Lee Klose was born in California and now lives in Arizona. Her book, Late for the Buss: An Adoption Story explores the confusion she felt as a child and the challenges she faced as an adult seeking biological information on her family of origin. After a lifetime of searching, she discovered that she is the eldest daughter of Dr. Gerald Buss, the legendary owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. 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 she passed away on January 21, 2022. In this interview, I sit down with Lee to discuss her story and what it is like to be Unknown Buss.
Our Book of the Day is a breathtaking true story of love, loss, betrayal, fear, and hope. Finding Nicole shares the powerful true story of Nicole Beverly’s determination to survive despite her ex-husband’s attempts to hire inmates to kill her from prison. The book is now licensed to become a movie that is set to be released in 2023.