Susan Lucci's Memoir Set to be Released this March

(Soap Opera Network) — The latest news on the release of Susan Lucci’s memoir “All My Life”.

Last July, Soap Opera Network reported that It Books, an imprint of publisher HarperCollins, had tapped the biggest superstar in daytime drama history, Susan Lucci, to pen her memoir for publication in 2011. Since then, the accomplished actress and entrepreneur who has played the legendary character of Erica Kane on “All My Children” since January 5, 1970 has completed that memoir. “All My Life” is scheduled to hit book stores on Tuesday, March 29. In correlation with the book release, Lucci will spend most of that release week signing copies of her book and meeting fans at various Barnes and Noble and Book Revue locations on the East Coast.

Scheduled Signing Engagements:

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:00 PM at BookEnds – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
  • Friday, April 1, 2011 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Old Orchard Center. Skokie, IL.
  • Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Barnes & Noble – Mall of America. Bloomington, MN.

The following is a description of some of what fans can find in the 336-page memoir that can be pre-ordered right now at Amazon.com:

“‘See that moon up there?
You can reach that high.
Never be afraid because you can be anything you want to be.’

Susan Lucci was only five years old when her father shared these encouraging words with her. They inspired the highly imaginative child who loved make-believe to craft one of the most enduring characters in television history, an achievement that would earn her a record twenty-one Emmy nominations—the most for an actor in the award’s history—and the crown as “Leading Lady of Daytime.”

When Lucci and All My Children were introduced to the world in 1971, American television changed forever. Susan’s character, the beautiful, spirited, and mercurial Erica Kane, was an original—the first vixen viewers loved to hate. But while millions have enjoyed getting to know Erica’s many sides—and have been awed at how this character has continually remade herself—the woman who plays her has remained a mystery.

In her long-awaited memoir, this very private actress, wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, friend, and entrepreneur pulls back the curtain to reveal her story.

Susan, like Erica Kane, has undergone a metamorphosis many times. All My Life shares the stories of those transformations: starring in roles on television and stage, where she took Broadway not just by storm but “by tsunami” as one critic raved about her performance in Annie Get Your Gun; mounting successful cabaret acts (solo and with Regis Philbin); bringing art and joy back to New York in the wake of 9/11; conquering the tango with Tony Dovolani on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars; and building a successful career as an entrepreneur with a signature line of products.

Susan goes beyond her success to talk about the darker moments, too, including the childhood guilt she harbored over the death of her dear grandmother, the car accident that nearly took away her career and her eyesight, her newborn son’s life-threatening illness, coping with her husband’s cancer, and the pain of miscarriage—one of the many parallels between her Erica Kane.

As charming, down-to-earth, and compelling as the woman whose story it tells, All My Life shines a spotlight on one of our most popular stars and reminds us of the power of dreams and how we can find the courage and tenacity to make them come true.”

SON will continue to keep fans updated on future developments concerning Lucci’s book release.

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