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Always Young and Restless

By: Melody Thomas Scott,Dana L. Davis
Narrated by: Elizabeth Scott,Melody Thomas Scott
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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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  • 12-04-20

Yawn

Boring !!! Not worth anyone’s time! No detail she really has NO story to tell! Another Hollywood system kid on a soap everyday since she was 20 years old! Boring

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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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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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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
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A must read into the real life of Melody

Loved that Melody read her own book. Felt more personal and cozy. I have great admiration for her. Her episode with Kim Russo on " The Haunting of Melody Scott Thomas" intrigued me into wanting to read her biography. Greatly enjoyed the whole book. Felt like I made a new friend.

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Not a Fan of the First Part

As a many-year past listener of Y&R (I stopped watching when the younger generation took over!), I did enjoy the Young and the Restless segments of the book. But I found the first part to contain entirely too much self-serving name-dropping by someone who was little more than a bit player in most of her roles. I almost stopped listening for that reason.

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Great autobiography on MelodvThomas Scott

I purchased Audible to listen to this book while I was working. Nice easy listening. Nothing I had to stop working to try to figure out. Just a nice relaxing story being read to me by Melody. Found out lots of new info about her, Nikki, and a few of the other stars of Y&R, plus alot of info of her as a teenager. my favorite part was how she went looking for a puppy, and the puppy picked HER out, much like mine did. Dogs sure can tell who is a good person and both of our dogs sure have good taste. Hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did.

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Awesome book

Great listening. I love when the author also does the narrating.

I love he on Young and the Restless and have watched for years.

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Raw & Honest Worth It!!!

I have watched Y&R since the beginning. I expected the book to be interesting but I didn’t expect to finish it in one day. Truth is, this is a great book regardless of Melody’s connection to the show. What a great Netflix series this would be. Thank you, for this great book. I like Nikki now more than ever!

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This was a great story. The only thing needed now is a biopic to follow. I lowkey need visuals cause my mind was not doing it justice. Although it was great details so I could definitely form an image. I felt like I learned so much and I appreciate the honesty. At times I was like this is bold and then it was like I’m like wowwww that’s unbelievable. Her confidence is something I have in common with her. I want to meet her even more and be a friend fan. In the end this got me through long hours at work and I fell even more in love with Nikki and Mel. I definitely feel her on the spiritual connections. I’m sending hopes and wishes for her dream to be a New York Times best seller. Also I loved Dana at the end it just affirms all the admiration I was feeling. Blessings love Grace.

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  • 05-28-22

Loved it

This was my first audiobook. Listening to it with Melody Thomas Scott was lovely. She has been through a lot. My late mother always watched Y&R. So I grew up with Nikki and Victor. I recommend this to anyone who is a Y&R fan. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Melody Thomas Scott. I thought of my mum the whole time I was listening and thinking she would have loved me telling her all about you. xx