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When Susan Lucci and All My Children were introduced to the world in 1971, American television changed forever. Susan's character, the beautiful, spirited, and mercurial Erica Kane, was an original. But while millions have enjoyed getting to know Erica's many sides, the woman who plays her has remained a mystery.

In her long-awaited memoir, this very private entertainment icon pulls back the curtain to reveal her own story. Warm, candid, and inviting, All My Life chronicles Susan's journey from her childhood to playing Erica Kane and from finding true love to living that "Cinderella moment" when she finally won her Emmy.

As charming, down-to-earth, and compelling as the woman whose story it tells, All My Life reminds us of the power of dreams and how we can all find the courage and tenacity to make them come true.

©2011 Susan Lucci (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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Beyond Erica.....4 STARS better than expected~

PLOT: BIO of Susan aka Erica Kane.....


This starts with Susan Lucci talking about her life and family. She was raised like any other girl. But aspires to act early on. A popular cheerleader and high school acting classes fuel her drive. We learn of a serious accident and how fortune she was find a plastic surgeon resident stich up that lovely face and head. A failed engagement has her fascinated by Helmut Huber a man who will be her future husband. Helmut is a business man and master chef. Lucci is fortunate to TEST for a 15 year old girl who was "supposed to be on air every other Tuesday" Erica Kane a girl who ONLY thinks of boys dating and fashion. This luck of the draw has her in one of the BEST and most popular characters in daytime. An adult 22 year old Lucci is soon acting on the daytime soap opera All My Children. As the shows fan base increase so does Lucci's popularity. At 27 she is "crowned" Queen of the Soaps. Bless with daughter Liza and son Andreas she makes her family her priority. She is also fortune to be able to fulfil her acting destiny. This book is very good. Lucci has a great voice and this moves along very well. She is articulate and funny. We see the solid loving marriage and home she has made. I give this one 4 STARS for interesting and entertaining bio of the lovely Susan Lucci and her life. This bio also gives the close up story of her Emmy Nominations til finally a big win... 18 when she "finally took home her Emmy".....one of the most funny things that happened was she had happen was while filming All My Children as Erica who was supposed to clean out her SAFE for a quick get away.....and the CREW......put 20 Engagement Rings in there as a joke. LOL.....

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Great book! I recommend...

Susan did a great job writing this book... She put words together in a way that we can be very close to her story and to her... She is adorable and a great professional and the book came to confirm it! Thank you

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If you love All My Children

If you could sum up All My Life in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating, interesting, captivating

What was one of the most memorable moments of All My Life?

Her breakthrough into TV.

What about Susan Lucci’s performance did you like?

Listening to her tell her life story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her marriage - not Erica Kane at all!!!

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed it from first word to last!

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  • Trish
  • Virginia
  • 09-06-12

Very Entertaining!

Susan Lucci's memoir is a very enjoyable listen!

I must admit--I am a fan from way back in the beginning years of All My Children, so I certainly knew bits and pieces of her story. But what a well-written and beautifully read book--I was truly surprised! She seems to be a lovely lady with a beautiful family, and I will always remember this memoir fondly and wish her well.

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  • william
  • Spanish Fort, AL, United States
  • 04-17-11

Susan Lucci- the woman that never had a bad day

I am truly disappointed in Susan Lucci and this poor excuse of an autobiography. Susan Lucci is the narrator of course- but the narration has a gushy, over-emotive tone that is really annoying. If you believe this book, she has never had a bad experience in her life- why, I bet she doesn't even go to the bathroom like us regular folks. Clearly a whitewash story and more like a fairy tale than an autobiography. Shame on you, Susan. The people that are your fans are going to be sorely disappointed.

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Cinderella??

I have been an AMC fan since the show started when I was 15, and have always admired Erica Cain. I couldn't wait to hear about Susan's life, but have been disappointed in the book. I don't think I can hear one more gushy story of how wonderful her life has been. Perfect husband, perfect children, perfect parents, perfect career. Makes me want to be sick...

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  • eesti
  • Haymarket, VA, United States
  • 06-14-11

Soapy soap opera of Susan Lucci

Worst memoir ever, very disappointing… I like All My Children and have watched it for years, and I was expecting to hear about some insights of the show: stories behind the scenes, some history of it, because Susan Lucci is a veteran of the show. I wasn’t looking for gossips or dirty laundry, but I was not expecting it to be that boring, cheesy, soapy, and non confrontational. Everyone is great, except maybe “poor” Carrie Ann Inaba . SL is not only a bad actress, and a bad dancer, but she is a bad writer as well – this is my impression after finishing the listening of this book. Plus, I was very annoyed by how SL is jumping constantly from 70ties and 80ties to now times and back; whole book like this, constant flashbacks, no chronological order in it at all, no rules, no logic, very difficult to keep track of events, and very uninteresting events. It is like family members after long time apart during family reunion would talk about everything and anything at same time. So weird, I am wondering if she used any editorial help during writing of this book, so unprofessional it seems. On top of it, she managed to advertise Youthful Essence microdermabrasion and Malibu pilates chair she is a spoke person for .. Gosh, give me a break!

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