Lessell is the author of two children's books: "The King of Halloween" and "Blue Moon", which are due to be published in 2019.
Ephraim Lessell is a vocal critic of police abuses, bureaucracy, American foreign policy, gratuitous domestic militarization, the American legal system, war glorification, talk psychotherapy, liberal hypocrisy, societal and familial marginalization of the mentally ill, Jew haters, and public ignorance of fundamental scientific principles.
His creations reflect his disdain for the aforementioned entities as well as his love of silliness and the absurd.
Lessell is the son of two physicians: Irma M. Lessell, MD and Simmons Lessell MD. He grew up in historic Lexington, MA along side other Lexington notables such as Mark Ferranti (bass guitarist, composer, & member of music group "Bim Ska La Bim"), Amanda Palmer (composer, performer, author, and co-founder of music duo "The Dresden Dolls"), Rachel Dratch (Actor, writer, Saturday Night Live cast member), Noam Chomsky (linguist, politcal theorist & activist), and Gillian Gill (author, lecturer, and feminist).
Lessell lives unmarried and without children.