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I am not sure if this has been posted. There are two new Y&R related books...

The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell

Michael Maloney (Author), Lee Phillip Bell (Author)

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For the first time fans will be able to discover the true stories behind the creation and growth of the most popular and iconic soap operas of all time, and they'll learn about the man behind their favorite storylines. Filled with dramatic turns, dangerous risks, and an overall devotion to bringing life to the show, this biography will offer fans a backstage pass to the fascinating world of soaps! Bill Bell worked from a love of his characters and his family, and was never afraid to fight for what he knew to be important to both. For any fans of Bill's shows or anyone working on creating dramas, this is an unprecedented look into the life of one of the men who did it best.

Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir

Jeanne Cooper (Author)

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The long-awaited memoir from one of daytime television's most celebrated and beloved actresses.

Three or four days a week, Jeanne Cooper drives from her Hollywood Hills home to the job she's held for more than three decades: bringing life to the character of Katherine Chancellor, the outspoken, powerful, and insanely wealthy force of nature who, along with Jeanne herself, has become a legend in the world of daytime television and its number-one show, The Young and the Restless.

Now, for the first time, her fans will get to know the woman behind the iconic character. With her signature fearlessness, honesty, and humor, Jeanne chronicles her long tenure in Hollywood and describes her life before, during, and away from the CBS soundstage.

Not Young, Still Restless follows Jeanne as she makes her way from small-town Taft, California, to the heart of the Los Angeles movie industry, where the list of her feature-film costars reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood's Golden Age—Maureen O'Hara, Raymond Burr, David Janssen, Robert Taylor, Tony Curtis, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, and Lee J. Cobb, to name just a few. Jeanne writes vividly of her first foray into the new phenomenon of television and how she found her home at The Young and the Restless.

Jeanne's story charts the ups and downs of a long and rich life, including the breakup of a marriage that produced the three great loves of her life—her daughter, Caren, and her sons Collin and the actor Corbin Bernsen—before it ended, leaving her a single working mother. She also speaks honestly and openly about her battles to overcome alcoholism, defeat breast cancer, and age gracefully in Hollywood, a process that made her the first reality-television star when her character's (and her own) face-lift was filmed live on The Young and the Restless.

In Not Young, Still Restless, the Emmy Award–winning actress inspires readers with her ability not only to survive but thrive as an octogenarian in today's Hollywood.

Have there been any other new soap books in recent years? Days put out like 5 over the past 2 years.

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Yes!

No! Id never know what was real and what was craycray.

How about BEST OF THE ROBIN STRASSER HOTLINE: A COMPILATION OF CRAY-CRAY?

Mary Stuart's memoir BOTH OF ME is still the gold standard.

Jeanne's facelift wasn't the first in daytime. I believe that honor goes to Eileen Letchworth on AMC.

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A memoir from Linda Dano would really be something, she is a lady who has LIVED.

I didn't know Jeanne Cooper had breast cancer, that's noticed in the cover notes of her book.

The Bill Bell book...I find it boring. It's very fawning with praise and not one bad word is written, given that it's co-written by Lee Phillip Bell this can't be a surprise. Lots of Bell actors contributed quotes, Lauren Koslow and Jess Walton's being the most interesting.

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I love that Jeanne's book has a quote from Hateretha on the cover! Patti betta throw some shade for that in the next Got 2B Real.

I think I'll get both of these, or at least the Bell one. The cover alone is very attractive, but I'm always itching for books about the building of the big, long-running soaps. My local bookstore of choice has the DAYS scrapbook and the Corday book, but I don't know if I'm interested enough in DAYS to buy one or both.

Of course, I want an Agnes/AMC book. I think one of the good things that can come out of the death of soaps is that academia might start looking at them and their history -- on and off camera -- in a more serious/scholarly light.

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How about BEST OF THE ROBIN STRASSER HOTLINE: A COMPILATION OF CRAY-CRAY?

Mary Stuart's memoir BOTH OF ME is still the gold standard.

Jeanne's facelift wasn't the first in daytime. I believe that honor goes to Eileen Letchworth on AMC.

I love that Jeanne's book has a quote from Hateretha on the cover! Patti betta throw some shade for that in the next Got 2B Real.

I think I'll get both of these, or at least the Bell one. The cover alone is very attractive, but I'm always itching for books about the building of the big, long-running soaps. My local bookstore of choice has the DAYS scrapbook and the Corday book, but I don't know if I'm interested enough in DAYS to buy one or both.

Of course, I want an Agnes/AMC book. I think one of the good things that can come out of the death of soaps is that academia might start looking at them and their history -- on and off camera -- in a more serious/scholarly light.

The Corday book doesnt go that much into days. Its really about his life and he is very honest about it and his feelings about taking on days. Dont get me wrong, days is discussed a lot throughout the entire book, but its not the point of the book. It was kind of a love letter to/about his brother and his father.

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Ken Cordays book was actually very, very good.

I read it on a flight to New Orleans (that Mark Hapka was also on, randomly) and parts of it were very raw and emotional.

Woah, woah, back-up -- you were on a flight with the gorgeous Mark Hapka? Hello! Spill.

I'd be willing to get both Y&R books. Like AMS, I would find the nuts-and-bolts about building a soap absolutely fascinating. And Jeanne's book is likely to be full of goss. Would love to read her take on Tony Curtis! Not to mention crazy Brenda.

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Woah, woah, back-up -- you were on a flight with the gorgeous Mark Hapka? Hello! Spill.

I'd be willing to get both Y&R books. Like AMS, I would find the nuts-and-bolts about building a soap absolutely fascinating. And Jeanne's book is likely to be full of goss. Would love to read her take on Tony Curtis! Not to mention crazy Brenda.

LOL! I was at the airport and got a tweet from Hapka with a picture of me sitting in the airport. It was like hide and go seek, lol. Then i found him and we were on the same flight to New Orleans.

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