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Soap Opera Confidential: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why We'll Tune in Tomorrow as the World Turns Restlessly by the Guiding Light of Our Live (Paperback)

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By Elizabeth Searle (Editor), Suzanne Strempek Shea (Editor)
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Soap operas have captured loyal, often lifelong viewers since the first American daytime serial debuted in 1949. In this collection of 29 new and five classic essays and recollections, authors and soap opera insiders delve into the passion for television melodrama that compels viewers to "tune in tomorrow." The contributors include iconic soap star Thorsten Kaye, journalist Leigh Montville, authors Elinor Lipman and Ann Hood, and editors of Soaps in Depth magazine. They explore the soap phenomenon from a range of perspectives and consider the appeal of a venerable genre in which, as novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard observes, "everyone's life was more depressing than mine.

About the Author


Elizabeth Searle is the author of five books of fiction. Her show Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has been produced around the country and has drawn national media attention. Elizabeth teaches fiction and script-writing at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA. Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of six novels as well as six nonfiction books. A former newspaper reporter, she is writer in residence at Bay Path University and teaches nonfiction and fiction at Stonecoast MFA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476665283
ISBN-10: 1476665281
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: March 16th, 2017
Pages: 184
Language: English