By Agnes Nixon,Carol Burnett

From the Emmy-winning author and author of All My teenagers and One existence to Live, a memoir of her trailblazing upward push to the head of the tv undefined, together with behind-the-scenes tales from the most liked soaps of all time.
Before there has been Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there has been Agnes Nixon, a tender lady who dreamed up tales for paper dolls. these stories she imagined--ones packed with pursuits, rivalries, and romances--would quickly parallel her personal route to good fortune. In a memoir full of as a lot drama because the soaps she penned, Nixon stocks her trip from Nashville to ny City, as she overcomes the lack of her fiancé in global conflict II, a father purpose on crushing her writing desires, and the jealousy of her male colleagues on her method to turning into probably the most winning names in television.

While fanatics will relish Nixon’s personal superb existence, they'll additionally love her behind-the-scenes perception into her hottest indicates. within, she stocks the muse for Erica Kane and the way she solid Susan Lucci within the position; an excerpt from the never-before-seen All My youngsters tale bible; unique anecdotes approximately her exhibits’ liked casts and certain site visitors, together with Carol Burnett, Kelly Ripa, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffett; and extra.

But My lifestyles to Live is additionally a portrait of a pioneer. pushed to take advantage of her scores energy for solid, Nixon fought and broke community taboos by way of wrestling with debatable social concerns starting from women’s healthiness, interracial relationships, and the Vietnam warfare to drug habit, LGBT rights, and AIDS. by way of infusing her characters with sensitivity, humor, and humanity, she enabled thousands to ascertain an contrary standpoint. And lengthy ahead of Shonda Rhimes introduced a golden age of lady showrunners, Agnes Nixon situated ABC to turn into the media sizeable it really is at the present time.

She is a real tv legend, and her candid and encouraging glimpse behind the scenes of the tv will appeal cleaning soap lovers and tale enthusiasts alike.

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