Days of Our Lives 50 Years

  • Filename: days-of-our-lives-50-years.
  • ISBN: 1492629855
  • Release Date: 2015-10-16
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Greg Meng
  • Publisher:



Days of our Lives 50 Yearsis an in-depth photographic journey of the longest-running scripted program in NBC's history. This beautiful keepsake showcases new and exciting views of a television icon that continues to bring the beloved world of Salem to its loyal viewers. Beginning with rare black-and-white historical photos and including a wealth of rare full-color photos, this is a spectacular journey highlighting iconic characters and beloved stories over 50 years. Welcome to an unparalleled peek into Days of Our Lives-a favorite daytime drama that has not only become an important part of American Pop Culture, but is also loved by millions of fans around the world! "Days of our Liveshasn¹t just been in our homes for 50 years. It¹s also in our DNA, packing a power and punch that is incomparable in the daytime drama landscape. This beloved show is famous for its epic twists and crazy turns: Premature burial! Biblical plagues! Demonic possession! But this is not what keeps us loyally devoted and coming back, year in, year out. We return for the love ­ love of romance, love of friendship, love of family. When we make our daily trip to sleepy little Salem to visit with the Brady and Horton and Kiriakis clans, and even those impossible, badass DiMeras, we feel a marvelous sense of bliss and comfort and connection. This show is so much more than entertainment. It makes us feel like we¹ve come home." Michael Logan, TV Guide Magazine "Playing the beloved character Marlena Evans on Days of our Liveshas been the highlight of my career. She is a revolutionary character... a strong, independent, successful career woman who believes her role as both a wife and a mother come first. Over the years she has become the ultimate heroine and continues to be an inspiration to women of all ages around the world." Deidre Hall, MARLENA EVANS, Days of our Lives

Days of Our Lives 45 Years

  • Filename: days-of-our-lives-45-years.
  • ISBN: 9781402243493
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Greg Meng
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.



Days of our Lives 45 years a celebration in photos is an unprecedented photographic journey behind the scenes of the longest-running scripted program in NBC's history.

Days of Our Lives Better Living

  • Filename: days-of-our-lives-better-living.
  • ISBN: 140226741X
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Greg Meng
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark



This lavishly illustrated book includes healthy living secrets on diets, health, sleep and fashion from some of the most appealing cast members including Deidre Hall, Molly Burnett, Suzanne Rogers, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, James Scott, Austin Peck, and others.

Days of Our Lives

  • Filename: days-of-our-lives.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105018284641
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: Maureen Russell
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub



Provides a complete narrative covering story plots from the beginning of the series, an extensive bibliography, unique information on the actors and their fans, and, most interesting, of all, background on the early days of the soaps.

A Secret in Salem

  • Filename: a-secret-in-salem.
  • ISBN: 1402244762
  • Release Date: 2010-11-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Sheri Anderson
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.



Marlena & John have never been so close, and yet so far apart... Marlena's love, John, has been paralyzed for two years, and she is becoming desperate. Although her love for him has never waned, she must find a cure before they drift too far apart as man and wife. But John's illness may not be all that it seems, and the truth could tear them apart forever. On the winding roads leading to Monte Carlo... Charlotte Gaines, daughter of one of the world's richest men and one of the hottest fashion designers, discovers a hidden truth about her family that she never suspected. It sets her on a quest that will uncover long-buried secrets, hidden passions, and dangerous mysteries...all leading to a city called Salem, and a revelation that will change all of their lives forever. Sheri Anderson is a former head writer for Days of our Lives and is widely credited for co-creating some of the most memorable storylines and supercouples on American daytime television, including Luke and Laura, Bo and Hope, John and Marlena, Patch and Kayla, Shane and Kimberly, and Tony and Anna.

Scared Scriptless

  • Filename: scared-scriptless.
  • ISBN: 9781401330910
  • Release Date: 2014-06-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Alison Sweeney
  • Publisher: Hachette Books



Maddy Carson is a mass of contradictions. She loves her job as Script Supervisor on a hit TV show, but hates "Hollywood." Super-organized and down-to-earth, Maddy is clearly one of the best at her job, and her strict dating rule - "No Actors!" - helps her keep focused on her career. However, a budding relationship with Craig, one of the executives at her company, may even propel her into the big leagues. Could Wolf County, her beloved hometown in the mountains, be saved from a financial crisis by creating a reality show featuring the eccentrics in the small ski village? Maddy is determined to try, even when she learns that Craig's agenda doesn't exactly line up with her altruistic goal. Meanwhile, Maddy still has a full-time job to manage, her family to deal with, and a gorgeous new actor, Adam Devin, determined to wear down her resistance. Eventually Maddy must learn to break all her self-imposed rules and simply follow her heart. Scared Scriptless offers an engagingly relatable heroine, laugh-out-loud humor, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how television is made.

