One Book One Community
This year's One Book One Community selection is Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas.
Hear Laskas speak about her work on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Theatre. The event is free and all are invited.
About the Book
Hidden America tells the stories of the people who make our lives run every day, yet we barely think of them. Meet a migrant labor camp worker, an air traffic controller, a landfill worker, a truck driver, and many others whose work goes unseen but affects all of us.
About the Author
Jeanne Marie Laskas is an author of six books, an investigative journalist, and the Director of The Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Most of her longform journalism now appears in GQ, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Allure, Ladies Home Journal, and many others. She was formerly a contributing editor at Esquire and a weekly columnist ("Significant Others") at The Washington Post Magazine. She is the voice behind Reader's Digest's "Ask Laskas," where she dispenses wisdom with zero authority but plenty of common sense.
Visit jeannemarielaskas.com to learn more about Hidden America and Laskas.