Alison Sweeney’s All The Days Of My Life (so Far) spotlights her first decade on the show Days of Our Lives—since then, she has been on the show for another decade.
As a fan of the show and Alison’s character Sami Brady, I was riveted to the pages, learning what it was like for her to inhabit this character, who apparently is quite different from Alison herself. While Sami is a troublemaker that doesn’t mind breaking the rules to get what she wants, Alison seems to be a well-balanced person with strong values and a positive attitude about life and how to accomplish what she wants.
She acknowledges her good fortune in earning the role at age sixteen and continuing in it; she also credits the other actors on the show for helping her out along the way, as well as the loving family where she grew up with values that would sustain her.
I also enjoyed how she talked about achieving a healthy lifestyle, which, to her, worked out much better than endless trendy diets that only work for awhile. She has demonstrated her ability to create a life that is healthy and happy, and when she describes what works for her, she does so in a very mature way, pointing out that not everyone can follow the same path. Finding one’s own journey is the best way to go.
Learning more about the behind-the-scenes moments at the show, as well as some of the storylines that made her character memorable, was a definite benefit to reading this book. Admittedly, I am a soap opera addict…and have watched DOOL (on and off) since 1966. VCRs and DVRs have made regular viewing possible.
Since writing this book, Sweeney has gone on to achieve success on other shows (The Biggest Loser) and has written additional books. For me, this book earned five stars. I hope to be watching Sweeney achieve her dreams for many years to come.