June 2, 2020
edited by Jacqueline Marino
When Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology was published in 2015, it sold out its first two printings within months. The essays, poems, and photos in the anthology touched a nerve with Youngstown residents and ex-pats, as well as a national audience always fascinated with this paradigmatic Rust Belt city. Five years later—and during a presidential election year—Belt will publish an updated edition of this book, with new essays by Jen Vanderpool, Sherry Lee Linkon, Henry Gomez, and others.
Jacqueline Marino is a professor of journalism at Kent State University. Her articles and essays have been published in Cleveland Magazine, Belt Magazine, River Teeth, and The Washington Post. She is the author of White Coats: Three Journeys through an American Medical School (The Kent State University Press, 2012) and the co-editor of Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2015). She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and she never misses a wedding or a meal there.