Upcoming Events



“The Wig Diaries” book signing with author, Mary Ladd

Join us in welcoming Mary Merv Ladd who will be sharing a little about her journey with breast cancer, her book “The Wig Diaries” and she will be joined by Monica Haro, Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) for a Q&A on Breast Cancer.

About the book:
“The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd’s debut disrespectful cancer book. Delivered with bold gallows humor, it intimately addresses 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.”

About the author Mary Ladd:
Mary Ladd lived in Vallejo and Benicia as a child, and her mom taught at Hilltop Christian School. 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. Illustrator Don Asmussen is the creator of Bad Reporter, a twice-weekly political comic strip in the San Francisco Chronicle that is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.


Thank you to Cal Maritime Cal Maritime Conference & Events for making the Cal Maritime Anchor Center available for these important events.