Ryan's Hope: An Oral History of Daytime's Groundbreaking Soap


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$28.00  $26.04
Citadel Press
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6.14 X 9.13 X 1.57 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Tom Lisanti (New York, NY) is an award-winning author of 11 books about film and television. His books include Carol Lynley: Her Film & TV Career in Thrillers, Fantasy & Suspense (BearManor Media, 2020); Talking Sixties Drive-In Movies (BearManor Media, 2017), and Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969 (McFarland and Company, 2005). In 2010, he co-wrote, with Gail Gerber, her memoir Trippin' with Terry Southern: What I Think I Remember (McFarland and Company), which won the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2010 Silver Medal for Best Memoir/ Autobiography. He appeared on Turner Classic Movies co-hosting with Ben Mankiewicz a week of 1960s spring break/beach movies and he is featured in the documentary The Green Girl about actress Susan Oliver and an upcoming documentary about novelist/screenwriter Terry Southern. His bylines have appeared in Cinema of the '70s, Films of the Golden Age, Scary Monsters, and Cinema Retro magazines.


Praise for Ryan's Hope

"Its scope, its attention to detail, and, in the end, the love that shows through on every page is what makes this oral history a must-have for Ryan's Hope fans, all soap fans, television fans, and future writers of books about soaps -- to show how it should be done!" ―SoapHub

"Tom Lisanti's amazing new book on Ryan's Hope is a gift to soap opera fans everywhere. Tom's love for Ryan's Hope is evident in his detailed and thorough research. There hasn't been a soap book put together this well done since Christopher Schemering's groundbreaking The Soap Opera Encyclopedia in 1985." ―Marlena De LaCroix, Soaps for the Thinking Fan