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Mary Ladd

Mary “Merv” Ladd is the co-author of The Wig Diaries, a disrespectful illustrated cancer book about hair loss, hospitals, bathroom bouts, wig-ness and one huge doctor’s crush. With illustrations from AP illustrator Don Asmussen, the book debuts in October 2019.
Mary has written for Playboy, Time Magazine/Extra Crispy, Health, Attention Span Media, California Magazine, and SF Weekly. She has appeared onstage for Litquake, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Breast Cancer Action, and Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS). Mary is a Writers Grotto member, and collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on his Bay Area appearances.

My Authors and Participants Sessions

Sunday, October 13

3:00pm PDT