Sunday, January 09, 2005

A Very Fortunate Event





Yesterday, in addition to being my son's 10th birthday, happened to be the day that Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) was being interviewed in Manhattan as part of The New York Times' Arts & Leisure weekend. Since my son and I are enormous fans of the books (both paper and audio)..and NOT the dreadful movie...I thought it would be a delightful surprise to take him to this VERY fortunate event.

It was amazing. Daniel Handler should be the next Oprah or something. Except instead of weeping at people's troubles, he'd laugh at them. And then play a silly song on the accordion about running away and dying.

If you EVER have the opportunity to see this man speak...don't miss it. He doesn't show up often, so I'd suggest subscribing to the Author Tracker at HarperCollins.com.