Jeanne Marie Laskas is the author of the new book Hidden America and a correspondent for GQ.
"I'm just a writer going into [people's lives], you know? What do you do with that kind of intensity of a relationship when you're job is to invoke it on the page? It's a huge ... not just privilege but responsibility. Because, you know, it's just for a story. And I tell them that: 'I'm asking you trust me, but at the same time don't trust me. I'm kind of like a vulture in this relationship—we're not friends.'"
- Laskas on Longform
- Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
- "Guns 'R Us" (GQ • Sep 2012)
- "Underworld" (GQ • Apr 2007)
- "Traffic" (GQ • Apr 2009)
- "Empire of Ice" (GQ • Sep 2008)