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Lahr's career began at Harry N. Abrams, Inc., where she pioneered the area of 'Special Sales and became Director of Advertising Publicity and Promotion.' She left to help co-found Stewart, Tabori & Chang (STC), where she was pivotal in the packaging and marketing of Grand Mother Remembers, and co-edited with Lena Tabori, Love a Celebration in Art & Literature; now in its 24th year in publication.
Books Lahr packaged include: Jean Howard’s Hollywood and Only the Best. She edited The Celtic Quest, a selection of both the Book of the Month Club and the Literary Guild. Welcome Books, distributed by Random House, published her book Searching for Mary Magdalene: A Journey in Art & Literature in May 2006, which won an Independent Publisher Book Award in the category of religion in 2007. In 2007 she co-edited Speaking from the Heart: Ethics, Reincarnation & What it Means to Be Human, with Joan Grant. She is partner in a book packaging/agenting company Lahr & Partners, LLC.
Lahr was married to theater critic Martin Gottfried, and is now married to Sherman E. Crites, of Stonington CT and St. Louis MO. She has a daughter, Maya Gottfried, who is also a writer.
- Grandmother Remembers by Judith Levy, Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1983 (ISBN 978-0-94143432-4)
- Love a Celebration in Art & Literature by Jane Lahr and Lena Tabori, Stewart Tabori & Chang 1981 (ISBN 978-1-58479112-6)
- The Celtic Quest edited by Jane Lahr, Welcome Books, 2007 (ISBN 978-1-59962045-9)
- Speaking from the Heart: Ethics, Reincarnation & What it Means to Be Human" by Joan Grant, Overlook Press (ISBN 978-1-58567898-3)
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