Thursday, November 7
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome Mary Ladd to celebrate the publication of her memoir, The Wig Diaries on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm. She will be joined in conversation by Julia Scheeres.
The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd’s debut disrespectful cancer book, delivered with bold gallows humor to intimately address the gravity of cancer, invites the reader to bear witness to both the horror and the joke(s). Armed with humor and creative sensibility, Ladd robs her diagnosis of its dour weightiness. Refusing to tiptoe around the gnarlier elements of treatment and recovery, the narrative is powerful in its unvarnished honesty. Infused with a contagious lust for life and exemplified by hilarious anecdotes.
A uniquely fresh modern and black comedy take on cancer
Covers and pokes fun at everything from diagnosis to treatment to medical bills
Illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle Bad Reporter cartoonist Don Asmussen, who has brain cancer for the second time
“I love this book.”—Mary Roach, author of the books Grunt, Stiff, Spook, and Bonk
“This looks like a hoot and a half. I want more.”—Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
“Clear-eyed, fun, and reassuring, it’s the perfect guide!”—Vanessa Hua, author of A River of Stars and Deceit and Other Possibilities
ABOUT THE AUTHOR