• Not Young, Still Restless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeanne Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Cooper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Not Young, Still Restless

By: Jeanne Cooper
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Jeanne Cooper (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Grand Dame of soaps

Jeanne Cooper was one of the best actresses of her time and a wonderful person as well. I truly enjoyed both reading the printed edition and then listening to her story again in her own voice.

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I am a big fan of Young and the Restless. I always enjoyed watching Jeanne Coopers portrayal of Katherine Chancellor. Every time I see that staircase in a scene I'm reminded of her walking up those steps, and saying goodbye. I thoroughly enjoyed Jeanne Coopers story's. I would highly recommend this story to her fans!

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I love Jeanne Cooper!

Great book. It was wonderful to hear it in her voice. And to hear the back story of my beloved Y&R.

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Fascinating

fascinating book. loved her as Ms. Chancellor, love her even more now as Jeanne Cooper.

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Love Jeanne Cooper and her story!

This talented movie and TV actress tells her story in an in a memorable way. Her inspirational view of life will endure with those of us who were enamored with her wit and wisdom

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Thanks for the memories .... Mrs. C.

WoW! What a great book! To hear stories on the different movies Jeanne has done. Actors and actresses she has had the honor of Working with and becoming Close friends with till the end.
For a Y&R fan as myself, who's been watching since 1973 it was amazing to remember all the soap stars who was in, out , came back ,
Killed off & who has passed on. I laughed and I cried, Oh the memories .
What made this audible book worth it to me is the book was read in Jeanne Cooper's voice. I miss Jeanne (Catherine) not being on the Y&R It's just not the same without her...... I knew the day Mrs.C. walked up those stairs, when Jess(Jill). asked if she needed any help. Mrs.C told Jill "No thanks! I have to do it myself". She wasn't just walking up stairs. She was pulling herself up stairs. Her breathing was unsteady. She looked pail to me as well
After that episode I told my husband , "Something is wrong with Mrs.C. I get the feeling that was the last time we are going to see her.
And it was........
Aloud I ever reccammend

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A joy to listen to

So interesting. Loved every minute of it. A fan of hers for ever and truly miss seeing her ever day on the young and the restless

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Beautifully written, full of love and devotion.

This story is so full of memories both past and present. I can only imagine the hardships and joys that were briefly spoken and this reader would have loved to be but just a small segment in the life of Me. Copper. I hope that some of her family members continue her legacy and write more of the IR experiences with her.

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Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir

I do not mean to be disrespectful to the dead but Jeanee's voice was unbearable! A different narrator would have made this book much more enjoyable.