Spot the Terrorist!

"In these poems... Jakiela brings the reader behind the scenes of life in the airline biz -- difficult passengers, poor pay and shabby employer treatment -- that contradicts popular perceptions. However, the speaker's savvy tone never becomes embittered, thankfully taking on a sense of sharp-tongued wonder and empathy for fellow employees and travelers alike. Spot the Terrorist is a funnily sweet eye-opener for anyone who flies the friendly skies, or is considering a career there."
--Pittsburgh City Paper


"Adoptees look out at the world from the eyes of what was lost. We can't help it, but we can transform it. Lori Jakiela's new memoir -- Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe -- is a beautifully written journey into one woman's process of letting go of what was lost, and the messy dignity of human transformation. Her story is one of life, of reaching for life. With a deep gift for storytelling and unsparing, beautifully gritty self-examination, she brings the reader on the harrowing journey with her. It's an important ride, and an important book." singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier
"Lori Jakiela's painfully funny memoir is so good you'll wonder why the author isn't the literary toast of the entire country by now."
--The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
"A marvel of a memoir... brims with both small-town heart and big-city sophistication."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Jakiela's poems read like factory guys doing shots after the foreman's funeral. Powerful, delicate, funny and goddamn great."--Serge Bielanko, MARAH

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