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Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture | [Andy Cohen]

Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

From a young age, Andy Cohen knew two things: He was gay, and he loved television. 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 him while he was 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Narration by the Author or Authors, 2013

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 two things: He was gay, and he loved television. 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 him while he was 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, Cohen tells tales of absurd network-news mishaps, hilarious encounters with the 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 the TV, both making shows and hosting his own.

©2012 Andrew Cohen (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Sara V Crandall Colorado 06-06-14
    Sara V Crandall Colorado 06-06-14 Member Since 2014

    I love listening to audiobooks on my commute! These books make the time fly by!!!

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    "I LOVE ANDY C!"
    What made the experience of listening to Most Talkative the most enjoyable?

    He is hilarious!!! Ha adds to the commentary by saying..."for audio listeners..." Like we get a special "bonus" that you didn't get from reading the book! He was just great and the book is really funny!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andy, obvi. Oh, and Blouse...I still like pronouncing it the way Andy does! :-)


    What does Andy Cohen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His charisma and charm!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh, you'll laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good one! I would recommend to any Bravo fan! I have watched the Real Housewives since the beginning and have never missed and episode. It was great to hear some of the behind the scenes stories. I was especially surprised to learn how Andy knew Leah Black from Miami Housewives...

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    Isabel 05-21-14
    Isabel 05-21-14 Member Since 2003
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    "I love Andy"
    Would you listen to Most Talkative again? Why?

    I listened to this on a cross country trip and it was as if Andy and his hairbrush microphone were riding shotgun the whole way. Loved the stories and loved his exuberance. But Andy, here's what, next time can you kick in some gas money.


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    HailtoTheVictors Royal Oak MI 04-27-14
    HailtoTheVictors Royal Oak MI 04-27-14
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    "Run, don't walk, to download this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Most Talkative to be better than the print version?

    He writes and reads with excitement, enthusing, inflections and pure joy. That, as well as the heartfelt nature of not just his writing of but his experiences, make this a must-listen.


    Which character – as performed by Andy Cohen – was your favorite?

    Do I have to pick just one? Every single person, as well as his younger self, is told with such joy and inflection. Especially when he read the letters he and his mom wrote to each other when he was in summer camp? Ah-maize-ing!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Love, love love this audiobook. It made me laugh out loud and I was also touched by his stories. What an amazing listen. So much fun!!

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    Sharon Kyle, TX, United States 01-23-14
    Sharon Kyle, TX, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Andy can do no wrong!"
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    Where is the extra star button for all my love for this book? Andy is self-depreciating, funny, witty, insightful and adorable. Hearing it in his own voice was just classic. He is hilarious!! He picked out just enough of the right stories and highlights from his life to keep you enthralled, while keeping you laughing out loud. I loved hearing about the blunders as much as all his successes. I really feel I got a taste of what it's like to be a TV producer. Andy, if you're reading this, know that I think I love you! I honestly am kind of waiting for your next book! In the meantime, this one will be recommended to everyone I know!

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    Kelly BURLESON, TX, United States 10-17-13
    Kelly BURLESON, TX, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Entertaining, interesting, and Comfortable"
    If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

    Mindless, Easy, Interesting


    What other book might you compare Most Talkative to and why?

    I'd compare this to Tori Spelling's Autobiographies, very similar.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Andy Cohen?

    Not sure. It is very annoying the way he lingers and emphasizes the letter "L". So much so that I wish I had just read this book. If he stopped doing that, then yes. He is great at narrating, and has a great voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved whend Andy "came out" and got so much support and love.


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    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 09-23-13
    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 09-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    I loved this book! I wanted to listen to it again and I for sure will. I am also a huge fan of Andy and the Real Housewives franchise, so it was so nice to get to know him better. I laughed a lot listening to this book. And, the fact that Andy narrated it himself was awesome!!!

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    Leslie Hendersonville, NC, United States 09-13-13
    Leslie Hendersonville, NC, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved the narration, and the stories. I didn't want the book to end! Thanks Andy!

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    caroline ChulaVista, CA, United States 09-13-13
    caroline ChulaVista, CA, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Must have for any fan of ANDY!"

    If you love Cohen's show on Bravo then you'll love this book. That same fun loving personality comes across when he reads. Some part of his story can get too drawn out but for the most part he is very entertaining. Maybe a funny notch below but if you like Tina Fey's Bossypants you will enjoy this book. I thought it was funnier than any of Chelsea Handler's books. Everyone is different so I suggest you listen to the sample, it's pretty indicative of the rest of the feel of the book.

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    Faye Fairfield, CA, United States 03-27-13
    Faye Fairfield, CA, United States 03-27-13
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    "Made me laugh"
    What did you love best about Most Talkative?

    I am a fan of books by funny people and Andy Cohen doesn't disappoint. It really enjoyed hearing his story of getting in the "biz". They way he depicts his mother is great! And the pranks he pulled on his parents really made me laugh!


    Have you listened to any of Andy Cohen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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    SunSan San Diego, CA, United States 03-26-13
    SunSan San Diego, CA, United States 03-26-13
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    "Andy Cohen: A Genuine Guy!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    His own voice!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love that he shares so much of himself and his feelings -- I could feel the same feelings as he shared them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It mostly made me laugh out loud -- he's hilarious!


    Any additional comments?

    I really appreciate that he shared so much of himself and allowed himself to be vulnerable. Love that in a man!

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