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
I love listening to audiobooks on my commute! These books make the time fly by!!!
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!
Andy, obvi. Oh, and Blouse...I still like pronouncing it the way Andy does! :-)
His charisma and charm!
Oh, you'll laugh.
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...
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.
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.
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!!!
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!!
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!
Mindless, Easy, Interesting
I'd compare this to Tori Spelling's Autobiographies, very similar.
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.
I loved whend Andy "came out" and got so much support and love.
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!!!
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.
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!
His own voice!
I love that he shares so much of himself and his feelings -- I could feel the same feelings as he shared them.
It mostly made me laugh out loud -- he's hilarious!
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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