Filled with glorious photos and absorbing stories…

Mark down the date on your calendar! July 15 fans of Thaao Penghlis (ex-Victor Cassadine, “GH” and ex-Tony DiMera, “DOOL”) will be able to read his new book, Places: The Journey Of My Days, My Lives which is an autobiographical account of the actor’s life off-screen. The book description reads: “Thaao Penghlis enjoyed tea for two with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, carried the mythical Gloria Swanson into a Hollywood acting class and fitted Robert Redford for a suit (suggesting the then matinee idol shed a few pounds) before landing defining roles on ‘General Hospital’, ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’. The former career diplomat pursued the curious and complex path of an actor’s life to fund his unyielding desire for spiritual & exotic travel. With the fervor of an archaeologist and the passion of a seeker, Penghlis takes readers with him on spectacular adventures as he crosses Egypt’s Sinai Desert, ascends Mt. Moses, is cleansed in a remarkable and shocking ritual in Havana, crashes in a balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor and navigates the behind the scenes drama of daytime television, often more sudsy and tumultuous than what appeared on screen. This compelling and candid memoir weaves his deep Greek and Australian heritage with Hollywood escapades and captivating spiritual journeys to places few travel.”

Actress Joanna Cassidy, “Call Me Fitz,” reviews, “You expect one thing, and you get an antipodean novel. I love Thaao’s stories. His photographs alone describe his life. It’s a truthful, beautiful memoir told by a great adventurer, a fabulous chef, and a gorgeous Greek. He tells it all. It’s a ‘you can’t put it down’ biography.”

Penghlis was born and raised in Sydney Australia. Before he became an actor he enjoyed a career as a diplomat, working at the United Nation.

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– Christine Fix