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Title:
All the days of my life (so far)
Author:
Sweeney, Alison, 1976-
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Pub. Corp., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
viii, 288 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780758206091
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this book, you'll read my story. It's an account of my ten-plus years on daytime's most popular soap, and the story of my life off-screen-the major ups and downs, the craziness of Hollywood, problems with friends, balancing work and play, looking for love, concerns about weight, being pulled in every possible direction (and not always the right ones), and finally learning to love and accept myself for who I am. I'll tell you fun stories about myself and my co-stars...recollections of my most memorable scenes...and everything you've always wanted to know about Sami. I think you'll find a lot in these pages that will remind you of all the days of your life...and perhaps inspire you to follow your own dreams in the days to come.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Sweeney, who won a fan-voted "America's Favorite Villain" Emmy for her 10-year portrayal of Sami on Days of Our Lives, has written up the details of her life for her fans. The 27-year-old begins, dissertation-like, by outlining the contents. Her story is cheerful and bland, covering her beginnings at age four as a commercial actress, her audition for Days, her social life in an L.A. suburbs high school, her bout with dieting in thinness-obsessed Hollywood, her courtship and marriage with her policeman husband (including a long description of finding the perfect wedding dress) and, always, her appreciation for her fans. The book is padded with several chapter-long descriptions of convoluted Days plots (which she advises readers to skip if they've seen the episodes in question), as well as the details of her worm-eating guest appearance on Fear Factor. Although Sweeney emphasizes several times that she is no expert, she doesn't hesitate to give advice about love, dieting, exercise, planning a wedding and how to succeed as an actress. And for young girls, her advice, although certainly not unique, isn't bad: it's more important to be healthy and happy than to look like a model; a few close relationships are better than being popular; don't rush sex; and "You don't need to be perfect to have a successful life. You just need to be yourself." Who could argue with that? 16-page photo insert not seen by PW. Agent, Jane Dystel. (June 1) Forecast: National print and radio interviews and print ads will draw in readers, and the hot-pink jacket (with a photo of Sweeney posing in a skimpy top and jeans) should catch the attention of young daytime television fans. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved