Conversations with Authors - Mary Ladd & Don Asmussen (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

In conversation with Michael Krasny

Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.


Mary Ladd‘s The Wig Diaries is an irreverent cancer book, delivered with bold gallows humor to intimately address the gravity of cancer. Illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Don Asmussen, this uniquely fresh and modern black comedy covers and pokes fun at everything from diagnosis to treatment to medical bills.

Mary‘s writing has appeared in Playboy, Time Magazine, Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, and in five anthologies, including Lit Starts: Writing Humor and the best-selling 642 Things series. You may have seen her onstage at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Breast Cancer Action, Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) and Litquake. She is a Writers Grotto member who collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on his Bay Area episodes of No Reservations.

Don is the creator of Bad Reporter, a twice-weekly political comic strip in the San Francisco Chronicle that is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, and is the author of Dog vs. Cat: A Nation Divided and The San Francisco Comic Strip Book of Big-Ass Mocha.

Michael Krasny is the host of the award winning KQED FORUM, a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology.


Below, please find links to purchase their books.



The Wig Diaries: An Irreverent Cancer Book By Mary Ladd, Don Asmussen (Illustrator), Josh Korwin (Designed by) Cover Image
By Mary Ladd, Don Asmussen (Illustrator), Josh Korwin (Designed by)
ISBN: 9781734133301
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wig Industries - October 10th, 2019

Dog vs. Cat: A Nation Divided: Dirty Tricks and Other Shocking Secrets from a Nasty Pet Election By Don Asmussen Cover Image
for information about purchasing this book, please contact
ISBN: 9780740761911
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 1st, 2006

Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life By Michael Krasny Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804763370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stanford General Books - February 25th, 2009