Celebrate Women's History Month
Get inspired and get informed
Read the list here

Hidden America

  • Paperback $16.00

    Sep 03, 2013 | 336 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Sep 13, 2012 | 336 Pages

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Product Details

Get news about books and more from Penguin Random House

Praise

“A literary miracle. In effortlessly lucid prose, Laskas tells stories that spellbind precisely because they remind us of the center that quietly holds America together.”—Robert Draper, author of Do Not Ask What Good We Do

“In this thoroughly entertaining study of what some people do that other people would never do, journalist Laskas makes her subjects sing.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Each of these profiles rings true.”—*The Huffington Post

“At a time when American workers seem most prized for their ability to serve as campaign props, Hidden America comes as a breath of fresh air with no political slant, no hidden motive.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Hearing [these] voices, it’s impossible not to see the world a little differently.”—The Daily Beast, Hot Read

“It’s not a stretch to use the name Studs Terkel in the same sentence with the name Jeanne Marie Laskas. She’s one hell of a journalist, a world-class storyteller. This is not just a good read, it’s an important one.”—Linda Ellerbee

“At once heartwarming, funny, sad, ironic, and most of all, insightful.”—Bob Schieffer

“A finely crafted look behind the curtains of everyday life—think Dirty Jobs for the literate set.”—Mike Sager, author of The Someone You’re Not

“A wondrous book, fierce and intimate in its investigations…Like Studs Terkel if he wrote novels and Tom Wolfe if he wrote about working folk.”—Ron Carlson, author of Five Skies and The Signal

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Debut Spring Sampler Now
Back to Top