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Lemony Snicket

  1. the grandiose gift
    Author Lemony Snicket Will Give $1 Million to Planned ParenthoodA colossal contribution.
  2. in other news
    It’s Not Easy Being LemonyYesterday’s essay in the back of the Times Magazine, by Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, could leave less-than-prosperous readers apoplectic. Handler opens with a bang (“Let’s start by saying I have a lot of money”) and proceeds to relate a terribly humbling episode wherein an acquaintance tapped him for $5 million to preserve a historic house. The inability to cut the check on the spot plunged the Snicket scribe into a funk: “People know I have a lot of money — there’s no way to hide it … But still, I don’t have all the money.”