Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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
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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.
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.