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A 'DENA HOME COMPANION! March 26, 2022 Coffee Gallery Backstage! 

A "'dena" (Pasadena/Altadena/etc.) spin on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion," it's your monthly hometown revue hosted by Sandra featuring comedy and classic American songs with a twist. All voices are welcome in the festive final hootenanny (bring your instruments--we'll have charts!). March 26's (NOTE: THIS IS A SATURDAY) show is Irish-themed (due to St. Pat's), but will also plumb "Fiddler" (Purim falls on March 17). Helping weave it together is--yes--the legendary MARILU HENNER! Also: "'dena Dates" with Annabelle Gurwitch, mini-produce from Schickelberry Farms, for film composers (Oscar-wise, "the Irish" of the Academy) we FINALLY sing "Laura," our monthly solo cello rock voyage, Danny Boy, and physics "humor". . . all brought to you by "the 'denans" (people neutral about their astrological signs, but passionate about layering their clothing). Join us!


UPDATE! By popular demand! COVID-SAFE Curbside Pickup continues all Saturday afternoons in July (Pasadena, CA) or Host Your Own Madwomen in the Pandemic Summer Book Party (free swag included)!

That's right! June was so much fun we're adding Saturdays in July! Particularly for you stir-crazy people for whom driving 60 miles one way is "an outing," we've added COVID-safe refreshments (the Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers in cans seem a particular hit)!
Here's how it works:
Darnit all anyway, aren't you ready for some summer fun? You can of course grab The Madwoman and the Roomba at your local fave indie bookstore (or online), but here are two other thrilling COVID-safe options: 1) Every Saturday in July from 12 noon to 4 p.m. I'll be providing "curbside pickup" of autographed books (and swag too) right in front my Pasadena house (see the infamous Volvo! my pandemic "garden" I keep running over in my car! the Sugar Plum Fairy set stored so conveniently in our garage!) By appointment, send me a message on the CONTACT page 2) You can host a fun virtual "Madwomen in the Pandemic" book party -- deluxe swag bags for hosts/hostesses, message me on CONTACT. (Books are $20 apiece, personalized, free shipping via Sandra-Loh on Venmo.)

So excited! "Madwoman" has been selected by Amazon as a best memoir/biography for June 2020!

Exciting news!  Madwoman is a Goodreads June 2020 Release pick!

Sandra with Ellen K on KOST 103.5 FM Los Angeles (May 28, 2020) (3.62 MB)

Sandra and the fabulous Ellen K dish on their lives in these crazy times.


The Loh Down on Science celebrates its 15th year on the air!




Catch up on past episodes (or subscribe) here:
The Loh Down on Science


Also, enjoy browsing our classic archives:
The Loh Life

Fun stuff from the past!

Sugar Plum Fairy 2019 at East West Players!

My annual holiday show--too much fun to recount!  See you in 2020!
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY starring Tony Abatemarco, Sandra Tsing Loh, Shannon Holt

The Bitch is Back

"DURING MENOPAUSE, a woman can feel like the only way she can continue to exist for 10 more seconds inside her crawling, burning skin is to walk screaming into the sea—grandly, epically, and terrifyingly, like a 15-foot-tall Greek tragic figure wearing a giant, pop-eyed wooden mask. Or she may remain in the kitchen and begin hurling objects at her family: telephones, coffee cups, plates. Or, as my mother did in the 1970s, she may just eerily disappear into her bedroom, like a tide washing out—curtains drawn, door locked, dead to the world, for days, weeks, months (some moms went silent for years). Oh, for a tribal cauldron to dive into, a harvest moon to howl at, or even an online service that provides—here’s an idea!—demon gypsy lovers.

But no, this is 21st-century America, so there is no ancient womyn’s magic for us but rather, as usual for female passages, a stack of medically themed self-help books. (I ask you: Where are the vampire novels for perimenopausal women? Werewolf tales? Pirate movies?) That’s right—to fully get our crone on, we’re supposed to read, even though it may feel, what with the giant Greek chthonic headpiece, that one can barely see out the eyeholes. (Who can focus on words on a page? Who can even remember where she left her giant octagonal Medea-size reading glasses?) Rest assured, though: I’m here to help. Gentle reader, if you are a female of transitional age, which can apparently be anywhere from 35 to 65 these days, let me be your Virgil to the literature of menopause. Long have I wandered through the dry riverbeds, long have I suffered; now I’ve come back to share my wisdom."

Read more of the Atlantic Monthly essay that started it all.

The Madwoman in the Volvo is now available in paperback!

Smack-down with Bill Maher