The Best Years of Our Lives

  • Filename: the-best-years-of-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9781760110598
  • Release Date: 2014-08-01
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Richard Clapton
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin



When he was 16 he inveigled his way into a maximum security hotel to hang out with the Rolling Stones. From that day on, Richard Clapton knew he was going to be a rock star. It's now almost 50 years since that fateful day - years filled with a lifetime of incredible experiences, outrageous good times and a catalogue of iconic and timeless songs. Through the glory years of rock & roll, in cities as varied as London, Berlin, Sydney, Los Angeles and Paris, Richard forged his own career and built up a significant body of work whilst living, loving and partying with the biggest names in the Australian and international music world...By his own frank admission, these were years fuelled by prodigious quantities of alcohol and drugs, set against a backdrop of constant recording and touring, of endless bacchanalian partying and wild sex. It was to be a dark and dangerous journey to the very outer limits of human behavior and physical endurance, a rollercoaster ride of extraordinary euphoric highs and deep, shattering lows. Dozens of Richard's friends died on that journey or fell off the path. Miraculously, he survived to tell the tale AND he remembers everything!..For 40 years, Richard Clapton has been, above all else, a songwriter - a wry observer of human behavior and an astute commentator on the Australian condition. His best songs - Deep Water, Best Years of Our Lives, Goodbye Tiger, Glory Road, Lucky Country, Girls on the Avenue, Trust Somebody, Capricorn Dancer - capture the essence of this country like few other writers...In 'The Best Years of My Life', Richard employs his keen songwriter's powers of observation, portraiture and storytelling to tell the best one of all: the extraordinary story of his own life. Outrageous, funny, insightful and poignant, this is the rock memoir to beat them all. Welcome to the party that never ends...

The Star Attraction

  • Filename: the-star-attraction.
  • ISBN: 9781401305000
  • Release Date: 2013-05-14
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Alison Sweeney
  • Publisher: Hachette Books



"Can you blame a publicist for blurring the lines between what's real and what's a dream, when her client is a gorgeous actor?" --Jodi Picoult Sophie is a Hollywood publicist who has a fabulous job, a fabulous boyfriend, and a fabulous life. She even scores her PR firm's most important actor client and every woman's dream--Billy Fox. But will a steamy make-out session in a restaurant alley with her big-name client cost Sophie her job? And does she really want an escape from her life and her loving, if imperfect, relationship with her investment banker boyfriend? The Star Attraction takes us on a wild ride through one woman's daytime soap come to life. "Alison Sweeney's novel is an entertaining, backstage glimpse at those who organize the lives of the Hollywood elite. It's great fun for any reader who secretly sneaks peeks at People magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, and wonders, What if . . . ?" --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Wolf and The Storyteller Publishers Weekly: Actress and reality show host Sweeney (The Mommy Diet) hits it out of the park with her engaging fiction debut about an L.A.-based star publicist who lets her love life get in the way of work Sweeney uses many familiar chick-lit tropes but does it very well and also infuses her story with insider-y Hollywood situations and realistic depictions of relationship woes. It all adds up to a pleasurable read, and a particularly impressive first foray into this genre. Kirkus: A highly entertaining debut from Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser and star of Days of Our Lives for 20 years. Sweeney's insider knowledge adds authenticity to this laugh-out-loud story of working and romancing in Los Angeles. What makes the book remarkable is not so much the plot but Sophie's reactions to what happens. You just have to love this girl. That sense of humor that can save a person in real life makes this an extremely fun read.

Middle School The Worst Years of My Life

  • Filename: middle-school-the-worst-years-of-my-life.
  • ISBN: 0316276936
  • Release Date: 2016-08-23
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Chris Tebbetts
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson



Bestselling author James Patterson's most beloved middle grade protagonist, Rafe Khatchadorian, is getting the Hollywood treatment! A film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, and Thomas Barbusca smashes into theaters in October 2016. In his acclaimed and number-one bestselling middle-grade comic debut, Children's Choice Award Author of the Year James Patterson has never been more hilarious--or heartwarming. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class--5,000 points! Running in the hallway--10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm--50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding. James Patterson's debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers' biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic in-text illustrations that are sure to have young readers begging for more!

