Your Call: Daniel Handler's new novel tackles teen sex

Oct 18, 2017


Author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, says young adult fiction is willing to address just about anything, except the sexuality of adolescent boys.

Handler's new novel, All the Dirty Parts, tells the story of a teenage boy consumed with sex. He constantly thinks about sex and fantasizes about having sex with whomever he's looking at.

In a culture awash in porn and sexual images, why is this kind of honest storytelling so rare? Why don't we spend more time talking about teen sex? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and You.


Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of All the Dirty Parts, a new novel about a teenage boy and his sex life

Web Resources:

Daniel Handler's website

Bloomsbury: All the Dirty Parts

SF Gate: ‘All the Dirty Parts,’ by Daniel Handler

LA Times: Daniel Handler's new novel 'All the Dirty Parts' is raunchy, original and real

City Pages: Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, dives into the horny world of teens in 'All the Dirty Parts'