For decades, actress and director Christine Lahti has captivated the hearts and minds of her audience through iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now, in her comical and boldly honest 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 is an Academy, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award-winning acclaimed director and stage, television, and film actress with a career that spans over forty years. She won an Oscar for her short film Lieberman in Love and Golden Globe Awards for the 1989 TV movie No Place Like Home and for her role as Kate Austin in the CBS series Chicago Hope (1995–99), for which she also won an Emmy Award. She was the Broadway star of 8, God of Carnage, and The Heidi Chronicles among others.