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Coming to New York City, September 23, 2013, 12 pm, Barnes and Noble, 555 5th Ave:

Days of our Lives Shows America how to “Live Better” with New Lifestyle Book

Days of our Lives: Better Living

Cast members Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, James Scott, Galen Gering will be present!  

BURBANK, Calif. -- (September 23, 2013) After over 47 years on the television sets and in the hearts of America, Days of our Lives is thrilled to announce the release of its latest book, Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier Balanced Life. Written by Greg Meng, Sr. Vice President of Corday Productions, Inc. and Co-Executive Producer of Days of our Lives, Better Living gives fans an exclusive look at how cast members stay healthy, happy and vibrant! Better Living invites readers to join their favorite stars as they share all their secrets to maintaining a well-balanced and fulfilling life.

While touring with best-selling Days of our Lives 45 Years: a Celebration in Photos, Meng noticed a common theme among many of the questions asked of cast members. From, “You never seem to age—how do you stay so young?” to “How do you keep yourself in such great shape with such a busy schedule?” it seemed quite clear that fans were not only interested in the characters they know and love, but were also eager to learn about how cast lived outside the studio. How do they keep grounded? How do they stay fit? How do they eat? How do they live?  One thing the entire cast had in common was their journey to find balance in their lives. This book shares their secrets on how to reach that balance.

All of the recipes, mental and physical workouts, and routines that Days stars do to maintain a well-balanced and fulfilling lifestyle are things that everyday viewers will be able to relate to, adopt, and include in their own lives.

With over 300 pages of behind-the-scenes, original, and exclusive never-before-seen images of the cast, Days of our Lives Better Living reveals the many secrets to how Days actors sustain a healthy mind and body. The book features five essential lifestyle categories including: nutrition, exercise, style, inspiration, and balance.

Each category features select cast members and their unique approach to achieving health and balance in accordance with their own lifestyle. Cast featured in Better Living includes: Alison Sweeney, James Scott, Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Lisa Rinna, Nadia Bjorlin, Galen Gering and many more! Fans can look forward to discovering fashion, hair, and makeup tips and tricks, including Camila Banus' beauty basics and Kristian Alfonso's wardrobe staples. Cast members divulge their secrets to staying physically fit, and share personal recipes they enjoy making at home, such as Lisa Rinna's gluten-free Brazilian Bombshell Smoothie and Alison Sweeney's Chicken with Dried Cherries. The Days of our Lives cast share how they each find inspiration through religion, meditation, volunteering, and the arts, and their solutions to meeting the continuous challenge of balancing a demanding work schedule and family time. The book's scheduled release date is September 24th and will be available in bookstores everywhere and online.

We look forward to sharing with fans our cast’s secrets on how they achieve balance in their lives. –Greg Meng

New York City—9/23/2013; Book signing at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue at 12 pm

About the book:

Days of our Lives: Better Living Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life

Available: September, 24, 2013; $34.99 U.S.; Television/Health; Hardcover; ISBN: 9781402267413

Links to Purchase:

About the Author:

Greg Meng graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1979 with a degree in music, and went on to UCLA’s School of Film & Television where he discovered his passion for television, entertainment, and production. Soon after leaving UCLA, Greg was accepted into the highly sought-after NBC Page Program, launching his career in entertainment. After years at NBC, he was introduced to Days of our Lives and the Corday family. A trailblazer and visionary, Meng has now been Executive in Charge of Production at Days of our Lives for over 14 years, and additionally took on the role of Co-Executive Producer in 2011.

Along with his lasting endeavors in production, Greg has recently added bestselling author to his resume, having penned the wildly successful Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos. The coffee-table book that was met with rave reviews is a collection of 45 years of Days history and provides a behind-the-scenes look into NBC’s longest-running scripted series. While promoting his first book, Greg was able to get a firsthand look at the great extent to which the Days family of fans looks to their favorite cast for inspiration. This experience motivated Greg to author his second and much anticipated book, Days of our Lives Better Living.

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