Not Young, Still Restless:

A Memoir

A New York Times Bestseller

Jeanne Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, recounts the steps and missteps of her eight-decade career in Not Young, Still Restless. Exploring a career that began with the birth of a phenomenon called television, Cooper’s life story co-stars a cast of characters that reads like a who’s-who of Hollywood’s Golden Age: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, and Shelley Winters, to name just a few.

Intimate, honest, and inspiring, Not Young, Still Restless is a fascinating memoir of a life in daytime drama—and proof positive that that growing older doesn’t have to mean giving up.

Editorial Reviews

“Jeanne Cooper, a.k.a. Mrs Chancellor, has worked that role to the max. Her book is equally good.”

Aretha Franklin

“I loved my dear friend Jeanne’s book so much that I read it in a day and a half! She’s one of a kind, and Not Young, Still Restless definitely does her justice.”

Lee Phillip Bell, cocreator, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful

“Smashingly funny, heartachingly honest, and loaded with some damn fine dish, this is much more than a memoir. It’s a handbook for survival.

TV Guide

“An engaging memoir by the longest-tenured TV actress.”

Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Author Biography

Jeanne Cooper (1928–2013) was the youngest child of part-Cherokee parents. She worked in show business for nearly eight decades and earned the love of soap-opera fans for her long-running role as the wealthy, tough-as-nails, but generally good-hearted Katherine Chancellor on CBS’s The Young and the Restless. For her work on the series, she received back-to-back Daytime Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series in 1989, 1990, and 1991. In 1993 she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her many years in show business.

Reader Biography

Jeanne Cooper (1928–2013) was the youngest child of part-Cherokee parents. She worked in show business for nearly eight decades and earned the love of soap-opera fans for her long-running role as the wealthy, tough-as-nails, but generally good-hearted Katherine Chancellor on CBS’s The Young and the Restless. For her work on the series, she received back-to-back Daytime Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series in 1989, 1990, and 1991. In 1993 she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her many years in show business.

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