August 5, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Aug 5, 2008
I just started reading Eileen Davidson's book (it's an advance proof, I'll let you know when it's for sale) and soap fans will love it. That's partly because it's a murder mystery that moves quickly and is funny, but also because it's set in the world of soaps. Early in the book, the main character, Alexis, a forty-something actress on THE YEARNING TIDE, complains about a rumor that went around years ago that she was really a man. Of course, Y&R fans know that same ridiculous rumor circulated about Davidson way back when. There's also an affair with a co-star, a vindictive head writer and a hair and makeup department that knows everything first. "The way drunks confide in their bartenders?" writes Davidson. "Multiply that by ten for actresses and their hairdressers." Fabulous!