Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: A Novel (Paperback)

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Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: A Novel (Paperback)

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Calysta Jeffries is the hottest black actress in daytime and the diva of the soap opera world, known for her role as Ruby Stargazer on television’s most popular soap opera, "The Rich and the Ruthless." 

After fifteen years, three returns from the dead, two failed pregnancies, one alien abduction, and overcoming retrograde amnesia, Calysta still hasn’t managed to snag the biggest award in daytime drama: the Sudsy. Now is supposed to be her moment. But Calysta’s onscreen/offscreen rival Emmy Abernathy wins the award for the fourth time. The drama begins when journalist Mitch Morelli asks Calysta for a quote after the award show and her true feelings for her costar slip out.

Ripped from the headlines of Soap Opera Digest and straight off of the television screen, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva will give readers plenty to talk about as they try to guess where the real world ends and Rowell’s imagination begins.
Victoria Rowell, best known as Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless, is the author of Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Women Who Raised Me, received The African American Literary Award and two NAACP Image Award nominations. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781439164426
ISBN-10: 1439164428
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: May 4th, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English
“An impressive leap into fiction with her instantly likable heroine Calysta Jeffries.”
— Essence.com

“A true must-read for anyone who has ever devoted any of their time to watching "the stories."
— SoapCentral.com

"Juicy, gossipy, and entirely fit for the beach."
— Library Journal