From writing books to hosting Roundtable Luncheons and relaunching a peace curriculum for kids—Pat Montandon is still making her mark
As a nationally celebrated hostess, television personality, author, columnist and mother, Patricia Montandon’s life story reads like a Hollywood script. Her pioneering heart surgery at age 18, high profile lifestyle, her famous Roundtable Luncheons and two devastating divorces brought her a lion’s share of good and bad press. She later abandoned the fast lane of San Francisco society to lead children of the world on missions for peace around the globe. That work continues.
Drawing on personal inner strength achieved through meditation, Pat traveled the world with children from many nations, opening doors and meeting with world leaders from Mikhail Gorbachev to Menachem Begin, spurring conversation, and spreading the message of peace—--a track record the most seasoned heads of state would admire.
An accomplished author, Pat's life at 90 continues to be as fascinating as it was at 25, 50 and 75. She's written eight books and has more in progress! There is also a screenplay being written about her life which is currently in search of a producer. The Roundtable Luncheons she started in the 1970s continue to this day at her home in Beverly Hills, California, where people from all walks of life gather for good food and to talk about things of the heart, mind and spirit. Pat opens her life to people from all walks as she believes we are all equal, thus a Roundtable——no head or foot but everyone equal.