Julia Pandl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she still lives and works. MEMOIR OF THE SUNDAY BRUNCH is her first book. When she is not writing and otherwise working, she moonlights as a stand-up comic.
At age 12, Julia Pandl was initiated into the rite of the Sunday brunch while working at her father's Milwaukee-based restaurant with her eight older siblings. There she learned the ropes of the family business as well as life lessons that would shape her for all the years to come. Her time working at the restaurant was not just a time of growing up, but ultimately of becoming a source of strength and support as the world her father knew began to change into a tougher, less welcoming place.