Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times bestselling author of Concussion and her 2009 GQ article 'Game Brain' inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin. She is the author of seven books, including Hidden America and The Exact Same Moon. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine and many other publications. She is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches creative writing, and lives on a horse farm in Pennsylvania with her family. Laskas speaks to Kim about her latest book, To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair, which looks in detail at a small number of the approximately seven million letters sent to Barack Obama during his years as US President.