Seducing Celebrities One Meal at a Time

  • Filename: seducing-celebrities-one-meal-at-a-time.
  • ISBN: 1899694579
  • Release Date: 2015-09-30
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Thaao Penghlis
  • Publisher: Brick Tower Press



I have met and worked with many entertainers in my life. The idea of this book came to me one evening while visiting Cuba. I expand on this in the chapter 'Finding a seed inside Havana.' Also, the wonderful actress Doris Roberts came for dinner one evening and wrote a letter that stated, "An extraordinary cook who takes pleasure in inviting his friends to his home for an evening of great food, wine and interesting conversation. The table is so beautiful that you hate to sit down to mess it up. The food that he cooks takes time, thoughtfulness and knowledge and he spends hours preparing it. Did I mention the aroma that greets you when you walk into his house?" Havana and Doris's thoughtful letter inspired me to take those generous comments to a new plateau. With all the celebrities that crossed my path through social means or at work, how would I embrace and seduce them with the cuisine I have discovered through a lifetime of preparation? Through my imagination and experiences I have put together recipes that would resonate with these wonderful talents. With Jacqueline Kennedy with whom I had afternoon tea in my youth, I would have prepared as she was marrying Onassis, a Greek cuisine-Greek lemon soup, Moussaka and the celebratory cookies 'Kourambiedes.' George Clooney, for his love of Italy-Branzino fish. Barbara Streisand and Shirley Maclaine-Rack of Lamb, because they love the best in cuisine. Joan Rivers-Scallops and Vongole, (because it sounds delicate with a vengeance). Omar Sharif-'Lamb Shanks with Couscous' and Champagne with dessert because that's what he always shared when we worked together. For Elizabeth Taylor-Thai Snapper and a special dessert from my family's heritage, because she reigned supreme. My endeavor is to continue this magnificent expression of life by giving back to those that made a difference. Emmy nominated actor Thaao Penghlis was born and raised in Sydney, Australia to Greek-born parents. In 2015, Thaao was contracted to resume his most enduring character for NBC in Days of Our Lives, and then went on to star in the films Slow Dancing in the Big City, Altered States, The Mirror and The Bell Jar. Daytime audiences were first introduced to Penghlis in General Hospital. He also starred in the prime-time series revival of Mission Impossible, which went on to be one of the most successful film franchises in history, with Tom Cruise. He starred in the mini-series Sadat, with Omar Sharif in Memories of Midnight and starred in the critically acclaimed television film Under Siege with Hal Holbrook for NBC. When he is off the stage, he is an intrepid world traveler, a gifted chef and a master storyteller.

The Time of Our Lives

  • Filename: the-time-of-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9780679643920
  • Release Date: 2011-11-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Tom Brokaw
  • Publisher: Random House



Who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream Now with a new Foreword by the author. “The best presentation of the challenges facing the country—and the possible solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Generation and Boom!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America’s greatness. Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to share ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of family, community, and civic engagement as profound as the one that helped win World War II, built our postwar prosperity, and ushered in the Civil Rights era, Brokaw traces the exciting, unnerving changes in modern life—in values, education, public service, housing, the Internet, and more—that have transformed our society in the decades since the age of thrift in which he was raised. In offering ideas from Americans who are change agents in their communities, Brokaw gives us a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of diminished expectations. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Inspiring tales of how people from different walks of life have found ways to be of service to their communities and country.”—Walter Isaacson

Another World 35th Anniversary

  • Filename: another-world-35th-anniversary.
  • ISBN: 0060193042
  • Release Date: 1999-04-27
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Julie Poll
  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment



