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A candid and entertaining memoir from an icon of daytime television- packed with photos and insider stories!

As the notorious Reva Shayne on the daytime television drama Guiding Light, Kim Zimmer has portrayed a vixen, a manic-depressive, an Amish woman, a time traveler, a Civil War belle, a talk show host, a cancer survivor, a loving mother, and a devoted wife. Now, in this rollicking, heartfelt and surprising memoir, Zimmer delves into her ...

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Overview

A candid and entertaining memoir from an icon of daytime television- packed with photos and insider stories!

As the notorious Reva Shayne on the daytime television drama Guiding Light, Kim Zimmer has portrayed a vixen, a manic-depressive, an Amish woman, a time traveler, a Civil War belle, a talk show host, a cancer survivor, a loving mother, and a devoted wife. Now, in this rollicking, heartfelt and surprising memoir, Zimmer delves into her experiences as a daytime diva.

Blatantly honest and wildly indiscreet, I'm Just Sayin'! tells it all and takes readers on an insightful journey through the parallel lives of Reva Shayne and Kim Zimmer, and the stories behind the longest-running drama in television and radio history.

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To many fans, it seemed only fitting that the last word spoken ("Always!") on TV's marathon-running Guiding Light was read by Reva Shayne, the mercurial character portrayed by Kim Zimmer. During two extended stints (1983-1990, 1995-2009) on the daytime drama, the four-time Emmy award winner experienced time-travel metamorphoses and life crises far beyond the range of even this memoir's subtitle. Zimmer's delightfully outrageous memoir brings you inside the life of this daytime diva and the heart-tugging show she helped sustain. Colorful photos; insider stories; good gossip.

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Although some may not have heard of four-time Emmy winner Zimmer, big soap opera fans know about Reva Shayne, the character she played on Guiding Light for 25 years. Zimmer spends the bulk of her memoir on what led to the show's cancellation in 2009, primarily arguing that a new producer drove it into the ground. Despite the book's subtitle, she writes that she is just a regular gal from Michigan who is friends with everyone. Yet Zimmer has many strong feelings about what made the show great (she did), and it's obvious she thinks she could have done a better job of producing it. As her book went to press, Zimmer had snagged a role on One Life To Live, another popular soap, and she was looking forward to a long run there. That one was recently cancelled, too. VERDICT For soap fans who care about the real life behind the character. Most libraries can pass on this one; there will be much more demand for Susan Lucci's recent All My Life.—Rosy Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA
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Four-time Emmy winner Zimmer, best known as Reva "The Slut of Springfield" Shayne on Guiding Light, chronicles her career and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from the daytime drama.

Achieving longevity on a soap opera is no mean feat, and the author can't help but brag about surviving daytime TV as a manic-depressive, cancer-surviving, time-traveling vixen for close to three decades. Weaving between her own life and that of her character, the author lets it all loose as she revisits her career both on and off the screen. "I had it made," she writes. "I got to have affairs and live out almost every fantasy possible through the characters I played on TV." Zimmer shares the laughs and tears she experienced with fellow cast and crewmembers, her real-life struggle with alcohol and subsequent DUI arrest and a look at the zany scripts that led to her character being thrice-resuscitated from the beyond. That all came to a screeching halt in 2009 when the network pulled the plug on Guiding Light after a 72-year run (it began life as a radio serial in 1937). Ratings were down, core characters were pushing retirement age and a new writer and producer couldn't manage to turn things around. But Zimmer's here to relive it all as both herself and Reva. As one fan recently moaned to the actress-turned-author, "You're my family. What are we supposed to do now?"

Die-hard Guiding Light fans should enjoy the book. Others? Not so much.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451233431
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Zimmer
Four-time Emmy(r) award winner Kim Zimmer is a veteran television actress. In 1984, she joined the cast of Guiding Light, and stayed with the series for over two decades.
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Table of Contents

A Letter to the Reader ix

Introduction 1

1 April Fools'! 7

2 My Early Days 19

3 New York, New York 39

4 The Role of Mom Will Be Played by Kim Zimmer 57

5 Guiding Light: The Early Days 69

6 Memorable Characters 87

7 The Family Business 99

8 Leaving Guiding Light … the First Time 111

9 Backstage Pass 119

10 How I Died Three Times and Lived to Tell About It! 133

11 Seven Husbands 147

12 Everything's Coming Up Rosie 167

13 Success Is the Best Revenge 175

14 Don't Call Me Diva! 191

15 Seventy Years Strong and We Were Dying 203

16 The Storm Before the Calm 223

17 Losing Mom 233

18 The Show Must Go On 257

19 So Long, Springfield 275

20 Fate 289

Epilogue 299

Acknowledgments 301

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Great Book!

    I have watched Guiding Light forever! Kim takes you into her life as an actress and some personal issues which I admire her for telling. I could not put her book down. If you were a Guiding Light fan, this a must read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    A must read for Guiding Light fans

    I bought this book on Sunday and by Monday I was done: could not put it down. I laughed and cried. How I miss my Guiding Light! this book brought so much insight to the behind the scenes of what goes on in a soap. From day 1 of Kim's first appearance on GL she had me hooked and she did again with her book. I have the last few episodes saved and I treasure them as I will this book. Her no holds bar approach in her fight to keep the show a float as it was drowning a slow death and her love for her family both personal and professional. Thank you Kim!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2011

    More of the Kim Zimmer that we love.

    If you have been a fan of Kim Zimmer like I have for so many years, you will enjoy this book. I have always thought she is a superb actress. She could make me cry so easily. The book tells us a lot about her real life, and the Guiding Light life. I have always thought she was a gutsy broad, and still do. It was fun to go behind the scenes on Guilding Light too. I watched her on Guiding Light from her first day on. I. like so many others, miss "Josh and Reva". There was a magic between them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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