If you happen to be in the Upstate on Sept. 25, you may want to stop by Books-A-Million in Greenville. The long-running (since 1965) soap opera Days of Our Lives, has created a lifestyle book to help fans by revealing tips and trade secrets from the cast members. 

Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier Balanced Life has five main components: Nutrition (fake pregnancies require extra vitamins); exercise (10-minute ab workouts for when you’re buried alive); style (get your hoop skirt out for the Civil War-era flashback); inspiration (which you’ll need when creating a fake island for your kidnap victims); and balance (juggling a love triangle takes more work than you think).

There are also beauty tutorials and recipes (for disaster, we assume) from popular stars such as Alison Sweeney and Lisa Rinna, and never-before-seen photos from the set.

You can visit the Books-A-Million in Greenville on Sept. 25 for a chance to see the cast and ask them questions. Maybe they’ll tell you what was up with the Gloved Hand being so mean. Or you could ask them a real question.

But really, he was so mean.

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