Gone but never forgotten.
Back on Wednesday September 28, 2016, Soaps.com reported the passing of legendary soap opera creator Agnes Nixon. She had completed her memoir, My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves, the weekend prior to her death and now we are happy to announce that the book will be available for purchase this month.
On Tuesday March 21 the print, eBook and audio versions can be purchased online or at various bookstores and will take readers on a journey of her rise to fame, from Nashville to New York City, in the television industry. Fans will also be treated to behind-the-scenes stories involving soaps she created, “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and "Loving/The City," as well as others she worked on throughout her career such as "Search for Tomorrow," "As the World Turns," "Another World" and "Guiding Light."
The book details how Nixon started by making up stories for her paper dolls as a young girl, the drama endured on her path to the top, including how her father was intent on crushing her dreams, the loss of her fiancé in World War II, the jealousy of male colleagues and so much more. She touches on the casting of Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), shares a never-before-seen “All My Children” bible and her ground breaking social storylines with such controversial issues as women’s health, interracial relationships, drug addiction, LGBT rights, and AIDS. Needless to say, soap opera fans can count on a candid and inspiring glimpse behind the curtain.
Photo credit: Jill Johnson/JPI; Crown Archetype Publisher
- Amy Mistretta