Book Review: Not Young, Still Restless by Jeanne Cooper, with Lindsay Harrison
A memoir by the wonderful Jeanne Cooper, a fantastic actress probably best known for her role as Mrs. Katherine Chancellor on the CBS daytime soap, The Young and the Restless. She discusses her childhood and the start of her career, dips into highlights of some of her most famous or important roles, and discusses extremely briefly the men she became involved with in a mutually beneficial fling or two.
It is also a love letter to her families, both blood and work. Considering that it wasn’t very long after the book was published that Ms. Cooper passed away, one would almost think she knew it was coming and chose this method to leave messages for those most important people in her life. But the reality was that she was already in her 80s and couldn’t expect to live forever. Although if anyone could, I would’ve put my money on this woman who lived life to the fullest, enjoying every moment she could. Jeanne Cooper should be proud of her legacy, both with her body of work as well as the family and friends she left behind. What a shame that we won’t be getting more wonderful stories from this remarkable woman. 4.5 out of 5.