10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Television Soap Operas
No. 2: People Like Us by Dominick Dunne
What Jackie Collins did in revealing the secrets of the rich and wanton of Los Angeles, California, the late Dominick Dunne accomplished on the East Coast in People Like Us. Perhaps the ultimate fictional battle of Old vs. New Money, the book is memorable for its frank exploration of sexuality, class struggle and the desperation to keep one's secrets.
Since ABC's Revenge was only able to get a couple of decent, soapy seasons about the Hamptons set on the air, before actors started begging to be killed off, maybe the Mouse House should next look to Dunne for inspiration?
Wishful Casting: Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall as Lil Altemus.