“Terrible things happening to orphans over and over again”

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That turned out to be a very fortunate pitch for Lemony Snicket.

The Chronicle reports on Daniel Handler, San Francisco native and future contributor to Letters for Kids. Topics discussed include: a childhood at the library, Occupy Wall Street, mixed messages from parents, and a status as “the quippiest.”


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →