Pre-order now: Daniel Handler's forthcoming AND THEN? AND THEN? WHAT ELSE?


From now and as long as supplies last (if you see this page, we're still taking orders), all orders of And Then? And Then? What Else? (out May 21, 2024) will come with an exclusive, limited-edition Booksmith postcard for the book with a handwritten note, quip, question, observation or message from Daniel himself, and a signature. No special action required: just click through to place your order, and we'll send you a confirmation! We're so excited to share this book with you. 

Please note that *personalized* copies of And Then? And Then? What Else? will be available in June, when we resume our signed book program for Daniel and Lemony.

People who've been waiting for a Daniel Handler memoir will love this wonderful book, yes. But so will people who've been dying to be able to talk to him, or to Lemony Snicket. As much as a memoir, it's also a loving, funny, wandering appreciation of art, of how we discover what we love and how we carry it with us, all our lives, inside our heads, and how what we love shapes what we make and do. Think of it as a playlist, or a very personal syllabus, that captures a whole lifetime of reading and listening and looking, and encourages you to love what you love—all the weird, messed-up, funny little bits of life that make us who we are.

About the book

A bold, candid, vulnerable, and entertaining memoir of a literary life by the writer otherwise known as Lemony Snicket.

Part memoir, part inspiration for aspiring writers, And Then? And Then? What Else? traces Daniel Handler’s sometimes challenging and often amusing path toward one of the most spectacularly successful writing careers of the twenty-first century. Declaring his love of strange literature, Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil in particular, Handler reflects on the life experiences—some of them deeply personal and revealed for the first time—and the cultural influences that shaped his writing, both under his own name and as Lemony Snicket, the lonely, beleaguered, somehow both cynical and romantic narrator of the beloved thirteen-volume saga of three unlucky orphans that became one of the best-selling series of all time. Inspiring, revelatory, and entertaining, And Then? And Then? What Else? is destined to become a classic of its genre, every bit as influential as Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings or Stephen King’s On Writing have been on previous generations.


Please note: our custom-signed book program for Lemony and Daniel is on hiatus until June 2024. Tune in then for resumed personalizations, signed copies of AND THEN?, and any other signed titles from Messrs. Snicket and Handler, which are all available for purchase at this link. Postcards are limited to pre-orders of And Then? only. Thank you. 



And Then? And Then? What Else? By Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - May 21st, 2024