Daniel Handler is finally trying to make the world a less unfortunate place.
The Jewish author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and his wife, illustrator Lisa Brown, have pledged a million dollars to Planned Parenthood, .
Handler, known to readers under the pen-name Lemony Snicket, tweeted out the news on Tuesday afternoon:
.@lisabrowndraws & I are giving 1 million dollars to @PPFA. We’ve been very fortunate, and good fortune should be shared with noble causes.— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) September 28, 2015
Planned Parenthood responded with expected glee:
@DanielHandler@lisabrowndraws Thank you so much for your support!— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) September 28, 2015
Brown explained the couple’s commitment to the organization in a statement to Buzzfeed:
“My husband and I have supported Planned Parenthood for years, for obvious reasons: it’s a great organization that has provided top quality health care for countless women and families in our lives. This year, Planned Parenthood has gone through a series of unfortunate events, and it felt right to make our support more public and more dramatic.”
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
'Series of Unfortunate Events' Author Gives $1M to Planned Parenthood