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Daniel Handler

"Love can smack you like a seagull, and pour all over your feet like junk mail. You can't be ready for such a thing any more than saltwater taffy gets you ready for the ocean..."

Daniel Handler reads "collectively," a chapter from his novel Adverbs, a book about love, which comes in all forms even when you least expect it. (Running Tiime: 21:22)

Daniel Handler is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth and Adverbs and serves as the legal, literary and social representative of Lemony Snicket, whose sequence of books for children, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events have allegedly sold more than 47 million copies. He has worked intermittently and inexplicably in film and journalism, and has been commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony for a piece in collaboration with composer Nathaniel Stookey. An adjunct accordionist for the pop group The Magnetic Fields, Mr. Handler lives in San Francisco with his wife, the illustrator Lisa Brown, and a child.

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