Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life

Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life

by Greg Meng, Eddie Campbell


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ISBN-13: 9781402267413
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Greg Meng graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1979 with a degree in music, and went on to UCLA's School of Film & Television where he discovered his passion for television, entertainment and production.

Soon after leaving UCLA, Greg was accepted into the highly sought after NBC Page Program, launching his career in entertainment. After years at NBC, he was introduced to Days of our Lives and the Corday family. A trailblazer and visionary, Meng has now been Executive in Charge of Production at Days of our Lives for over 14 years, and additionally took on the role of Co-Executive Producer in 2011.

Along with his lasting endeavors in production, Greg has recently added best-selling author to his resume having penned the wildly successful Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos.The coffee table book that was met with rave reviews is a collection of 45 years of Days history that provides a behind-the-scenes look into NBC's longest running scripted series. While promoting his first book, Greg was able to get a firsthand look at the great extent to which the Days family of fans look to their favorite cast for inspiration. This experience motivated Greg to author his second and much anticipated book, Days of our Lives: Better Living which features cast secrets to better and more balanced living as well as over 300 pages of behind-the-scenes, exclusive images. The wellness book is set to release September 2013.

Eddie Campbell was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has a bachelor's degree from USC Annenberg School of Communication and USC School of Cinema-Television. His background is in art direction for both TV and film, creative direction, and graphic design.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I've never seen a book like this before; the artwork is beautiful...very Vanity Fair... and it's really interesting to read what the actors have to say and what they feel about things like diet, exercise, style and their personal beliefs and outside interests.  Of course, these people aren't born looking so fabulous; they have to work at it and this book gives you an inside peek into their secrets.  The glamour shots of the women are amazing -- Marlena, Kate, Hope, Maggie are all in there. The pix of the guys are super-hot! Lots of shirtless pix!  Plus, they've got past cast members in there, too. It's taking me a while to get through this book there are so many pages. I highly recommend this for the soap fan in your life. 
SharonChance More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of "Days of Our Lives" since I was a little girl, watching the soap opera faithfully with my grandmother every day. Ask me how Julie and Hope are related, I can tell you; ask me why Lucas Roberts is suddenly a Horton, I know why!; ask me if I remember when the Dimeras came to Salem, yep, I was there the day Stefano first appeared. I adore the show, and try to watch at least a bit of it, if not all of it, every day. What I like about Days of Our Lives is that it is a unique type of show that gives the viewers the feeling of being a part of a community, an almost family-like relationship with the characters who have been through ups and downs for nearly 50 years. So when I learned of a new book, "Days of Our Lives: Better Living," which would feature favorite stars from the show and their tips and advice for a more balanced, healthy lifestyle, I was thrilled, and with good reason. This coffee-table sized, glossy, gorgeous book is filled with beautiful photos, wonderful insights into the stars of the show, and tons of great advice, tips, and recipes from the actors and actresses themselves. From Deidre Hall's recipe for Red Pepper Soup to Kate Mansi's tips for staying in shape to Allison Sweeney and Susan Seaforth Hayes' fashion advice, this book is a true gem from the first page to the last. The book truly gives new insight into the lives of the men and women who populate the good town of Salem in television fiction, and into the lives of the folks who give those characters life. Fans of the soap opera will absolutely love this book but it isn't just for fans. Anyone looking for ways to live a more healthy, balanced, creative life will find the tips and advice featured here to be good ones to cover over into everyday living. (Plus, the book is worth every penny for the centerfold of actor James "E.J. Dimera" Scott alone - swoon, thud! He is one good looking man!)
Rosebrad More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. There are great lifestyle ideas from beauty to fitness to motivation and more. the pictures are awesome and I cannot wait to try some of the recipes. This is for everyones, but especially Days of Our Lives fans!