Review: As The World Turns: The Complete Family Scrapbook

As The World Turns: The Complete Family Scrapbook
As The World Turns: The Complete Family Scrapbook by Julie Poll

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Next to Guiding Light, As The World Turns (ATWT) was my favorite soap opera in the 90’s and early 2000’s. I stopped watching ATWT around 2007, as I couldn’t keep up with 4 of them… and focused only on GL.

But ATWT was a great show, and when Julie Poll published this scrapbook, I had to have it! It chronicled so much of the past in the 1950s thru the 1980s when I wasn’t really alive to watch it. I read a lot in magazines and on the internet, but having a whole book dedicated to it was amazing.

If you’re a fan of the show, it’s a great way to stay connected, and even learn new things. If you’re not, but you love family drama and genealogy, it’s also a cool way to study as much as possible. And then maybe you can watch old episodes on Youtube.

It can easily be read all in one setting — lots of great pictures. But you can also read section by section over a few weeks or months, stretching out the fun.

And I would love to try a telenovela after all this!

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  1. I remember ironing with my mother on hot summer days when I was 13. Ellen was a teenager at the time, and I would say,”How can that mother treat her daughter like that?” while my mother would be saying, “How can that girl talk to her mother that way?” It gave us many a “spirited discussion” about mothers and teen daughters. Ha! I watched the show from then until it went off the air, and what a sad/happy ending. Many a good movie star like Meg Ryan and the woman who’s in The Hours, Julia/Julie something got their start on that show. My parents watched Guiding Light because their church friend’s son played Kelly. (I think that was the character’s name). I am watching The Young and the Restless now and have been watching it since Nick and Sharon were about 16 and she was pregnant with Cassie. Oh my, we love our soap operas.

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