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...

  • Aaron
    May 30, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

  • Wendi Manning
    Feb 07, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

  • Danielle
    Dec 22, 2016

    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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

  • 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 ...

  • (a)lyss(a)
    May 31, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

    "My hope is that many will feel very close to them and that they will be almost like members of their own family." I received a copy of this book from blogginforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. This book is more 3.5 stars for me. While Agnes Nixon is a great writer who...

  • Joseph Pittman
    Aug 03, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

    "My hope is that many will feel very close to them and that they will be almost like members of their own family." I received a copy of this book from blogginforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. This book is more 3.5 stars for me. While Agnes Nixon is a great writer who...

    I grew up watching the ABC block of 'All My Children', 'One Life to Live', and 'General Hospital' with my mom whenever I was home sick from school and as much during the summer as I could. OLTL was my absolute favorite and when I was old enough to understand that it and AMC were create...

    How disappointing. Agnes Nixon was a visionary and a TV pioneer. It's a shame the book doesn't fully acknowledge all of her contributions. Much like it's time on the airwaves, ONE LIFE TO LIVE gets the shaft. How can Erika Slezak not even be mentioned in these pages? She gets a photo w...

  • 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...

  • Linda
    Jan 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

  • Cheryl
    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

  • 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...

  • Jena
    Apr 27, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

  • Kristine
    Mar 05, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

  • 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. ...

  • Magie
    May 13, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

    "My hope is that many will feel very close to them and that they will be almost like members of their own family." I received a copy of this book from blogginforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. This book is more 3.5 stars for me. While Agnes Nixon is a great writer who...

    I grew up watching the ABC block of 'All My Children', 'One Life to Live', and 'General Hospital' with my mom whenever I was home sick from school and as much during the summer as I could. OLTL was my absolute favorite and when I was old enough to understand that it and AMC were create...

  • 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...

  • Mediaman
    Nov 03, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

  • Laura May
    Jun 07, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

    "My hope is that many will feel very close to them and that they will be almost like members of their own family." I received a copy of this book from blogginforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. This book is more 3.5 stars for me. While Agnes Nixon is a great writer who...

    I grew up watching the ABC block of 'All My Children', 'One Life to Live', and 'General Hospital' with my mom whenever I was home sick from school and as much during the summer as I could. OLTL was my absolute favorite and when I was old enough to understand that it and AMC were create...

    How disappointing. Agnes Nixon was a visionary and a TV pioneer. It's a shame the book doesn't fully acknowledge all of her contributions. Much like it's time on the airwaves, ONE LIFE TO LIVE gets the shaft. How can Erika Slezak not even be mentioned in these pages? She gets a photo w...

    As a former daytime drama fan, I expected more from this book and I was so stunned how few pages and pictures there were. The first third of the book had some very interesting information on the author. The second half where she discusses many of her story lines was somewhat confusing ...

    I really enjoyed this memoir. Nixon tells great stories about a lot of my favourite characters. Other reviewers have mentioned being disappointed by the lack of anecdotes about One Life to Live and Loving. This didn't bother me as much, since I watched only All My Children. Interesting...

  • 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...

  • Andrea Draper
    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

  • Lisa Marie
    Sep 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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

    "My hope is that many will feel very close to them and that they will be almost like members of their own family." I received a copy of this book from blogginforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. This book is more 3.5 stars for me. While Agnes Nixon is a great writer who...

    I grew up watching the ABC block of 'All My Children', 'One Life to Live', and 'General Hospital' with my mom whenever I was home sick from school and as much during the summer as I could. OLTL was my absolute favorite and when I was old enough to understand that it and AMC were create...

    How disappointing. Agnes Nixon was a visionary and a TV pioneer. It's a shame the book doesn't fully acknowledge all of her contributions. Much like it's time on the airwaves, ONE LIFE TO LIVE gets the shaft. How can Erika Slezak not even be mentioned in these pages? She gets a photo w...

    As a former daytime drama fan, I expected more from this book and I was so stunned how few pages and pictures there were. The first third of the book had some very interesting information on the author. The second half where she discusses many of her story lines was somewhat confusing ...

