One Book One Community Announces 2013 Selection


EVPLThe One Book One Community Committee is pleased to announce that Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make this Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas is the book selection for 2013.

Hidden America is a rare look at America from the inside out – the opposite of the view we’ve become accustomed to in our celebrity-driven culture. Laskas shows a different America, where pride in doing an excellent job, satisfaction in providing a vital service to others, private acts of heroism, and above all, teamwork – brotherhood, sisterhood – are paramount.

Laskas is Director of the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also teaches creative writing and is the author of five previous books. For 20 years she has been writing for national magazines including GQ, Esquire, Smithsonian, O: The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Glamour and will soon be writing for The New York Times Magazine.

Jeanne Marie Laskas to Speak Oct. 29
One Book One Community will host Laskas on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Theatre, where she will speak about her book and her career as an investigative journalist. This event is free and open to all.

Members of the media who are interested in scheduling a pre-event interview with Laskas may do so by contacting her publicist: Hannah Scott, Lyceum Agency at 971-409-0258.

About One Book One Community
One Book One Community is a reading program to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book. Bringing people together to discuss ideas in books can play an important role in breaking down barriers between people, cultures and economic and educational backgrounds.

The EVPL is joining with the local media, schools and universities, book stores, businesses and other libraries to promote a culture of reading in Southwestern Indiana.