Cruelty, abuse, and a daring getaway: More details released on memoir by The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott
Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020 10:42:54 AM
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Oh, the drama! An official release date for Always Young and Restless, the upcoming memoir by fan-favorite soap opera actress Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, The Young and the Restless), has been announced.

The decade is getting off to a fantastic start. Fans of The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) can now pre-order the actress' memoir, Always Young and Restless. And the book sounds really, really good and the memoir is being released earlier than first reported.

As Soap Central previously reported, Scott has been working on a book about her career and life struggles that spans from her early days as a child actress in Hitchcock's Marnie to her 40-year role as stripper-turned-millionaire Nikki Reed Newman. The book's release date has been listed on Amazon as September 3, 2020. However, a rep for Scott confirms that the official release date will be Tuesday, July 14.

Reads the official description of the book: "Melody Thomas Scott admits she is nothing like her The Young and the Restless role, which has seen it all in her forty-year tenure on America's highest-rated daytime serial. But the high drama, angst, and catastrophes aren't confined to her character's plotlines. In this captivating memoir, Melody reveals behind-the-scenes tales of her own riveting journey to becoming an icon. As Nikki Newman went from impoverished stripper to resourceful, vivacious heroine -- with missteps as gripping as her triumphs -- Melody became a household name, enthralling audiences across the globe. But her road to stardom also had to be one to freedom marked by an escape fit for cinema. In Always Young and Restless, Melody tells of her troubled, untraditional upbringing for the first time."

Readers are set to learn "how Scott suffered at home with her hoarder grandmother, whose cruelty as her manager is shockingly extreme; abuse at the hands of industry men; the intensity of acting in feature films with Alfred Hitchcock and Clint Eastwood; and how she finally took control of her life and career, in a getaway move as daring as any on The Young and the Restless. And of course, Melody divulges forty years' worth of juicy on-and-off-set details of what it's like to be one-half of the show's most successful supercouple, 'Niktor,' plus her personal path to healing, love, and family. In witty, warm prose, meet the shining, persevering heart of an American icon -- and prepare to be moved by a life story fit for a soap opera star."

Scott's memoir is being written with Dana L. Davis, for Mark Weinstein at Division Books, for publication by Stender. Her book follows I'll Be Damned, a 2017 memoir by her longtime Y&R screen partner Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

For more information on Always Young and Restless and to pre-order your copy from Amazon, click here.

UPDATE (April 24, 2020): This article has been updated to reflect a new release date for the memoir. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release date of Melody Thomas Scott’s upcoming memoir has been pushed back to Tuesday, August 18. The actress took to Twitter with the update, sharing, “Spoke to my publisher this morning, @KeithWallman at @DiversionBooks and that date should remain solid. Can’t wait for you all to read! Stay safe!”

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