I'll Be Damned

I'll Be Damned

How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama

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In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past thirty-five years.

For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television's number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they've come to know and love the suave Victor Newman, few truly know the man behind the character, the supremely talented Eric Braeden. I'll Be Damned is his story--a startling and uplifting true tale of war, deprivation, determination, fame, and social commitment that spans from Nazi Germany to modern Hollywood.

Braeden's journey from a hospital basement in Kiel to the soundstages of Los Angeles has taught him more about joy, heartbreak, fear, dignity, loss, love, loneliness, exhilaration, courage, persecution, and profound responsibility to the global community than he could have hoped to learn in several lifetimes. Growing up in the years after Germany's defeat, Braeden knew very little about the atrocities of his parents' generation, until he arrived in America as a teenager--a discovery that horrified and transformed him. Trying to redress the wrongs of his homeland, he has dedicated his life to humanitarian work--even forming the German American Culture Society--working for decades to show the world that what we share as humans is far more important than what separates us from one another.

Told with openness, candor, humor, heart, and occasional raw vulnerability, I'll Be Damned reveals a man committed to making the world a better, more loving place. Filled with sixteen pages of photos from his decorated life and career, I'll Be Damned will be a treasured keepsake for Y&R fans, and is an inspiring testament to the goodness within us all.

Publisher: 2017.
ISBN: 9780062476142
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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An interesting read from the star of "The Young & the Restless," which is turning into a musical so slowly that no one notices. You should see him in the excellent science fiction movie, "Colossus: the Forbin Project," which is hard to find. His character, as Dr. Forbin, builds a tamper-proof intelligent defense computer, which gets together with its Soviet counterpart and takes over the world. Dr. Forbin tries to defeat it. Let's just say...there's a sting in the ending.

Aug 17, 2018

An interesting read for the Y&R fan in your house. I really enjoyed reading about his German roots and just his story in general.

May 28, 2017

Easy read. Entertaining bio on an interesting guy.

May 19, 2017

he held nothing back in this book...what a life story he has...

May 08, 2017

He murdered those apes.

Apr 29, 2017

Interesting book, the author has sought to do good in the world and has a platform thanks to role in the Y & the R which I have watched since day one.

Mar 02, 2017

One of the most interesting books I have read in a long time! I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Mr. Braeden has most certainly led an interesting life, full of hardship and fortunately, equal amounts of joy and success. I loved reading about the celebrities that came and went throughout his career, his admiration for fellow actors/actresses and his love for his family, Germany and America. I look forward to hopefully watching him for many, many years to come on Y&R.


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Feb 23, 2017

I enjoyed reading Eric Braeden's book, "I'll be Damned". It's a must read for all "Victor Newman" fans. I enjoyed Eric's story of how he came to America and his journey to stardom!
I loved his funny stories of his youth, great insight on his travels and of course his many stories of the movies he starred in. A must read for all Y&R fans!

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