For 35 years, the families, lovers, villains, femmes fatales, young and old of Bay City have drawn devoted viewers to their sagas. Another World originated on May 4, 1964, a creation of the legendary mother of soap operas, Irna Phillips. The show celebrates its 35th anniversary with this spectacular volume. Complemented with hundreds of photographs, the Another World anniversary edition brings together everything fans want to know about their favorite soap opera. Relive the romances of Rachel and Mac, Cass, Kathleen and Frankie, John and Sharlene, and Vicky and Jake, to name a few. Take a peak inside the family albums of the Corys, the Matthews, the Frames, the Loves, the Hudsons, and the McKinnons. Enjoy the adventures of glamorous romance novelist Felcia Gallant, the high comedy of Wallingford and friends, and the evil doings of Carl Hutchins and Bay City Mayor Grant Harrison. Relive the complete story line, tour the Brooklyn studios, meet the people behind the scenes, and hear humorous backstage tales from the stars in this essential guide for any fan of Another World. Another World: 35th Anniversary Celebration is a keepsake that will be cherished for years to come. "We do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds." Another World: 35th Anniversary Celebration includes A dramatic account of Another World's intricate plotline, from 1964 to 1998. Hundreds of photographs from the show's archives--many never before seen. Details on the unforgettable love stories, notable nuptials, and dastardly deeds of Bay City's inhabitants. Rare glimpses of what it's really like behind the scenes and on the set of Another World, including interviews with the show's producers and crew. Backstage tales from the cast about fans, auditions, days on the set. A roster of today's stars whose exciting careers started on Another World. Remembrance of those actors who are no longer with us. Awards, show credits, a comprehensive cast list and much more!

The Ride of Our Lives

  • Filename: the-ride-of-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9780345490940
  • Release Date: 2006-04-11
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mike Leonard
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books



Mike Leonard is a lucky man. It’s not everyone who gets parents like Jack and Marge. At eighty-seven, Jack is a pathological optimist with an inexhaustible gift of gab. Marge, Jack’s bride of sixty years, though cut from the same rough bolt of Irish immigrant cloth, is his polar opposite–pessimistic and proud of it. What was their son, Mike, thinking when he took a sabbatical from his job with NBC News so he could pile these two world-class originals along with three of his grown kids and a daughter-in-law into a pair of rented RVs and hit the road for a month? Mike was thinking that he wanted to give his parents the ultimate family reunion. And so, one February morning, three generations of Leonards set out on their journey under the dazzling Arizona sky. Thirty minutes later, one of the humongous recreational vehicles has an unplanned meeting with a concrete island at a convenience store. Thus begins the adventure of a lifetime–and an absolute gem of a book. In the course of their humorous, often poignant cross-country tour, from the desert Southwest to the New England coastline, the Leonards reminisce about their loves, their losses, and their rich and heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking) lives, while encountering a veritable Greek chorus of roadside characters along the way. The home stretch finds the clan racing back to Chicago, hoping to catch the arrival of the next generation, Jack and Marge’s first great-grandchild. Through it all, Mike pieces together acentury of family lore and lunacy–and discovers surprising sides to his parents that allow him to see them in a whole new light. Mike Leonard has captivated millions of television viewers with his wry and witty feature stories for NBC’s Today. Now he brings that same engaging charm and keen insight to the foibles and passions of his own blessedly unique family. By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, The Ride of Our Lives delivers a lifetime of laughs, lessons, and priceless memories. This edition’s exclusive DVD features never-before-seen footage from the trip as well as candid family video and photographs. From the Hardcover edition.

The Inner Lives of Markets

  • Filename: the-inner-lives-of-markets.
  • ISBN: 9781610394932
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ray Fisman
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs



What is a market? To most people it is a shopping center or an abstract space in which stock prices vary minutely. In reality, a market is something much more fundamental to being human, and it affects not just the price of tomatoes but the boundaries of everything we value. Reading the newspapers these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that markets are getting ever more efficient—and better. But as Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue in this insightful book, that view is far from complete. For one thing, efficiency isn't always a good thing—illegal markets are very often more efficient than legal ones, because they are free of concern for laws and human rights. But even more importantly, the chatter about efficiency has obscured a much broader conversation about what kind of economic exchange we actually want. Every regulation, every sticker price, and every sale is part of an ever-changing ecosystem—one that affects us as much as we affect it. By tracing 50 years of economic thought on this subject, Fisman and Sullivan show how markets have evolved—and how we can keep making them better. This leads to fascinating and surprising insights, such as: Why your $10,000 used car is likely to sell for $2,000 or less; Why you should think twice before buying batteries on Amazon; and Why it's essential that healthy people buy medical insurance. In the end, The Inner Lives of Markets argues for a new way of thinking about how you spend your money—it shows that every transaction you make is part of a grand social experiment. We are all guinea pigs running through a lab maze, and the sooner we realize it, the more effectively we can navigate the path we want.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • Filename: one-hundred-years-of-solitude.
  • ISBN: 9780060531041
  • Release Date: 2003-06-24
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

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