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Most Talkative Audiobook

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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    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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    "Great Book"
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Max Palmetto, FL, United States 08-29-12
    Max Palmetto, FL, United States 08-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Andy is a true one of a kind"
    Would you listen to Most Talkative again? Why?

    I already have! He reads his own story and you feel like you are right there in the club house just hanging with Andy.


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

    When Andy comes out to his college room mate it brought me to tears. Andy tells it all with his wide eyed fear, just wanting to still be loved by his family and friends.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many to list. Andy's life in showbiz is filled with celeb meetings and he is forever the consumate fan.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did not want it to be over.


    Any additional comments?

    Andy thanks for reading your own book and sharing all that is personal as well as your fascination with celebrity, reality and everything in between.

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    Manager MN United States 08-27-12
    Manager MN United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012

    mn mom

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    "Author's narrative MADE this audiobook!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Most Talkative the most enjoyable?

    It was like Andy was telling you all his best stories


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

    I loved the asides that he made to the listener


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

    Joan Collins


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    wendee J Morgan San Diego, Ca United States 08-16-12
    wendee J Morgan San Diego, Ca United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "looooveeedd it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    So entertaining, I cannot imagine downloading this info into my brain any other way than by Andy himself reading to me!


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    Stephanie 08-11-12
    Stephanie 08-11-12
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    "Hang in there - gets better as he goes along . . ."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, as sometimes a little Andy Cohen is a lot of take and might not be everyone's cup of tea


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was kind of ready to give up listening in the middle when he began to explain playing pranks on his parents and what a spoiled employee/intern he was at CBS. This aspect of him is just not likeable and while I understand that he lived it (and has learned from it), it was not fun to listen to. However, it did improve and I enjoyed the rest of the book.


    What about Andy Cohen’s performance did you like?

    LOVED the part where he imitated Ross Perot and Michael Jackson - really funny


    Did Most Talkative inspire you to do anything?

    No sorry, it was just a light escape to listen to while travelling


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    Wendy A. Augustine 08-02-12
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    "If you love Andy Cohen you'll love his book."
    If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, behind the scenes and an easy read.


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

    Can't think of one.


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

    Andy


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for Bravo lovers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S new york, NY, United States 07-26-12
    S new york, NY, United States 07-26-12
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    "Was hoping for more juicy gossip!"

    I'm a fan of Andy Cohen and his show, so I was really looking forward to this book and he didn't disappoint for the most part. His work history and his journey to coming out were interesting and sweet, but I think I enjoyed his childhood letters from camp the most. He's fun to listen to, because he doesn't can make fun of himself and not take things so seriously. But, Andy....where's the juicy housewives/Bravo gossip? I was expecting more than how bad you thought the scenery for the reunion was!

    I know in a book like this, it's customary for the author to read his own story, but......i could have done without. It may have been weird if he didn't, but Cohen sometimes sounds like he was a mouthfull of saliva or runs out of breathe. I can also hear his "acting".

    Enjoyable, though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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