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 From the Emmy-winning creator and writer of All My Children and One Life to Live, a memoir of her trailblazing rise ...

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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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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0451498232
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:266 pages pages

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

  • Shelley
    Apr 23, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

    Fascinating and enjoyable read of a true television pioneer. If you ever watched a soap you will appreciate My Life to Live. Bonus that the forward is written by the one and only, iconic Carol Burnett. I am still mourning the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live. How could AB...

    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 w...

    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 AM...

  • Laurel-Rain
    Jul 16, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

  • Laura Harrison
    May 25, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

    Fascinating and enjoyable read of a true television pioneer. If you ever watched a soap you will appreciate My Life to Live. Bonus that the forward is written by the one and only, iconic Carol Burnett. I am still mourning the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live. How could AB...

  • BJ
    Apr 15, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

    Fascinating and enjoyable read of a true television pioneer. If you ever watched a soap you will appreciate My Life to Live. Bonus that the forward is written by the one and only, iconic Carol Burnett. I am still mourning the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live. How could AB...

    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 w...

    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 AM...

    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! ...

    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. ...

    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 o...

  • Nola
    Mar 26, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

    Fascinating and enjoyable read of a true television pioneer. If you ever watched a soap you will appreciate My Life to Live. Bonus that the forward is written by the one and only, iconic Carol Burnett. I am still mourning the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live. How could AB...

    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 w...

    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 AM...

    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! ...

    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. ...

  • R J Mckay
    Feb 22, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

  • 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...

  • SundayAtDusk
    Jan 11, 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...

    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 succe...

  • Susan
    Mar 24, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

    Fascinating and enjoyable read of a true television pioneer. If you ever watched a soap you will appreciate My Life to Live. Bonus that the forward is written by the one and only, iconic Carol Burnett. I am still mourning the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live. How could AB...

    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 w...

  • Lori
    Apr 25, 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...

    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 succe...

    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 o...

    Before there was Erica Kane, Adam Chandler, or Victoria Lord, there was Agnes Nixon, a young girl who dreamed up stories for paper dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon parallel her own path to success. In a memoir filled with ...

    Fascinating and enjoyable read of a true television pioneer. If you ever watched a soap you will appreciate My Life to Live. Bonus that the forward is written by the one and only, iconic Carol Burnett. I am still mourning the demise of All My Children and One Life to Live. How could AB...

    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 w...

    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 AM...

    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! ...