Tuesday, May 8th @ 6:30pm - Christine Lahti discusses and signs "True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness"


Christine Lahti at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Christine Lahti to the store to discuss and sign her new collection of essays True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store. Pikke Allen of One Hope will be pouring complimentary wine tasting in the store during the event. 

*Customers may reserve one seat at this event for each copy of True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness purchased in advance from DIESEL, A Bookstore. Please contact the Brentwood store at 310.576.9960 for more information or to pre-purchase a copy.

A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director Christine Lahti.

In this poignant essay collection, Lahti focuses on three major periods of her life: her childhood, her early journey as an actress and activist, and the realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. Lahti's comical and self-deprecating voice shines through in stories such as Kidnapped and Shit Happens, and she takes a boldly honest look at the painful fissures in her family in pieces such as Mama Mia and Running on Empty. Taken together, the collection illuminates watershed moments in Lahti's life, revealing her struggle to maintain integrity, fight her need for perfection, and remain true to her feminist inclinations.

Lahti's wisdom and candid insights are reminiscent of Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck and Joan Rivers's I Hate Everyone--and yet her experiences are not exclusive to one generation. The soul of her writing can be seen as a spiritual mother to feminist actresses and comedic voices whose works are inspiring today's young women. Her stories reveal a stumbling journey toward agency and empowerment as a woman--a journey that's still very much a work in progress.

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness is about the power of storytelling to affirm and reframe the bedrock of who we are, revealing that we're all unreliable eyewitnesses when it comes to our deeply personal memories. Told in a wildly fresh, unique voice, and with the unshakable ability to laugh at herself time and again, this is Christine Lahti's best performance yet.

Christine Lahti has captivated the hearts and minds of her audience through iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness is her debut book. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062663672
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - April 3rd, 2018