Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday "It" Book List....Not Young, Still Restless by Jeanne Cooper. Review & Give Away!

Reviewed by Mom contributor, Colleen, got into the fun with my week of Holiday "It" Books!  She recently reviewed Not  Young, Still Restless by Jeanne Cooper.  Here is the scoop....
 
 
About the book:




The long-awaited memoir from one of daytime television's most celebrated and beloved actresses.

Three or four days a week, Jeanne Cooper drives from her Hollywood Hills home to the job she's held for more than three decades: bringing life to the character of Katherine Chancellor, the outspoken, powerful, and insanely wealthy force of nature who, along with Jeanne herself, has become a legend in the world of daytime television and its number-one show, The Young and the Restless.

Now, for the first time, her fans will get to know the woman behind the iconic character. With her signature fearlessness, honesty, and humor, Jeanne chronicles her long tenure in Hollywood and describes her life before, during, and away from the CBS soundstage.

Not Young, Still Restless follows Jeanne as she makes her way from small-town Taft, California, to the heart of the Los Angeles movie industry, where the list of her feature-film costars reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood's Golden Age—Maureen O'Hara, Raymond Burr, David Janssen, Robert Taylor, Tony Curtis, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, and Lee J. Cobb, to name just a few. Jeanne writes vividly of her first foray into the new phenomenon of television and how she found her home at The Young and the Restless.

Jeanne's story charts the ups and downs of a long and rich life, including the breakup of a marriage that produced the three great loves of her life—her daughter, Caren, and her sons Collin and the actor Corbin Bernsen—before it ended, leaving her a single working mother. She also speaks honestly and openly about her battles to overcome alcoholism, defeat breast cancer, and age gracefully in Hollywood, a process that made her the first reality-television star when her character's (and her own) face-lift was filmed live on The Young and the Restless.

In Not Young, Still Restless, the Emmy Award–winning actress inspires readers with her ability not only to survive but thrive as an octogenarian in today's Hollywood.

Jeanne's story charts the ups and downs of a long and rich life, including the breakup of a marriage that produced the three great loves of her life—her daughter, Caren, and her sons Collin and the actor Corbin Bernsen—before it ended, leaving her a single working mother. She also speaks honestly and openly about her battles to overcome alcoholism, defeat breast cancer, and age gracefully in Hollywood, a process that made her the first reality-television star when her character's (and her own) face-lift was filmed live on The Young and the Restless.

In Not Young, Still Restless, the Emmy Award–winning actress inspires readers with her ability not only to survive but thrive as an octogenarian in today's Hollywood.

Jeanne's story charts the ups and downs of a long and rich life, including the breakup of a marriage that produced the three great loves of her life—her daughter, Caren, and her sons Collin and the actor Corbin Bernsen—before it ended, leaving her a single working mother. She also speaks honestly and openly about her battles to overcome alcoholism, defeat breast cancer, and age gracefully in Hollywood, a process that made her the first reality-television star when her character's (and her own) face-lift was filmed live on The Young and the Restless.
In Not Young, Still Restless, the Emmy Award–winning actress inspires readers with her ability not only to survive but thrive as an octogenarian in today's Hollywood.


Here is what Colleen had to say....
I was never a soap opera fan so I knew little of Jeanne Cooper going into the book. The book was fascinating. Jeanne Cooper's life is one of many challenges and she documents them all openly and honestly for the reader. I was drawn into her life through the book. If you want an honest, raw look into the life of the famous Jeanne Cooper, pick this book up today.
 
I can think of a lot of people on my own shopping list who would LOVE to read this one!  Pick your copy up today....


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18 comments:

Carl Scott said...

Jeanne Cooper is a legend. Both my wife and I would enjoy the many stories she must have. So, I'd give it to her, but I'd read it too. Thanks very much.

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

My mom, she would love to read this and then I'd borrow it. :) ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

8ntiaqt said...

I would love to give this to my aunt!!

Se82340 said...

I would give this to my mother! - Amy Brown, fuhrman _ amy@ yahoo . com

Renee G said...

I would give this to my sister
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Jenny M said...

I'd give it to my mom because we've watched this soap together for more than 20 years!

Tammy said...

I would keep this for myself

Karrin Mills said...

I would give this book to my mother-in-law

JohnZ said...

Sister in law

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

My mom

miss emily said...

I would love to give this book to my Aunt.

Anonymous said...

I would give this to my sister who has watched this show since it started and who would love to own this book wilcarvic
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carole said...

to my daughter who is a young and restless fanatic

Diane Rose said...

I would gift this book to my friend Jackie who loves her soap operas every day.

stephanie caplan said...

My Gradmother is a die hard soap fan, would love to give this to her!

Amy Honious said...

i would not so much gift it as share it. i have a group of about 5 friends and neighbors who faithfully watch y&r everyday and fully enjoy our lengthy discussions about it. i know i want to read it and all of my soap junkie buddies would love to read it also! thank you so much for a great giveaway!

kaye lake said...

I would give it to my mom, I think she would enjoy reading t!!!

Unknown said...

my mom!