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Melody Thomas Scott admits she is nothing like her Young and the Restless role, who has seen it all in her 40-year tenure on America's highest-rated daytime serial. But the high drama, angst, and catastrophes aren't confined to her character's plotlines. In this captivating memoir, Melody reveals behind-the-scenes tales of her own riveting journey to stardom. 

As Nikki went from impoverished stripper to resourceful, vivacious heroine, Melody became a household name, enthralling global audiences. Her road to stardom was also her road to personal freedom, marked by an escape fit for cinema. In Always Young and Restless, Melody tells of her troubled, untraditional upbringing for the first time. 

Learn how she suffered at home with her grandmother, a compulsive hoarder, whose cruelty as her guardian is shockingly extreme, and endured abuse at the hands of industry men; what it was like to act in feature films with Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood; and how she took control of her life and career in a daring getaway move. And of course, Melody divulges juicy on- and off-set details of what it's like to be one half of the show's most successful supercouple, "Niktor". In witty, warm prose, meet the shining, persevering heart of an American icon - and prepare to be moved by a life story fit for a soap-opera star.

©2020 Melody Thomas Scott and Dana L. Davis (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • 2020-11-29

She’s the real deal

Melody Thomas Scott seems like a truly lovely person. Her life is fascinating. By fascinating I mean frightening in many aspects, she has been through hell. Amazingly interesting in many aspects, you don’t get to where she is from where she started without some fascinating stories and experiences. She tells it all, and there is definitely good, bad and ugly. You will fall in love with her even more than you already are. She’s a survivor and a happy survivor at that.

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  • Lori Paulsen
  • 2020-11-10

Great book and listen!!

I have been watching Y&R since I was a kid with my mom.. my mom passed in 2013 and I stopped watching for awhile but I have resumed watching and I talk with my mom and I can hear her replies... what a great listen and such an emotional story I am so happy you found your “normal” Mel you deserve it and more ❤️

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  • nancy mitcham
  • 2020-10-28

Great book

Loved it, loved that Melody narrated, I have always been a fan now I am an even greater fan. Melody shared things in her life that were I am sure hard to even speak of. This book is a must read.