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Reese Witherspoon Reads Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' in New Podcast!

Reese Witherspoon Reads Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' in New Podcast!

Harper Lee‘s highly anticipated book “Go Set a Watchman” will not be hitting stores until Monday, but the first chapter was just released!

In a new podcast that debuted on The Guardian, Reese Witherspoon narrates a 23 minute clip featuring the book’s first chapter. This is the first literary work that the author has published since 1960.

“I had to keep reminding myself it was written in the ’50s, and these were the complex issues that people of the day were dealing with,” Reese said. “And old attitudes and modern thinking was just evolving about race relations in our country. So I think you will feel all that complexity in the piece.”

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  • 55vineyard

    Sounds great, she is a really good writer, will have to order that book. Thanks for reporting this story Jared.

  • CarolJRoberson
  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    It makes me so happy to hear your lovely voice on this 23 minutes audio-stream, Reese !
    Your voice is always like a magic melody to my heart – even if I didn´t understand every word correctly, yup !
    “Go Set a Watchman” is an interesting book!
    Reese, your latest 16 Instagram-photos are faaaantastic:
    Here my very favorites:
    The blue artwork for DraperJames makes me say this: Roses are red, violets are blue, and I love you, Reese !
    The “sunflower-photo” that looks like a face, that´s made out of sunflowers !
    Makes me say “Hello sunshine !” to you, Reese, yup !
    You in that hammock and this fantasic music in the background !
    Makes me really gonna´ be there with you together in that hammock and
    having the same smile on my face ! Phenomenal mini-video !
    The photo “3 chicks on a photobomb” makes me happy, because you look there so happy ! Right, nice necklaces by jenmeyerjewelry and nice
    sunnies and sundresses of you – means Draperjamesgirl, yup !
    On “Love this sandwich” you 3 smiling like 1000 suns, Reese !
    Makes me very happy, too !
    Your niece Abby looks really very happy on that photo, that shows her.
    And Ava must have been very happy in rome ! Nice idea to visit
    that church, that looks very sacralicly, yup !
    Because her parents are fantastic, yup ! Congrats to Draper & his wife !
    The donuts & the dogs are funny, yup ! That dog looks similar to Grumpy Cat – a little bit !
    The photo “A few of my favorites” is really a good choice, Reese !
    The Happy Birthday Photo for Sofia is very nice, yup !
    Reese, you´re always Namasté in my heart – as yellow as 1000 suns !
    AMagicSunflower-Bloom ! (Kiss-Kiss)² & (Embrace-Embrace)² !!!!

  • Jon M’Shulla

    It is sometimes quite pathetic how celebrities try to latch onto a book or product or trend, as if to say this is me,me,me.


  • alex

    who’s act?draper james or giorgio armani?

  • Puro Familia

    I would rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard!

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Oops, I wrote a huge comment and then I got some problems with my internet-connection. And now the whole huge comment is gone, gone, gone !
    Shitty wireless-internet-connection !!!!!
    10 days have been gone since my former post. Thus, it´s about time for a new comment, yup !
    Reese, your latest 8 Instagram-Photos are all fantastic !
    Here my favorites:
    1. The photo with you in that beautiful stars-in-the-night-dress reading Harper Lee´s “Go Set A Watchman”. Makes my heart twinkling bright for yours !
    2. The photo “Greetings from Paradise” ! Makes me wanna´ look into your eyes, cuz´ your eyes are like a Paradise !
    3. The “Vogue-photo” ! Keep it pretty, please ! And she keeps it pretty – just like you keep it pretty, Reese !
    4. The photo with you and Tennessee ! You look both so very happy ! That´s soooo fine !
    5. Your Sunday-Funday-National-Icecream-photo ! Looks always fantastic, although it´s an old photo. Yup, this Sunday has been a really Funday for me, too, cuz´ I found the best cretaceous Micraster everrrrrrrrrrrr ! Wowsa !
    6. Of course, I´m gonna pray for Chattanooga, too ! Makes me remember
    my Say-No-To-Guns-Post I made some years ago on jared, yup !
    I hate guns !
    7. You, playing some golf. Makes me wanna´ play some golf with you too !
    8. Your ocean-photo ! Makes me remember my holidays !
    Finally, all of this 8 Instagram-photos are my favorites, yup !
    What´s in my basket ? A hen, yup ! And that hen says: Reese, you´re the best ! (Kiss-Kiss !!)² !!!!
    1000-SUNS-POWER-FOREVERMyHeartWillBeatForYoursLikeMagicStarsInTheNight !
    Love you, Reese !