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Most Talkative

Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

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Description


The man behind the Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show

From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And climb inside he did. Now presiding over Bravo's reality TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie's Angels and All My Children and to his mother, who received daily letters from Andy at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps. In retrospect, it's hard to believe that everyone didn't know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television.
The journey begins with Andy interviewing his all-time idol Susan Lucci for his college newspaper and ends with him in a job where he has a hand in creating today's celebrity icons. In the witty, no-holds-barred style of his show Watch What Happens Live, Andy tells tales of absurd mishaps during his ten years at CBS News, hilarious encounters with the heroes and heroines of his youth, and the real stories behind The Real Housewives. Dishy, funny, and full of heart, Most Talkative provides a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world of television, from a fan who grew up watching the screen and is now inside it, both making shows and hosting his own.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 12, 2012 – TV producer Cohen, an Emmy winner for Top Chef, is the host of Watch What Happens: Live. As Bravo s executive vice president of original programming and development, he oversees production of The Real Housewives franchise, The Millionaire Matchmaker, and other series. In this lively memoir, he begins by telling us more than we need to know about his pop culture obsessed childhood in St. Louis. In high school, where he was voted most talkative, he was popular, but no one knew I was gay. A full chapter is devoted to the terror of coming out to his parents and Boston College roommate. A 1989 sophomore high school class project prompted him to interview his idol, Susan Lucci, a plus when he applied for a CBS internship. Beginning at CBS This Morning, he was on his way. When he arrived at Bravo, he found the ideal venue for mingling with top talents. Riding the wave of reality programming as it began to dominate TV, he now asks, Had I helped kill soaps? There s enough about his lifelong obsession with Susan Lucci that can distract. Others will be amused by Cohen s ramblings about how his wicked wit and lighthearted cultural commentary brought him media attacks and embarrassing headlines. Still, many will appreciate his straightforward honesty in delivering an insider s POV about reality TV with intimate and outrageous glimpses of housewives and celebrities, offscreen and on.

Customer Reviews

Most Talkative

Andy Cohen is a TV executive/talk show host who has written a book that is as witty, wise and effervescent as he appears as the host of: "Watch What Happens Next".

He is equally compelling ( in a far more retrained way) as the host of the "Real Housewives Reunion" shows. Walking a fine line, he navigates and nurtures the minefields of his own creation.
As both mediator and provocateur he is affable and serene; a majestic ability.

It's no surprise that Andy Cohen's first book is beautifully written and full of heart. He is authentic and it shows.
I can quote these lyrics because it was written by " anonymous":

'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

This book is far from simple- but like Andy Cohen , it's a gift to us all.

Most talkative

Soooo good , so funny , so well done , so entertaining ....... Just perfect
We love u Andy Cohen

Very light and fun

I really enjoyed this book. Andy tells his story with a self-deprecating wit and an obvious passion for what he does.

Most Talkative
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: May 08, 2012
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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