Lian Dolan, writer, producer, talk show host, podcast pioneer and author of the witty and entertaining tale, Helen of Pasadena, will speak at a free program presented by the Friends of the Altadena Library on Monday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at the main Altadena Library. A Los Angeles Times best-seller for over a year, Dolan’s book tells the story of the likeable Helen of Pasadena who is leading a charmed life among the roses and rose queens, loses it all, and suddenly has to reinvent herself. Her new life includes working with an excavator of Troy and solving ancient mysteries. Dolan’s humorous take on life has been compared Nora Ephron’s.
Dolan writes the blog and produces the weekly podcast The Chaos Chronicles, a humorous look at modern motherhood that gets 50,000 downloads a month. She writes weekly for Oprah.com as a parenting expert. A decade ago, Lian created Satellite Sisters, a talk show, blog and website, with her four real sisters. From 2000 to 2009, Satellite Sisters won eight Gracie Allen Awards and had a million listeners a week. Lian is also the co-author of Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses, published by Riverhead. Her writing has appeared in many national magazines, including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother and essays in such anthologies as Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul. TV appearances have included The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The address of the Altadena Main Library is 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001. For more information, visit www.altadenalibrary.org or call 626-798-0833.