Michelle Madden / writer

Michelle Madden has contributed to publications from the The New York Times to NYLON. She is the author of “111 Places In Milwaukee That You Must Not Miss,” a collection of stories and interviews arranged as ode and guidebook to the place where she grew up.  She was the researcher on films Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, and a treatment writer for many TV commercials. Prior, she was a chemist, which was unlikely yet formative training for her writing and work as an actor, radio personality, and bear-suit-wearing mascot. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and animals. / Follow Her Personal Instagram / Follow Her Dog Instagram / Contact Her Here


Author of the book: 111 Places in Milwaukee That You Must Not Miss 

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Los Angeles Times: 'Nobody's Coming' for LA's Doomed Shelter Dogs / The New York Times essay: Moments in the Buy Nothing Life / Los Angeles Times essay: I Almost Gave Up On My Dog / The Eastsider article: Very Good Dogs / The Eastsider article: Dogs Are Not iPhones: Wisdom From An Animal Shelter Volunteer / The Eastsider article: Country Club Life In Griffith Park / Los Angeles Times article: Orchid Madness / Los Angeles Times article: For Gnomes And Gastronomes / NYLON article: Hello Cupcake / JANE Magazine prank: Fame Whores / JANE Magazine prank: Wounded / MEAN Magazine profile: Scarlett Johansson


The Eastsider article: Big Dog Energy / The Eastsider article: Ghosts In The Museum / The Eastsider article: Historic Home with Ties to a Medicine Show Man and Our State Song / The Eastsider article: Finding 1985's "Fletch" In Highland Park / The Eastsider article: The Belle Of Heritage Square / The Eastsider article: Pet Food Pantry/ The Eastsider article: Pottery Passion/ NYLON article: Conveyor / NYLON article: The Manager

Advertising / commerical treatments / short list

Neutrogena, Maybelline, Kate Spade, Zara, Nike, Target, Coke, Audi, Adidas, Loreal, Ikea, Revlon, Volvo, Pepsi, Volkswagen, Olay, Pantene, Dove, Lincoln, Lexus, Disney, Hyatt