Laura Jean Baker
Laura Jean Baker is that rare combination of poet, journalist, chronicler, philosopher, and humorist, writing where mental health, crime, and family intersect. Her recent essays have appeared in Salon, The Washington Post and Scary Mommy. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2013 her essay “The Year of the Tiger” (now incorporated into this book) was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013.
Raised by therapists; married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect.
She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study.