Books by Jeanne Marie Laskas

TO OBAMA by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A good book for those seeking encouragement that someone in Washington might care."
New York Times Magazine contributing writer Laskas (English/Univ. of Pittsburgh; Concussion, 2015, etc.) reveals the unknown but very important White House office that plays a large part in the legacy of the Obama administration. Read full book review >
CONCUSSION by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Effectively sobering. Suffice it to say that Pop Warner parents will want to armor their kids from head to toe upon reading it."
A maddening, well-constructed tale of medical discovery and corporate coverup, set in morgues, laboratories, courtrooms, and football fields. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Highly informative and thoroughly entertaining."
A glimpse inside the lives of the unsung people who do the work that keeps America ticking. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Laskas is an endearing, scrambled character, her swarming thoughts torturing readers as they torture her."
A chattery yet appealing return to the turf of Fifty Acres and a Poodle (2000): the author's life on and off Sweetwater Farm in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"This threatens at first to be a one-joke story, but gradually the people become more real, the writing more honest. When it stops going for the laughs, it gets them anyway, along with a whole passel of genuine emotions."
A professional, city-living woman up and moves herself and boyfriend to a farm, where everything is way different from what she's used to. Eventually, she and boyfriend find true happiness. It really happened, she says. The End. Read full book review >