You know 'All My Children' star Susan Lucci as Erica Kane -- but you don't know the actress herself, which is why she chose to write her memoir 'All My Life.'

"It's the first book I've ever written. I've been a private person my whole career and never really thought a book was something I was going to do," she tells PopEater.

Lucci reveals that everyone will "be surprised by everything [in the book], since I never talked about my personal life."

And what about those rumors about ABC planning to cancel 'Children'? "It hurts me to hear those," she says.

"The rumors are not coming from ABC. I just have been very enthusiastically told how much they love my story line that I just begun working on, and I just was given my schedule into next year," the actress adds.