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Laura Lee

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Laura Lee is the author of 20 books. In addition to a large catalog of humorous reference titles such as The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation and Don't Screw It Up, she has written one children's book, A Child's Introduction to Ballet, two novels, Angel and Identity Theft, and Oscar's Ghost, which deals with conflicts between members of Oscar Wilde's circle over his legacy after the playwright's death.

The San Francisco Chronicle has said of her work: "Lee's dry, humorous tone makes her a charming companion... She has a penchant for wordplay that is irresistible."

Lee brings to her writing a unique background which includes work as a professional mime, improvisational comic, and radio announcer. After a three-year stint as a part-time
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Blame It on the Rain: How t...

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Angel

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100 Most Dangerous Things i...

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Identity Theft

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Don't Screw It Up!: Avoid 5...

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Sweet Temptations

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The Grand Rapids (MI) Ballet has premiered a new work based on Oscar Wilde's children's stories. There is still time to get tickets for performances on May 11 and 12. I'm pleased to announce that I've been invited to sign copies of Oscar's Ghost at Friday's performance. Even more exciting: The Grand Rapids Ballet has created a special coupon code just for readers of Oscar's Ghost (and even thos... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 07, 2018 16:07 Tags: ballet, lord-alfred-douglas, oscar-s-ghost, oscar-wilde, robert-ross

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“Art is not a pastime, but a priesthood.”
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“If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. It will be to each man what he is himself. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”
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“Man proceeds in the fog. But when he looks back to judge people of the past, he sees no fog on their path. From his present, which was their faraway future, their path looks perfectly clear to him, good visibility all the way. Looking back, he sees the path, he sees the people proceeding, he sees their mistakes, but not the fog.”
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