Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

An actress of stage and screen, Margaret Colin has starred in the Aristocrats off-Broadway, for which she won a Theater World award, and received a Saturn Award for her role on the television show Now and Again.  Her other television credits include appearances on The Edge of Night, As the World Turns, Foley Square, and Leg Work.  Margaret has played the role of Eleanor Waldorf, mother of Blair Waldorf, on the hit television series Gossip Girl.  She's appeared in the films The Devils Own, Independence Day, Pretty in Pink, Three Men and a Baby, and Unfaithful.  She also played Jacqueline Kennedy in the play Jackie: An American Life.
Margaret read Strange Piece of Paradise: A Return to the American West to Investigate My Attempted Murder--and to Solve the the Riddle of Myself by Terri Jentz, published by Macmillan Audio. Of her reading, AudioFile magazine stated, "Margaret Colin's reading is generally vivid and emotive though she wisely relates horrors in a still voice more powerful than any histrionics."



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    Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate

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  • Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Terri Jentz's memoir Strange Piece of Paradise. In the summer of 1977, Terri Jentz and her Yale roommate took a cross-country bike trip. As they lay sleeping in the central Oregon desert, a man in a pickup truck deliberately ran over their tent and proceeded to attack them with an axe. The horrific crime was reported in newspapers across the country, but no one was ever arrested.



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