You think your life is nuts?
Since I was sixteen, I’ve spent time on Death Row, tried to sell my baby sister on the black market, been stranded at the altar (repeatedly), lied about my son’s paternity, and fought viciously with just about everybody in town. Well, okay, it wasn’t really me—it was my character, Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives. But like Sami, I’ve had my share of struggles. I’ve been told I was fat, watched fellow actresses starve themselves, been cruelly rejected, and wondered if I would ever date. (Hey, the first time I kissed a boy was in front of a TV camera!) There was even a time when I hated myself.
This is my story. It’s an account of my years on daytime’s most popular soap, and of my life off-screen—the major ups and downs, the craziness of Hollywood, balancing work and play, looking for love, concerns about weight, peer pressure, and finally learning to accept myself for who I am. I’ll tell you fun stories about myself and my co-stars…recollections of my most memorable scenes…and everything you’ve always wanted to know about Sami. I think you’ll find a lot in these pages that will remind you of all the days of your life…and perhaps inspire you to follow your own dreams in the days to come.