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Live!: In Conversation with Mary Ladd, Author of The Wig Diaries
The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd’s debut disrespectful cancer book. Delivered with bold gallows humor, Mary delivers honest and hilarious anecdotes from her battle with cancer and hopes it encourages others still fighting the battle. Janine Kovac, author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, will moderate the program with Mary.

Mary is the author of The Wig Diaries, a disrespectful cancer book illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Don Asmussen, who has cancer for the second time. Her writing has appeared in Playboy, Time Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and in five anthologies. She is a Writers Grotto member who collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on his Bay Area episodes of No Reservations. Mary's latest project, Write it Down: Coronavirus Writing Prompts, to help folks navigate life during the coronavirus era, is also available in print and ebook form.

Janine Kovac is the author of SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, and the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship from Hedgebrook. She is hard at work on a collection of essays about the Nutcracker.

Through a special partnership with Orinda Books (orindabooks.com), autographed book plates will be included with your book purchase and includes an opportunity for a virtual chat with the author immediately following the program. When making a purchase online or by phone, mention “WCLF Program” and an email will be sent to you with detailed instructions.

Jun 24, 2020 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Mary Ladd
Author
Mary is the author of The Wig Diaries, a disrespectful cancer book illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Don Asmussen, who has cancer for the second time. Her writing has appeared in Playboy, Time Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and in five anthologies. She is a Writers Grotto member who collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on his Bay Area episodes of No Reservations.
Janine Kovac
Moderator
Janine Kovac is the author of SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, which was the memoir winner for the National Indie Excellence Awards and a semi-finalist for Publishers Weekly's BookLife Prize. A recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship and co-founder of Moxie Road Productions, Janine lives with her family in Oakland. She is hard at work on a collection of essays about the Nutcracker.