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The B&N Podcast


May 4, 2018

The Academy Award winning actor Christine Lahti has captivated audiences in films like Swing Shift, in Broadway plays such as The Heidi Chronicles and God of Carnage, and in her Emmy-winning turn as Dr. Kathryn Austin on the CBS drama Chicago Hope. Her new book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age -- which began as a set of staged monologues taken from episodes in her life -- resists the usual form of the performer's memoir to instead deliver a constellation of reflections that map her journey as a woman and an actress that couldn't be more timely. She sat down in our studio with B&N's Amanda Cecil to talk about what she wanted to accomplish with this unconventional new book.