I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama

I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama Review

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.

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  • Julie

    200 I'll Be Damned, by Eric Braeden is a 2017 Dey Street publication. Here is an excerpt of my review posted on Night Owl Reviews:The book also includes some very nice glossy photographs of Victor and...

  • Bunny

    No matter what your job, title, or social status, I will regard you with respect, until and unless you fail to do the same for me, at which point, no matter what your job, title, or social status, we'...

  • Dna

    I love Victor Newman, as I grew up watching him with my grandmother and mother -- but I didn't really *need* to read this book. It's nothing special. Sorry. ...

  • Tracy T

    Eric Braeden, Victor Newman...both arrogant and rambling....

  • Wynn

    Eric Braeden describes Victor Newman’s two most prominent qualities: charm, and a megalomaniacal need for control. Those two qualities also describe Braeden throughout this book. Mostly the need for...

  • Erin Nudi

    I've read quite a few celebrity memoirs, and this is one of the best. Many times celebrity memoirs are very one dimensional and I can read them in what seems like just a few hours - this is a very rob...

  • Richard Buro

    The short version first . . .There is one guilty pleasure I have adopted during my time away from the true calling in my life, teaching kids, and that is the 11:00 a.m. (U.S. Central Time Zone) airing...

  • Diane Wallace

    Braeden has had such an amazing life. I couldn't believe all the jobs he has done from being a ranch hand to rafting the "river of no return"! My sons have participated in track throwing events and so...

  • Marla

    I used to watch the Young and The Restless in the 1980's and 1990's and always liked Victor Newman even though he wasn't that nice of a guy. Outside of Y&R, Eric has such a fascinating life. I found t...

  • Anna Louise

    Hans Jorg Goudegast was the third of four boys born to an upper middle class Germany family. His father was the mayor of a small town, dying early in Hans' life. Forced into poverty, his mother did wh...