Days of our Lives Launches Latest Book Days of our Lives: Better Living with Multi-City Tour

Sep 10, 2013, 14:24 ET from Days of our Lives

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 EMMY Award winning, daytime drama, 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. The book that Doctor Oz calls, "... not only helpful, but entertaining..." is filled with cast secrets on how they achieve balance while inspiring readers to do the same.



The book's September 24th release is being kicked off with a multi-city tour including some of daytime's most beloved faces. Cities slated for the tour include: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Nashville, Raleigh, Greenville, Birmingham, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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Cast participating in the nationwide tour include: Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, James Scott, Galen Gering, Lauren Koslow, Greg Vaughan, Camila Banus, Freddie Smith, Melissa Reeves, Wally Kurth, Kate Mansi, Drake Hogestyn, Suzanne Rogers, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds, Blake Berris, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth-Hayes, Peggy McCay, Shawn Christian, Arianne Zucker, Eric Martsolf, Chrishell Stause, as well as Author/Executive Producer, Greg Meng.

Written by Meng, Sr. Vice President of Corday Productions, Inc. and Co-Executive Producer of Days of our Lives, this is an exclusive look at how the "Days" cast members keep 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 in many of the questions to the cast. Questions like, "How do you stay so YOUNGyou NEVER seem to AGE?", and "How do you keep yourself in such great shape?", kept coming up from city to city.  It was clear that fans weren't just interested in the characters they've come to know and love, but they wanted to also know how our cast live. How do they stay keep grounded? How do they stay in shape? How do they eat? How do they live? The real "secret" is, there IS no secret. All the recipes, mental and physical work-outs and routines that the "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. "BETTER LIVING" has a lot of take-a-way, not just for fans of the show but also for anyone who wants to live healthier, better life. The book shares real, tangible insight on how to reach that balance.

With over 300 pages of behind-the-scenes, original, and exclusive never-before seen images of the cast, "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 their own lives. Cast featured in the book include: Alison Sweeney, Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Lisa Rinna, James Scott, Nadia Bjorlin, Galen Gering and many more!

Everyone who strives to balance career, family and all that today's world throws at us, can look forward to discovering quick fashion, hair, and makeup tips and tricks, including Camila Banus' beauty basics and Christie Clark'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 delicious Chicken with Dried Cherries. The "Days" cast shares how they each find inspiration through their own, very relatable routines of meditation, religion, volunteering, and the arts, and their solutions to meeting the continuous challenge of balancing a demanding work schedule and family time.

"We look forward to sharing our cast's secrets on how they maintain balance their lives." –Greg Meng

Press Tour & Book Signings:

New York City—9/23/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble on 5th Ave at 12pm
New Jersey—9/23/2013 Book signing at Books and Greetings (Northvale) at 6 pm
Raleigh, NC—9/23/2013 Book signing at The Regulator (Durham) at 7 pm
St. Louis—9/23/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble Des Peres at 6pm
Boston—9/25/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble Framingham at 7pm
Greenville, SC—9/25/2013 Book signing at Books a Million at 7pm
Minneapolis—9/25/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at Mall of America at 6pm
Nashville—9/27/2013 Book signing at Books a Million at 12pm
Birmingham—9/27/2013 Book signing at Books a Million at 6pm
Chicago—9/27/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at Westfield Old Orchard (Skokie) at 7pm
Chicago—9/28/2013 Book signing at Anderson's Bookshop at Naperville at 2pm
Los Angeles—9/27/2013 Book signing at Barnes and Noble Burbank 7 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

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About the Author:

Greg Meng graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in music. 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, Greg has 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.

About Days of our Lives:

"Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in over 25 countries internationally. The show has garnered 36 Emmy Awards, including most recently 2013's Outstanding Daytime Drama, and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People's Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 19 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 14 countries and also maintains offices in 33 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, and PlayStation.

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