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
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!
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
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