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

Agnes Nixon

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From the Emmy-winning writer and creator of All My Children, One Life to Live, and Loving, 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 dolls. Those tales she imagined--ones filled with ambitions, rivalries, and romances--would soon echo her own path to success. In a memoir filled with as much drama as the soaps she penned, Nixon shares her journey as daughter of a broken marriage, who fought back against her father's wish that she take over the family burial garments business, overcame the heartbreak of losing her fiancé in WWII, and later became one of the most successful names in the TV industry. Fans of Nixon's greatest creations, All My Children and One Life to Live, will delight at Nixon's own incredible life, as well as the behind-the-scenes insight she lends to daytime's most popular programs. Nixon will share the inspiration behind and casting of the iconic character Erica Kane, played by Susan Lucci; the story bible for All My Children, and how it became lost, and then locked away in a drawer for many years; and how Nixon positioned ABC to become the media giant it is today, despite pushback from her male counterparts. This candid glimpse behind the curtain of the soap opera industry will charm soap fans and story lovers alike. With a foreword written and read by Carol Burnett.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carol Burnett, Judith Ivey

Length:

8h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:38