All My Life

All My Life

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by Susan Lucci
     
 

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"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

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"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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062125415
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Series:
Promo e-Books
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
546,928
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Lucci won the Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role as Erica Kane on ABC’s All My Children in May 1999, garnered a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2005, and was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006. Named one of VH1’s 200 Top Icons of All-Time and one of Barbara Walters’s Ten Most Fascinating People among her many honors, she lives in Garden City, New York, with her husband, Helmut Huber.

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All My Life 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Wendy B More than 1 year ago
This is a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iloved this book she did something rite as when amc was cancelled she was the only original star leftthereasaying you had thebest&didnot need the rest she should have wpn theemmy long before she did!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Sounded just like she was talking with you telling you of her life experiences....good and bad. Thank you Susan Lucci for sharing with your fans!
BookWorm2701 More than 1 year ago
Great Book for an All My Children fan
Dawn_C_Hansen More than 1 year ago
As someone who has watched Susan Lucci, as Erica Kane, since the beginning, this was a fun read with lots of great photos at the end. Yes, one person complained of product placement, Ms. Lucci tells about her involvement with Guthie Renker; however, it is a part of her life, and should be included, as are some other things she has become involved with and her story would not be complete without their inclusion. If you enjoyed "All My Children", and Erica Kane, then you should absolutely read this. Sit back and enjoy the ride Ms. Lucci takes the reader on.
Little_puma More than 1 year ago
It is nice to know the life story of the real person who has come into my living room every weekday for almost 30 years. The writing is not the best, but the story is one of perseverance and dedication. Susan Lucci was never going to be a girl next door. The spark in her meant she was always destined to be the star and household name she is now and will always be. Viva la Lucci!
PTB More than 1 year ago
For those of us that loved getting to know her from All My Children, this is a must read.
tyke1943 More than 1 year ago
It was a great readfrom beginning to end. Such a special person.
Christina Malloy More than 1 year ago
If you want behind the scenes information on the deep dark secrets of All My Childfen or if you are thinking that you will get to know the real woman behind the diva known as Erica Kane, this is not the book you want to read. Though I admire and respect Susan Lucci, these pages are no more than just a puff piece that gushes over Disney along with a lengthy love letter to Agnes Nixon. Chapters are also shamelessly littered with product placement for the items she hawks on infomercials and HSN. I hear the paperback has an additional chapter that adresses the cancelation of AMC which might warrant a gander to B&N for a read but I was expecting so much more. La Lucci certainly says much in this book but reveals absolutely nothing.
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Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is so opposite Erica Kane. This book reveals how real she is!
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Watched All My Children off and on for 41 years, and really enjoyed Susan Lucci as Erica, but found the book boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
every wonder how some women get where they really want to go and wonder how? Susan tells you how she did it and who helped. She gives credit to her husband who was her partner in their life's plan. Susan used her daytime acting to get into made for tv movies, parts in tv series, product developments and salesperson for products that she could believe in. Erica Kane may have seemed a lightweight but she wasn't and now you can find out how she kept Erica front and center for decades... because Susan Lucci had a plan, a partner, friends and products that worked for her so we bought them and they worked for us. This is the meat and potatoes of how a young woman became a household word in at least 5 arenas and succeeded in everything she touched.
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Pickey More than 1 year ago
Does anybody know if this paper back has the special page devoted on how they were canceled? Please let me know soon as possible. Thanks.
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