SANDRA TSING LOH is a writer/performer whose previous books include A Year in Van Nuys; Depth Takes a Holiday; If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now; and Aliens in America. Her new book, MOTHER ON FIRE: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting! was published by Crown Publishers in August 2008. Her off-Broadway solo shows include "Aliens in America" and "Bad Sex With Bud Kemp"; the original solo stage version of "Mother on Fire" ran for seven months in Los Angeles. She has been a regular commentator on NPR’s "Morning Edition," on PRI’s “Marketplace,” and on Ira Glass’ "This American Life." Currently, her weekly radio commentary series "The Loh Life" runs on KPCC (89.3 FM) in Los Angeles, as does her daily "Loh Down on Science" (syndicated). Her awards include a Pushcart Prize in fiction and two National Magazine Award nominations for her work as a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.