Laura Lee

Laura Lee

Laura Lee is the author of more than a dozen books on such topics as the science behind annoying things (The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation), how weather changed the course of history (Blame it on the Rain), Elvis impersonation (the Elvis Impersonation Kit), and the joys of being broke (Broke is Beautiful), as well as one children’s book, A Child’s Introduction to Ballet.

The San Francisco Chronicle said, “Lee’s dry, humorous tone makes her a charming companion… She has a penchant for wordplay that is irresistible.”

She brings to her writing a unique background including stints as a morning show DJ, an improvisational comedian, a professional mime, a shopping mall Easter Bunny, and performing various odd tasks at folksinger Arlo Guthrie’s office and nonprofit organization. She began her writing career at the age of twelve, when she published the article “My first Day of Junior High School.”

Lee now divides her time between writing books, articles, and speeches, and producing classical ballet educational tours with her partner, the Russian ballet dancer Valery Lantratov.


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