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