Books by Daniel Handler

ALL THE DIRTY PARTS by Daniel Handler
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A disarming cautionary tale that's just naughty enough to be kept from Handler's Lemony Snicket fans but real enough to spark genuine conversations about sex and its consequences."
A perpetually horny teenage boy learns the difference between a breakup and heartbreak. Read full book review >
WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Just the sort of thing to make grown-ups and teenagers alike want to unfurl the black flag."
Life is a confused and confusing mess—but it still offers plenty of room for mischief, as Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, informs us. Read full book review >
Released: May 6, 2014

"Terrific appetizer for discussion. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
This trim, clothbound first in a series from Kalman and Handler for the Museum of Modern Art offers an intriguing painting-and-prose response to a selection of photographs of, as the title indicates, girls and young women standing on lawns. Read full book review >
WHY WE BROKE UP by Daniel Handler
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A poignant, exhilarating tale of a love affair gone to the dogs. (Romance. 14 & up)"
A toy truck, bottle caps, rose petals, a cookbook and a box full of other seemingly unobtrusive mementos are dumped on the doorstep of Ed Slaterton by his ex-girlfriend, Min. Their unlikely romance lasted just over a month. Read full book review >
ADVERBS by Daniel Handler
Released: May 1, 2006

"Experimental fiction is rarely this emotionally engaging."
The author of the popular Lemony Snicket series of children's books puts a playful spin on adult themes of love and lust, showing a narrative ingenuity that should delight readers interested in exploring the possibilities of fiction. Read full book review >
WATCH YOUR MOUTH by Daniel Handler
Released: July 21, 2000

"Beneath all the busy trimmings, though, it's just another reworking of your basic self-reflexive parody incest opera mystery. About average for the genre."
Handler follows up his waggish debut (The Basic Eight, 1999) with an even more pungent fricassee: a summer's romance turned incestuous and murderous, cast in the form of an opera followed, naturally, by a 12-step recovery program. Read full book review >
THE BASIC EIGHT by Daniel Handler
Released: April 29, 1999

An adult young-adult first novel set in a San Francisco high school. Read full book review >