I realize right now you’re probably wondering who in the world is Daniel Handler? The sad thing is, I’ve been quoting him for twelve whole posts. Yup, that’s right. Daniel Handler is none other than Lemony Snicket.

Mr. Handler created Lemony Snicket as a fictional character who was truly heavily involved in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans. He fell in love with one of his peers, Beatrice, and eventually proposed to her and became engaged. Unfortunately, after what Wikipedia calls a series of unfortunate events, Mr. Snicket was accused of murder and arson. The charges became so misconstrued that eventually The Daily Punctilio printed that Lemony had died. Unfortunately, some time after this, Beatrice married Bertrand Baudelaire in Lemony’s place and had three children (whose names I hope you know by now).

After Beatrice died in a tragic fire, Lemony Snicket felt that it was his duty to chronicle the events of her children’s lives until they were old enough to face the hardships of the world on their own (not really sure how he would have accomplished anything helpful by doing that but whatever).

That’s Daniel Handler for you (though apparently, he’s been working on another series which will be published sometime this year. Who knows, perhaps Lemony Snicket is not finished chronicling lives quite yet)!

Quote time! “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.” –Lemony Snicket

End of book quote time: “Under the circumstances, it is the best for which you can hope for.” —The End by Lemony Snicket