  • 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...

  • Catherine
    Jul 10, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

  • Martha Jackson
    Mar 27, 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...

    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. ...

  • Oak
    Mar 06, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

  • 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...

  • Jenny
    Jan 30, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

  • 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! ...

  • Terry
    Apr 20, 2018

    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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...

    During my undergrad years, a group of us would gather around the dorm's lounge television to watch All My Children together. There weren't hundreds of viewing options available then, or personal devices that live streamed video on demand. That hour of dorm mates collectively viewing a ...

    I'm an enormous fan of Agnes Nixon's work and I grew up watching "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" rarely missing an episode from 1985 through their cancellations in 2012 and 2013. That being noted, I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I was hoping for more details and insi...

    "My hope is that many will feel very close to them and that they will be almost like members of their own family." I received a copy of this book from blogginforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. This book is more 3.5 stars for me. While Agnes Nixon is a great writer who...

    I grew up watching the ABC block of 'All My Children', 'One Life to Live', and 'General Hospital' with my mom whenever I was home sick from school and as much during the summer as I could. OLTL was my absolute favorite and when I was old enough to understand that it and AMC were create...

    How disappointing. Agnes Nixon was a visionary and a TV pioneer. It's a shame the book doesn't fully acknowledge all of her contributions. Much like it's time on the airwaves, ONE LIFE TO LIVE gets the shaft. How can Erika Slezak not even be mentioned in these pages? She gets a photo w...

    As a former daytime drama fan, I expected more from this book and I was so stunned how few pages and pictures there were. The first third of the book had some very interesting information on the author. The second half where she discusses many of her story lines was somewhat confusing ...

    I really enjoyed this memoir. Nixon tells great stories about a lot of my favourite characters. Other reviewers have mentioned being disappointed by the lack of anecdotes about One Life to Live and Loving. This didn't bother me as much, since I watched only All My Children. Interesting...

    Too short, and too -- facile? Obviously she?s shaping the narrative of her life, but was her life really that devoid of conflict, were her husband and family really that supportive without being demanding? But, as a sort-of primer of how to do a soap correctly, it?s right up there ...

  • Katie Pfahler
    Jun 02, 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...

    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. ...

    Gives an inside look in to the the life of Agnes and her famous soaps. ...

    I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very interesting autobiography of Agnes Nixon's life, from her hard childhood, to writing for the shows One Life to Live and All my children. She talks about how she tried to make problems of real life and interlace them in the shows to bring atten...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Rules the Airwaves is a memoir by the late Agnes Nixon, the writer and creator of the well-known soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. (Nixon died at the age of 93 on September 28, 2016, and this memoir will be relea...

    My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Nixon reveals her life as inspired by elaborate paper doll vignettes, radio serials, her mother's extended family, her dad's often self...

    I grew up watching Agnes Nixon's soaps and I loved them. When I was an adult and decided to change my last name, I took my new one from a character on One Life To Live. It goes without saying how excited I was to read this book. As she herself said, this was harder for her to write...

    If you were a soap opera fan, then you probably have at least heard the name Agnes Nixon legendary creator and writer for All My Children and One Life to Live. She got her start in soaps writing for Guiding Light when it was still aired on the radio and eventually made the move into te...

    For some reason, I just could not get pulled into this book. It's probably because I've never been a soap opera fan and had never heard of the author before this. I was also missing the expected focus on empowerment. If you are a fan of soap operas and this author, you will probably re...

    Autobiography of the women responsible for two of the most iconic television soaps: All My Children and One Life to Live. She developed a social conscience growing up in the Jim Crow era south, and was one of the first to incorporate controversial themes in daytime dramas. It?s inter...

    Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother...

    What I had hoped would be a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a major television writer/producer ended up being a dull story filled with self-praise but low on drama or content. This is the way Nixon wants to be remembered: as a young women that all the men were after, ...

    This is probably going to be a lengthy review because soap operas mean a lot to me and I love to talk about them. This was such a great little book by a truly amazing woman. It was really nice to read in her own words the struggle of a woman in the 50s and 60s to be a writer for main...