Emerson the Performing Duck



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Maria Lapides, Author of Emerson the Performing Duck

Maria lapides

Contact Information

Arc Angel Publishing 

Maria Lapides, President
Phone: (310) 435-3391
Email: MariaLapides@gmail.com

Author Bio

Maria D'Arcangelo Lapides graduated Emerson College. Born and raised in Boston she dreamed to attend Emerson so she did. Upon graduating she relocated to Los Angeles where she began a successful career in the Entertainment Industry. She landed her first job at Creative Artists Agency under the tutilidge of Michael Ovitz and as she likes to call it attended grad school.

Having learned first-hand the ins and outs of the business she began managing talent and opened her first management company Arc Angel Management handling Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Lenny Clarke, Carlos Mencia, Pauly Shore, Sandra Bernhard, Carole Montgomery and a host of others. She continued her career producing radio at The World Famous KROQ. She along with her husband Howard Lapides managed Dr Drew, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Carson Daly, Tom Green, Kennedy, Psycho Mike, Mike MacDonald, Norm McDonald, Pat Bullard, and many others.

She then started a family and had two children who live in LA. She continued with KROQ as Publicity and Marketing Director and helped create the KROQ Acoustic Xmas and the KROQ Weenie Roast.

She lives in Los Angeles and operates Angel Retentive Organizing, produces various film projects and is writing her next children's book Emerson the Performing Duck Goes to Hollywood. She is an advocate for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and member of the Los Angeles Assistance League in addition to other philanthropic causes.

Book Description

Emerson the Performing Duck is a street smart duck who aspires to be an Emerson College student and become a performer all the duck population who emulate. Join him on his journey as he finds ways to do so and celebrate his triumphs.


Title: Emerson the Performing Duck
Author: Maria D’Arcangelo Lapides
Formats: Hardcover

Price: $16.95 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-73-755673-2

Publisher Contact

Arc Angel Publishing
Venice, CA
Email: MariaLapides@gmail.com
Website: emersontheperformingduck.com