Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ken Corday the Author


On May 4, Sourcebooks is releasing "The Days of Our Lives:  The True Story of One Family's Dream and the Untold History of Days of Our Lives" written by none other than Ken Corday himself.  Sourcebooks describes this as "an insider memoir" about the Cordays and "the true stories that drive the fictional ones [characters] that they [the fans] love on TV".  This book is available for pre-order on Amazon for those interested.

For those of us who have read and endured Ken Corday's little statements over the years that are faithfully published like gospel by Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly, etc., we are all pretty aware that Ken Corday is talented at spinning fictional tales, more or less telling those annoying fans what they want to hear, before he turns and around does the exact opposite in practice.  I'd love to hear his accounting of how James E. Reilly wrote characters off the show because of his own personal hang-ups with actors.  I'd love to hear a true telling of what really happened with the whole Salem Stalker debacle.  I'd love to hear the choice words Deidre, Drake, Stephen, Mary Beth and Thaao had for him when they were all unceremoniously written off.  I suspect though that with this book, I'd have to settle for egotistical light-weight fictional fluff disguised as the truth.  Ironically, this book is targeted for the same longterm fans that he has been bound and determined to drive away through reinventing the show to spike those demographic ratings.

I still remember Corday's tactful quote that "for the ardent John and Marlena and Patch and Kayla fans, great, you can still see them at their luncheons. That was then, this is now."  I think I'd rather spend my hard-earned money on one of those luncheons than for the opportunity to read more of your fluffy fiction, Mr. Corday.  Thank you very much.

Editorial by FancyFace

5 comments:

  1. I'll second that Diva. Pretty much covers how I feel

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  2. I wonder how much fiction is Corday going to put into the whole writers' strike / Ed Scott debacle? LOL!

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  3. I would rather spend my money on one of those luncheons too than to listed or better still read more of Mr. Corday`s fluffy fiction. One would think that people are on to him by now. But, he still continues with his schpeel.

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  4. This ardent fan is not interested in his book. I would rather go to a luncheon. Just when I thought he showed a little class by including fan favorites in the tribute to Frances, he goes and ruins it for me by piggybacking his book to the taping of the tribute. Coincidence?

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