Behind The Book with Sandra Tsing Loh
A writer for The New York Times called Sandra Tsing Loh "perpetual darling of the ever-beleaguered Los Angeles intelligentsia and constant candidate for that publishers' holy grail, the female David Sedaris"
A comic exploration of a year in the life of an "imaginatively twisted and fearless" (Los Angeles Times) best-selling author, The Madwoman and the Roomba chronicles a roller coaster year for Sandra Tsing Loh, her unmarried partner, and her two teenagers in their ramshackle quasi-Craftsman in Pasadena (an experimental stone's throw away from Caltech).
Loh's is very much a "Second World Life"—think First World ideals on a Third World budget. At 60, Loh feels she should be enjoying a Boomer retirement (aka: running with a surfboard and coiffed silver hair towards the Pacific waters of a sagely invested growth fund).
Instead, "IRA" is the sound of her banker laughing ("He says I have the IRA of a 25 year old!"), her downwardly-mobile WASP partner who sports a jaunty Panama hat as he tootles through Pasadena in his decaying 2000 VW Beetle, and her formerly "gifted" children have decided to not sleep at night any more now that grades actually count for college ("Is there a UC below Merced?"). Sandra's genius idea to do her younger teen's poetry homework—Sandra is a writer after all—results in a B.
Join Sandra in conversation with Samantha Dunn, Bookish Co-Host and Senior Editor of Engagement, Southern California News Group with a Q&A and book signing afterwards. This event is sure to make you laugh out loud and give personal insight into one of Caltech's Distinguished Alums, Sandra Tsing Loh.