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Lee Klose
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Lee Klose was born in California and resides in Arizona.  She holds a master's degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and master's degree in Human Resources from Ottawa University.  After a successful corporate sales career in consumer products, she started an independent art, school, and office supply rep firm in 2000.  She has kept a journal for most of her life and after discovering her birth family in 2018, decided to write a book.  Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, her therapist, and author of the book, The Dancing Healers, encouraged her to "keep writing" and to "get it all down on paper." Through the writing and therapy, she was able to process the fact that she is the eldest child of Dr. Gerald Buss, the multi-millionaire owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, who passed away in 2013, and his wife JoAnn.  With six younger siblings who knew nothing about her and the realization that she has no legal claim to the family wealth, Lee continued to write and eventually met her siblings and most importantly, her mother, JoAnn.  Just before he passed away on January 21, 2022, Dr. Hammerschlag wrote that getting the book out would "liberate you in all kinds of ways."  And he was absolutely correct.  Late for the Buss: An Adoption Story is Lee's first book.

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