Always Young and Restless: My Life on and Off America's #1 Daytime Drama

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About the Author

Melody Thomas Scott is best known for her Emmy-nominated work in the iconic role of Nikki Reed Newman, a character she's played for forty years and counting on America's number one-daytime television drama The Young and the Restless. She's also appeared in feature films with the likes of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne, and worked with esteemed directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma. Melody is known for her charitable efforts with ATAS TV Cares and Save the Earth Foundation. She lives with her husband, Edward Scott, and beloved rescue Terrier, Reilly, in Beverly Hills, California.

Dana L. Davis is an author, actress, and voice-over artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has starred in Heroes, Coach Carter, Franklin & Bash, Veronica Mars, and countless other film and TV productions. A few of her animation credits include Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Craig of the Creek, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Dana is a classically trained violist and the founder of the LA-based nonprofit Culture for Kids, LA, which provides inner-city children with free tickets and transportation to attend performing arts shows around LA County.

Camille Paglia is the author of six books, including her groundbreaking analysis of sexual ambiguity in art and literature, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson. Paglia is Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, where she lives.


"Melody Thomas Scott's life story is both engaging and illuminating. My parents and I have been watching Y&R since Melody was playing a teenager! And after reading her life story I can honestly say that the story of the fictional character of Nikki Newman, whom she plays, pales in comparison to the real life story of the actress portraying her."--Fran Drescher, Actor, Author, Producer

"Melody Thomas Scott is a force to be reckoned with. In overcoming her difficult childhood; acting alongside some of cinema's greatest giants; and achieving dynastic status as one-half of daytime's biggest supercouple . . . From these pages, an icon emerges."--Kristin Chenoweth, Tony and Emmy Award-Winning Actress

"Always Young and Restless is a page turner. You get to know the woman, Melody Thomas Scott, and everything SHE went through on the road to success--turning tragedy into triumph and giving insight into the ACTOR who grew a character, Nikki Reed, to Nikki Newman . . . and back! Brava!"--Sheryl Underwood, Host of The Talk

"Melody Thomas Scott's life has had more twists and turns than Nikki Newman has hairdos--and, man, does this daytime uber-star deliver the goods in her long-awaited memoir! Always Young and Restless is a marvelous valentine to the wild world of soaps, but also a jolting and daring expose of her nightmarish years as a child actress in Hollywood. Parental abandonment, sexual abuse, mental illness--this lady endured it all, yet somehow survived wholly and triumphantly. Experience her story! You will be so damn glad you did." --Michael Logan, Veteran TV Guide Journalist

"This book sings with unparalleled heart, personality, and perseverance. Melody's generosity of detail and vivacious turns of phrase are a true delight. As a huge fan of Melody's portrayal of the character Nikki--and given my love for The Young and the Restless, and our shared connection with its theme, 'Nadia's Song'--I found Always Young and Restless a must-read."--Nadia Comăneci, Five-Time Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast

"[Scott] reveals many stories that are fun reading while also very telling about the number 1 daytime drama, [The Young and the Restless]. Always Young And Restless is for anyone who would like to know more about the show, the characters and Melody Thomas Scott herself."--Midwest Book Review