2006. Adverbs is a 2006 novel by Daniel Handler. ...


Handler has stated that his next adult novel is about pirates - or, more specifically, a modern-age pirate who "wants to be an old-fashioned kind of pirate". [1] Pirates may refer to: A group of people committing any of these activities: Piracy at sea or on a river/lake. ...


Lemony Snicket

Main article: Lemony Snicket
Handler signing copies of his books at a promotion for A Series of Unfortunate Events in February, 2006
Handler signing copies of his books at a promotion for A Series of Unfortunate Events in February, 2006

Handler began writing A Series of Unfortunate Events under the Snicket pseudonym in 1999. The books concern three orphaned children who have progressively more terrible things happen to them, and Snicket acts as the narrator and biographer of the fictional orphans. Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym used by author Daniel Handler in his book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as a character in that series. ... For other uses, see Alias. ...


Handler has also appeared at author appearances as "Lemony Snicket's handler", as well as appearing as Snicket himself in various other books and media, including the commentary track for the film version of his books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. He also wrote an introduction to Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography under his own name. This article is about the film. ... Daniel Handler a. ...


The Lemony Snicket books have been international best-sellers, and the 13th and final instalment of the series came out Friday, October 13, 2006. On the day the thirteenth book came out, Handler appeared on the Today show as Lemony Snicket's representative. is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ...


Handler has also written some short fiction under the Lemony Snicket pseudonym.


Music

Handler sings a sorrowful tune.
Handler sings a sorrowful tune.

Handler is an accomplished musician, having played accordion on various recordings as well as worked on an unfinished musical with The Magnetic Fields singer and songwriter Stephin Merritt. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1996 × 1330 pixel, file size: 293 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1996 × 1330 pixel, file size: 293 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Magnetic Fields is a band led by the New York City singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt. ... Stephin Merritt (born 1966) is an American singer-songwriter based in New York City. ...


He was in two bands following college, The Edith Head Trio and Tzamboni, neither of which had any noted success. He has also played accordion in the Merritt project The Gothic Archies, which have provided music for the audiobooks in the Series of Unfortunate Events. The Gothic Archies is a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt, more famously of The Magnetic Fields. ...


Handler also contributed accordion to a number of tracks in the Magnetic Fields project 69 Love Songs. In the box set of the project, Handler provides a lengthy interview with Merritt about the project, as well as conversations about the songs.


On October 10, 2006, an album with all 13 songs from the 13 audiobooks in A Series of Unfortunate Events was released. The album includes two additional songs, one about the band attributed to producing the album--The Gothic Archies. is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gothic Archies is a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt, more famously of The Magnetic Fields. ...


Handler also wrote the lyrics to the song "Radio," performed by One Ring Zero One Ring Zero is a modern music group that melds many genres and sounds to create a unique type of music and is based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ...


In the commentary on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Handler plays a song about how depressing it is to have leeches in a film. This article is about the film. ...


Film

Handler has also had some success in film work. He produced the screenplay for Rick, which was based on the Verdi opera Rigoletto, as well as Kill the Poor, which was based on the novel by Joel Rose. “Verdi” redirects here. ... Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Joel Rose has co-authored graphic novels, his journalism has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for several television shows including Kojak and Miami Vice. ...


Handler was involved in the screenwriting process for the film version of A Series of Unfortunate Events, but was ultimately removed from the project. He had completed eight separate drafts of the film before giving up following a change in those who were producing the film. Robert Gordon (screenwriter of Galaxy Quest) was hired to replace Handler and eventually received credit for the film's screenplay, and Handler has noted his pleasure with the film. Galaxy Quest is a 1999 comedy film written by Robert Gordon and David Howard and directed by Dean Parisot, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Tony Shalhoub. ...


Handler did submit a commentary track for the DVD version of the Lemony Snicket film, alongside director Brad Silberling. In character as Snicket, he derides the Snicket in the film - played by Jude Law - as an impostor, as well as choosing to play accordion and sing about leeches rather than pay attention to the film. He also made several interesting comments about the film which include the company Nickelodeon, "being on another planet, I see" when he saw the planets in the Nickelodeon Movies title, commenting that The Littlest Elf has "well-armed friends" when he notices the rifle in one of the elf's hands, as well as being "frightened by the sudden appearance of an eye" when Aunt Josephine looks through her front door's eye hole. At numerous times during the track he comments on the horrible things that are happening to the poor children, and implies that he is being held captive by the director in order to do the commentary. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... He is the husbad of actress Amy Brenneman, with whom that they have two kids . ... David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... This article is about the TV channel. ...


List of works

This is a partial list of works Handler has created or been involved with. For more information regarding his works as Lemony Snicket, see Lemony Snicket. Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym used by author Daniel Handler in his book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as a character in that series. ...


Books

As editor or contributor: The Basic Eight is a novel by Daniel Handler. ... Headquartered in the legendary Flatiron Building in New York City, St. ... Watch Your Mouth is a novel by Daniel Handler about Joseph, a young student staying at the home of his girlfriend, Cynthia Glass, one summer. ... McSweeneys is a publishing house founded by editor Dave Eggers, author of You Shall Know Our Velocity, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , How We Are Hungry and What Is the What. ... Adverbs is a 2006 novel by Daniel Handler. ... A Series of Unfortunate Events is a childrens book series of thirteen novels written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym of Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by Brett Helquist. ... The Beatrice Letters is a book by Lemony Snicket. ... Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography was first released on May 1, 2002. ... McSweeneys is a publishing house founded by editor Dave Eggers, author of You Shall Know Our Velocity, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , How We Are Hungry and What Is the What. ...

  • Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leacock (Introduction) New York Review of Books Classics (2004)
  • Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn't Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out. by McSweeney's (Introduction and Unfinished story)

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Film

It´s based on Verdi`s Rigoletto and written from Daniel Handler ... Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 movie, directed by Brad Silberling. ...

Music

69 Love Songs is a three-volume concept album by The Magnetic Fields. ... The 6ths is a band created by Stephin Merritt, also the prime mover behind The Magnetic Fields, The Gothic Archies and Future Bible Heroes. ... The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events is the third release by the Stephin Merritt band The Gothic Archies. ... The Composer is Dead is an upcoming book with CD[3] written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Carson Ellis[4][5]. It is a whodunnit about the orchestra. ...

References

  1. ^ 667 Dark Avenue: Noble Enough - The Insidious Inquiries: 21 Questions, 21 Answers
  2. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/books/10/05/handler.snicket/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.worldmag.com/articles/12275

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NAME Handler, Daniel
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Snicket, Lemony (pseudonym)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Novelist, children's writer
DATE OF BIRTH February 28, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH San Francisco, California
DATE OF DEATH
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