Labar Laskie is an admitted Jill-of-all-trades. She has earned her living as a professional singer and songwriter, postal worker, human resource specialist, graphic artist, photographer, street artist, administrative assistant, personal assistant, bookkeeper, dog walker, and café barista. To name a few. She is relieved to be retired from all of it now and lives with her husband in Chicago. Above the Din is her first book. In it, she chronicles her 15-year journey from hepatitis C diagnosis to cure in 2014. Laskie did extensive research on the disease that almost claimed her – it’s causes, symptoms, treatments, and financial repercussions. Humor, illustrations, and personal anecdotes aside, if she was pursuing an advanced degree in hepC, Above the Din would be her thesis on the subject.