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Take A Big Bite: Moderation is for monks. Specialization is for insects.

ISBN: 9781948192194
Binding: Paperback
Author: Lee Lynch
Illustrator: Michael Skjei
Pages: 244
Trim: 6” x 9” inches
Published: 12/10/2021

Big Bite is not your usual memoir. It's 87 short stories beginning with Lee Lynch's sex education in the seventh grade while working at the drugstore in his hometown of Belle Plaine, Minnesota where he learned Kotex is not a dinner napkin. A heartwarming immigration and wedding story, three escapes from death, and how he helped change the national law on the use of the polygraph. The final story is his obituary announcing that his memorial service will be a fundraiser.

Strange places, weird people and the luck of the Irish.


In 1962, Lee Lynch and Jack Carmichael founded Carmichael Lynch Advertising, which rose to become, according to the International Journal Graphis, one of the top ten most creative agencies in the world. Lee retired from CL in 2008 and immersed himself in other businesses and nonprofit activities. He was a key player in the renaissance of the historic Hennepin Avenue Theater District in downtown Minneapolis. A civic activist, Lee founded or co-founded four organizations and was chairman of the board for nine others, both for-profit and nonprofit.

Lee lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Dr. Terry Saario