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Most Talkative Audiobook

Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

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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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    Elizabeth Troy, IL, United States 03-22-13
    Elizabeth Troy, IL, United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Yes Yes Yes!!"
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    Oh Andy you are the best. I loved it!! Such a great coming of age story that anyone can relate to...

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    kris Garden Grove, CA, United States 03-06-13
    kris Garden Grove, CA, United States 03-06-13
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    If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Hysterical, Lovehim!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What about Andy Cohen’s performance did you like?

    He is really speaking to the listener, not just reading words on a page. The whole thing, from start to finish was wonderfully amusing.


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

    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".


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Brian Tampa, FL 03-03-13
    Brian Tampa, FL 03-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Overall good listen"
    What did you like best about Most Talkative? What did you like least?

    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.


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    Lisa BUCHTEL, OH, United States 02-12-13
    Lisa BUCHTEL, OH, United States 02-12-13
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    "The Amazing Andy Cohen!!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved that it was Andy's voice!


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

    It was his story to tell...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Pop Culture through the eyes and mouth of Andy Cohen


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    Lover of Fine Things The Crown of Maine 11-19-12
    Lover of Fine Things The Crown of Maine 11-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Reads and yarns, chocolate and naps!

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    "So much pop culture!"
    Would you listen to Most Talkative again? Why?

    I would listen to Most Talkative again because I am just like Andy in my love of all things Bravo TV and pop culture!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Listening to Andy Cohen was like sitting and having lunch with him. It was intimate and chummy.


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

    All of Andy's antics were spot on.


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

    I laughed out loud a couple of times. I really enjoyed this memoir.


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    Kathy 11-05-12
    Kathy 11-05-12
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    "A Must for Andy Cohen Fans"
    If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

    LOL terrific read


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

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the money and then some! It's an entertaining autobiography and I enjoyed it immensely!

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    Amy FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 10-19-12
    Amy FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 10-19-12
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    "Amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    Bossy Pants


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

    It's like him literally telling you the story.


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

    I laughed so hard.


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    Kalin 09-19-12
    Kalin 09-19-12

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    Would you listen to Most Talkative again? Why?

    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.


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    kristina salt lake city, UT, United States 09-02-12
    kristina salt lake city, UT, United States 09-02-12
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    "entertaining"
    If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

    funny, enjoyable and entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Most Talkative?

    The stories surrounding joan collins are awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love bravo and I do. This book is for you. Housewives junkies check this read out.

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    W. Canu Key West, Florida 08-30-12
    W. Canu Key West, Florida 08-30-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Worth a listen."
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    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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