Corday's poetic The Days of our Lives
is a fascinating inside look into one of the few producers who has rarely, if ever, interfered with the writing of his ultimate inheritance.
With this new book, Corday proves that perhaps he missed his true calling.
(TV Guide Canada
"A really good book...a loving, surprisingly spiritual, sometimes shocking tribute to the Corday family business...revelatory."
A thoughtful, sophisticated memoir. (Fancast
This is an illuminating and powerful must-read for anyone who has ever watched DAYS, or for that matter, anyone who has ever put a family business in front of their own aspirations. (We Love Soaps
Corday's 'The Days of our Lives
' truly offers an eye-opening look into the world behind 'Days' (Newman Times Herald
If you're a fan of the show (or of any soap opera), The Days of Our Lives is a must-read book. Even casual viewers will get a kick out of some of the inside stories. Pop culture fans, too. There's a wealth of real TV history here. Not to mention that Ken Corday's had quite a life. Check it out. (Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
This memoir by the executive producer of the long-running soap opera has some fascinating tidbits. (New York Post
While this book does recount some of the early history of Days and highlights the heroes, heroines, and villains who make the show must-see TV for some many fans, it's not only about the show. Everything is wrapped around the Corday family experience - warts and all. (RT Book Reviews
The book is compelling not only because it gives a unique look at the behind-the-scenes working of a daytime drama producing five one-hour episodes 52 weeks a year but it also gives an intimate window into the Corday family where soap opera has run through its veins for decades. (Jim Halterman
Sure to be popular with fans of the show, this light read might also be enjoyed by readers interested in soap operas and show business biographies. (Library Journal
If you are a fan you will love this book, if you were a fan but stopped watching because of the changes made over the years, you need to read this book.
Corday has a great writing style and the story of his parents, Ted and Betty Corday, and how they created "Days" is a good read. (Herald-Dispatch
I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography by the executive producer of Days of our Lives
. I think for all of us hardcore enough to be involved in this blog, whether you are a regular writer, commenter or reader, it makes sense to get this back story. I definitely learned a lot about the show, the actors and the Corday family. (DaysTalk
Fans of Days of our Lives
will devour this book. However, as somebody that never watched that particular soap opera, I was still fascinated by the story. The family struggles were heartbreaking and I love reading anything about the inner workings of television. (Connect With Your Teens
Ken Corday's memoir will be a fascinating read for fans of the daytime soap, as well as for anyone interested in the early history of television. (Wichita Falls Times Record News/Las Vegas Review Journal's book blog
The mix of family history, show history, and the happenings of the present-day ratings game and budget cuts is perfect. Even as a viewer of more than a decade, I learned quite a bit about Days of our Lives
. I consider this a must read for fans of the genre and those interested in the history of television.
(My Book Views
I found the book to be extremely interesting as it brought to life the many facets involved in producing a show of this nature and magnitude, keeping it alive for many, many years and how despite their own family's misfortunes, the Cordays were able to stay close-knit, loving and caring amongst themselves and the crew and cast of the longtime running show. (Book Pleasures
"The Days of our Lives
" is a must for any fan of the show, or those looking into insight of daytime television. (Midwest Book Review
"The Days of Our Lives" is a very interesting and involving read. Ken Corday does a very good job of detailing his family history and I give him credit for relaying so many personal and, I suspect, very painful, moments of his life. Clearly, he still has great affection for his family, as well as the family business, and his loyalty and hard work have led to the success of the series over the past three decades, thus keeping his parents dream alive and countless long time fans very happy.
Blending inside stories about the show with a personal, philosophical view of his hardworking parents, the reader gets to experience a true classic American success story.
There is a sweetness to Ken's writing. He lovingly muses about both his real and professional family. If you want bitchiness, this book doesn't deliver. However, if what you want is to know the soap opera behind a seminal soap that has survived through the years, this delivers a highly readable, fan-friendly tale.