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A Buying Guide for Truly Wonderful Days of our Lives Gifts


Days of our Lives fans, we’ve got a short, but sweet list of goodies you’ll love. Support us! Soap Hub may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article.

One Family’s Dream and the Untold History of Days of our Lives

Ken Corday, son of Days of our Lives co-creators Ted and Betty Corday and Executive Producer, weaves an inspiring tale of the Cordays, raising a family while creating NBC’s Days of our Lives. Hunker down in your favorite hammock with this paperback filled with against-all-odd tales of how their own life and everyday obstacles gave birth to one of the most beloved soap operas of our times. Salem comes to life under the Cordays’ gifted vision and writing as the Bradys, Hortons, Carvers, Deveraux’s and DiMera’s struggle for balance in the midst of good vs. evil, honor, faith, love, spiritual awakening, and most of all– family!

The Complete Family Album, A 30th Anniversary Celebration

If you are a die-hard Days of our Lives fan and a stickler for history, The Days of our Lives: The Complete Family Album, A 30th Anniversary Celebration by Lorraine Zenka is a must-have addition to your Days library. The author included a meticulously detailed history of the show laid out year-by-year, cast lists, trivia, commentary from the show’s grand dame, Diedre Hall, more than 200 beautiful photographs, and interviews with the cast. Slip into your favorite easy chair and re-live some of your favorite “Days” with Laura, Mickey, Alice, Marlena, John, Doug, Julie, Bo and Hope. Even some of the show’s newest fans will enjoy this look back to how it all began.

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Cooking with Days of our Lives

Cooking with Days of our Lives by Paulette Cohn, Dotty Griffith and Greg Meng is a unique recipe book with a soap opera twist. The authors have cleverly created a cookbook, sprinkled with the iconic show historical information that will have fans salivating…in more ways than one! A recipe for cake donuts will bring back warm fuzzy memories of Alice Horton in the kitchen. A cheese blintz recalls John Black’s first appearance in Salem in 1985, when he was mistaken for Roman Brady. The recipes range corn of the cob to more ambitious fares such as smoked salmon canapes. Delish dishes that are easy to make, while reminding you of the storylines, characters, and families that shared your living room for decades, now make an appearance in the most delightful way into your kitchen. Bon Appetit!

A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera

Since its debut in 1965, Days of our Lives have followed the on-screen lives, loves, triumphs, and tragedies of the Hortons, Williams, Bradys, Devereaux, and the DiMeras, helping make the show one of the longest-running and beloved soap operas. The book follows the characters and storylines through 1994, when it was published. Wonderful photos, some personal ones from fan favorite, Bill Hayes’ (Doug Williams) private collection, interviews with cast members, writers, producers, and production team. Family trees help track some confusing relationships throughout the early years. This book will entertain and educate any Days fan!

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