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
Oh Andy you are the best. I loved it!! Such a great coming of age story that anyone can relate to...
Entertaining, Hysterical, Lovehim!
Evelyn! She's a kick, I love how Andy talks about her. I got the feeling they have a genuine love between them and beautiful acceptance of each others quirks.
He is really speaking to the listener, not just reading words on a page. The whole thing, from start to finish was wonderfully amusing.
I laughed regularly throughout the book. But the most surprising thing was how much I now love Andy Cohen. I don't know what made me buy this book because I've never been a fan of his. I only saw WWHN (or whatever his show is called) a few times, and quite frankly, what I knew of him I didn't like. So I don't know why I bought the book. HOWEVER, I am glad I did and I am now a huge fan of Andy's. I want to be one of his "besties".
An absolute MUST READ or HEAR.Oh - and poor Jill Zarin....so desperately trying to get attention with the whole dog thing. That really surprised me considering she's got a wonderful family (love her husband). I loved getting all the behind the scenes stuff that only Andy could tell.
What I liked most about talkative was the performance. Andy Cohen did a really good job of keeping his book a light and easy listen. I also really enjoyed that he threw in extra material that was not in the book and even made special reference to his listening audience. What I liked the least was not knowing what he was talking about with respect to certain aspects of his life. I am not in the know about all the real house wives series and he goes on in detail about them for a good quarter of the book, so that kind of stunk.
Loved that it was Andy's voice!
It was his story to tell...
Pop Culture through the eyes and mouth of Andy Cohen
Reads and yarns, chocolate and naps!
I would listen to Most Talkative again because I am just like Andy in my love of all things Bravo TV and pop culture!
Listening to Andy Cohen was like sitting and having lunch with him. It was intimate and chummy.
All of Andy's antics were spot on.
I laughed out loud a couple of times. I really enjoyed this memoir.
LOL terrific read
At a couple points in the book (one being the rare Indian moccasin story), I actually cried from laughing so hard and almost had to pull over to the side of the road!
Worth the money and then some! It's an entertaining autobiography and I enjoyed it immensely!
I would recommend this book to anyone. Male or Female. Gay or Straight. Andy Cohen is a magnificent story teller. This book is fantastic, interesting, and oh so funny.
It's like him literally telling you the story.
I laughed so hard.
This is a great read for anyone who is a fan of Bravo. It's also narrated by Andy Cohen, who is fantastic. He narrates as if he's sitting in a room with you telling a great story - and he throws in little side comments that you can only hear on the audio edition.
funny, enjoyable and entertaining.
The stories surrounding joan collins are awesome.
If you love bravo and I do. This book is for you. Housewives junkies check this read out.
While Andy Cohen may not be the best narrator for his own story, the details he shares are priceless. A true inside scoop into years of Television history.
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