My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves

My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves

From the Emmy-winning creator and writer of All My Children and One Life to Live, a memoir of her trailblazing rise to the top of the television industry, including behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most beloved soaps of all time Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper doll...

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Title:My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves
Author:Agnes Nixon
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ISBN:0451498232
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:266 pages

My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves Reviews

  • SundayAtDusk
    Jan 11, 2017
    This is a well-written memoir by a woman who spent a great deal of her life writing storylines and dialogue for soap operas. While Agnes Nixon had some challenges in her life, such as a difficult father, her own life was no soap opera. Her one marriage was a terrific one, and she successfully combin...
  • Martha Jackson
    Mar 27, 2017
    This is a fascinating read. Nixon is an amazing lady and writer. The fact that she persevered and succeeded despite the cruel bullying of her father is a testament to her greatness....
  • Kristen
    Feb 08, 2017
    Agnes Nixon's "My Life to Live" unfolds a lot like one of the soap operas she famously developed, moving from her often difficult girlhood in Nashville, a heartbreaking wartime love affair, success in Chicago at Northwestern and writing for Guiding Light, finding success in influential circles in Ne...
  • R J Mckay
    Feb 22, 2017
    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review.Reading someone’s memoir is sort of like having a front row seat into a person’s life. You see firsthand who and what influenced their decisions and you discover those pivotal moments that alter the course of their live...
  • Andrea Draper
    Mar 26, 2017
    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps....
  • Susan
    Mar 24, 2017
    I grew up watching One Life to Live and All My Children, but I didn't know anything about the creator of these two long-running soap operas. Therefore, this was quite an interesting book for me to read. I loved hearing about Mrs. Nixon's childhood and how she came to be interested in writing and cre...
  • Nola
    Mar 26, 2017
    This was a quick read as Agnes Nixon had such an interesting life that I did not want to put the book down. She told her life story perfectly. The daytime world lost a true gem when she passed away a few weeks ago, just two days before this book was to be released. ...
  • BJ
    Apr 15, 2017
    Back in the day, I was obsessed with the ABC 1-hour soaps, All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital. This is the memoir of the creator and writer of 2 of those soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live, Agnes Nixon. She wrote her stories for 40+ years and had legions of fans around ...
  • Shelley
    Apr 23, 2017
    The life of Agnes Nixon, with a focus on her youth and the creation of All My Children and One Life to Live. She was such a talented writer, I was just endlessly fascinated by her story. She focused a lot on her tenuous, toxic relationship with her father (a definite inspiration for AMC's Palmer Cor...
  • Lori
    Apr 25, 2017
    Got this as a gift for my birthday! I loved watching All My Children and this is a great background on the lady who made the Soap a reality. Good read!...