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An Evening with Mary Ladd

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Mary Ladd - The Wig Diaries

The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd's debut disrespectful cancer book. Delivered with bold gallows humor, it intimately address the gravity of cancer and invites the reader to bear witness to both the horror and the joke(s). Armed with 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 and contagious lust for life exemplified by hilarious anecdotes.

  • A uniquely fresh modern and blackly comic take on cancer
  • Covers and pokes fun at everything from diagnosis to treatment to the inevitable bills
  • Illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle 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

Rakestraw Books is delighted to invite you to an evening with author Mary Ladd on Wednesday, 13  November 2019 at 7 PM as we celebrate the publication of The Wig Diaries. During her visit to Rakestraw Books Mary will be joined in conversation by writer Sarah Henry. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
The Wig Diaries Cover Image
By Mary Ladd, Don Asmussen (Illustrator), Josh Korwin (Designed by)
ISBN: 9781734133301
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wig Industries - October 10th, 2019