Jeanne Marie Laskas

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American writer and academic

Why Is Jeanne Marie Laskas Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Jeanne Marie Laskas is an American writer, journalist, and professor. Career Laskas is the author of eight books, including To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope , based on a New York Times Magazine article, and Concussion . Similarly, Concussion is based on her 2009 GQ article "Game Brain" about forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, who tried to publicize his findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American football players despite NFL opposition. The article was also adapted by Laskas and screenwriter Peter Landesman into a film of the same name, starring Will Smith as Omalu. Laskas is currently a GQ correspondent and contributes to the New York Times Magazine.

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