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Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera Library Binding – November 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0786401123 ISBN-10: 0786401125

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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 286 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company (November 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786401125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786401123
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,668,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

"Like sands through the hourglass...." If you are a Days of Our Lives fan, you know the drill. This is the second book (after Lorraine Zenka's work of the same title, LJ 11/15/95) published this year in honor of the soap's 30th anniversary. Russell's book is well researched (the author is an archivist at UCLA) and provides a complete narrative covering story plots from the beginning of the series, an extensive bibliography, unique information on the actors and their fans, and, most interesting of all, background on the early days of the soaps. This section, titled "Beginnings," gives some insight into how particular soap opera writers and creators of TV shows work to produce entertainments that air five days a week. A good addition where similar titles have been popular.?Judy Hauser, Oakland Schs. Lib. Svcs., Waterford, Mich.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

"dishy and entertaining" -- TV Guide

"enjoyable and accurate" -- Soap Opera Weekly

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Customer Reviews

Reading all the behind the scenes information ws very interesting.
Mary C. Hankins
This is a great book for "Days newbies" who want to dive into the family past and tree of the most loved and hated characters within the soap opera.
amymarie
This book should be well worth your money when you begin reading it.
hope363@hotmail.com

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By hope363@hotmail.com on February 19, 1999
Format: Library Binding
I liked how this book was divided into about 6 chapters. The book explanins about how the show was first started, how the fans have always supported it, and the whole storyline. I have only been watching Days for about 2 years, so when I read the storyline, it was really confusing, but I am trying to follow it. It doesn't have any color pictures, and the pictures it does have are mostly of the older families on Days. This book does, however, give you a good background, and it doesn't really leave anything out dealing with information. It also has family trees in the back so you can be sure about the Days generations. You can learn some real trivia from this book. If you want history, and trivia, get this book. It will soon become one of your most treasured posesions.
This book should be well worth your money when you begin reading it.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Susan on July 17, 2010
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Thought this would be an updated version of the book, but it is simply a reprint of the 1995 edition with a different cover that was designed this year. VERY disappointed.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Nancy K. Minard on January 9, 2007
Format: Library Binding
This book is a must have for all you newer Days fans who want to know what happened up to 1995. Also it has family trees and history of the making of the show. It helps explain Patch"s history in the story line and so much more on dozens of other people. Makes you feel like an expert on the whole show.It starts at the very beginning and had to end at 1995, but maybe some one will write part 2 for the years 1996 to 2007, I hope.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By egell on August 23, 2011
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On the posted listing a date of 2010 was given inferring that this book is recent and up to date,when in actuality it was published in 1995 and only gives history until 1995.This is somewhat misleading, though the book is very good.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By amymarie on April 30, 2012
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This is a great book for anyone who wants to get caught up on all the action, drama and of course scandals that the Days of Our Lives Soap Opera has never failed to deliver. This is a great book for "Days newbies" who want to dive into the family past and tree of the most loved and hated characters within the soap opera. There are pictures, and great details throughout the book, that start from when the show first aired in the 60's all the way to '95. Grab this book, a bag a popcorn and enjoy the past secrets, plot lines and countless affairs from the palm of your hand!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Jennings on February 27, 2013
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This book gave a lot of the early history of Days of Our Lives, but nothing from about 1995 forward.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dizney Man on July 12, 2012
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The book seemed very pedestrian & boring. I appreciated the author's research. But too much detail about how a set is constructed and locales created can get mundane and drag the book down. I would have liked more insight into the casting, contracts, and story arcs as well. For me, people & characters are always more interesting than things.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lois W. Roark on March 13, 2011
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This was good for Days fans but not nearly as inclusive as I thought it was going to be. A little disappointing for the price I paid for it.
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