A deeply personal and revealing Hollywood-survival story.
Lovable child star by age ten, international teen idol by fifteen, and to this day a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not only spent the entirety of his life in the spotlight, he's become just as famous for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such classic films as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand by Me. He's been linked to a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and adult entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a highly publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and with his frequent costar Corey Haim enjoyed immeasurable success as one half of the wildly popular duo "The Two Coreys,"spawning seven films, a 1-900 number, and "Coreymania" in the process. What child of the eighties didn't have a Corey Feldman poster hanging in her bedroom, or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in his closet?
Now, in this brave and moving memoir, Corey is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.
While Corey has managed to overcome the traps that ensnared so many other entertainers of his generation—he's still acting, isa touring musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen—many of those closest to him haven't been so lucky. In the span of one year, he mourned the passing of seven friends and family members, including Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. In the wake of those tragedies, he's spoken publicly about the dark side of fame, lobbied for legislation affording greater protections for children in the entertainment industry, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's biggest secret.
Coreyography is his surprising account ofsurvival and redemption.
©2013 Corey Feldman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
This may very well be the best autobiography ever written by a celebrity, and believe you me I have read/listened to many in my 53 years!
Corey is brutally honest in his book about himself, other celebrities, the Hollywood industry, children in the acting profession, drug abuse, child abuse and molestation, as well as other topics.
Although Corey's descriptions of drug and child abuse brought tears to my eyes, there are other parts of the book that made me laugh; however be warned that this book is not for the timid or squeamish because Corey holds nothing back.
I can only imagine how therapeutic this book was for Corey to write and I highly recommend it not just to his fans, but more importantly to those who have suffered from drug or child abuse.
Definitely get the audio version that is narrated by the author as Corey does a flawless job with the narration and his emotions come through very well in his voice!
One of the best and quickest "reads" so far
His crazy mom and his whole childhood
His voices, a great Michael Jackson impersonation and he really brings to life all the characters in his life.
Meet the REAL Corey Feldman
I don't care how much his mom denies his story, I believe every word of it because he tells his story with such (seemingly) honest conviction with no "woes me".
I have a whole new respect for Corey Feldman and I hope he has opened the door for more child stars to come forward and tell their stories. It's time to out these awful stage parents and the other animals in the industry who need to be exposed.
Father of three with no time to actually read, but also a former history teacher and current attorney with a long commute-I love audiobooks.
He gives a few interesting tales about the movies you know him from and the crazy life of a child star...
Learning that he didnt have much money even while a big star is interesting...
He tries too hard...it's your story man, you should sound like you're just telling it. Instead he sounds like he's trying to make it more dramatic than it is....
THis pretty much covers it....I mean dude was never "the star" he was just in lots of good movies...
Came across as kinda BS...he doesnt appear to take responsibility for anything...lots of excuses how it wasn't really his fault, yada yada yada....makes the book kinda funny in places where it's not suppose to be I think....
I did not read the print version.
yes, I enjoyed listening to his stories. He has had quite a life. I grew up watching him on television and in the movies. it is fascinating to hear what was going on in his everyday life.
I liked hearing Corey Feldman tell his story.
Had I had the time, I would have enjoyed listening it in one setting. I listened to it every time I got in the car until I finished it.
I think it is an important book for anyone in the entertainment industry to read, particularly if they work with children.
Memoir is my favourite genre, so I took a chance on this book, knowing very little about Feldman other than his having been a child star who'd gotten into drugs. But the good reviews convinced me, and I was not disappointed. I was expecting someone rough around the edges, and perhaps this is so, but his writing is very polished, and his narrating is very clear and expressive. This counts for a lot with me in an audio book. I am sometimes disappointed by authors reading their own work (obviously lacking in training or experience in voice work), but Feldman excels at this. I was highly entertained, considering the dark tone of much of his life, and I applaud him for coming out and sharing his difficult experiences with child abuse. This can't have been easy. You can hear the pain in his voice at times, but it never feels false or gratuitous, nor does it ever detract from the rhythm of the writing. One of the best memoirs I've ever listened to on Audible.
Corey is refreshingly well spoken and makes very much profound sense to all of his thoughts coming up in Hollywood. He's very likable even with the honesty to how he pushed a nasty pedophile to Corey Haim although I'm hoping he regrets that not to mention it was cringe worthy to hear. All in all, a good read. The Michael Jackson stories were interesting, so much so that I wonder how much was embellished.
If you are a fan of the stars of the 1980's this book takes you there. I loved how honest Corey was and his narration since it gave the book a more personal touch. He loves himself and respects his past, I couldn't be more impressed. I am a fan!
Whether you are a "Corey" fan or not... if you enjoy great story telling.. this book is for you! I didn't know what to expect when I got this book, but figured I'd give it a chance. Growing up watch Corey , and "the Corey's" in everything they did, I admit I was curious as to what Corey Feldman's life has been like. Following g his story from sever disfunction in his family life, to the frightening life as a child being pursued by pedophiles, being surrounded by drugs and other issues that NO child should be subjected to, dealing with the loss of friends because of the lifestyle is just gut wrenching . Corey shares his journey from being a sweet innocent to the man he has become today. But doesn't leave out the pitfalls along the way. Get ready for a ride..., Corey is a great story teller. He keeps you interested the whole wY through. I hated for the story to end. I will listen to it again!
I really did enjoy hearing Corey Feldman read his book. I appreciated the private recollections of his life and even his "voices" when impersonating others. It really was a great book. Just cringe worthy to watch his ego at work when talking about how he saved this person or got that person a certain role.
I feel the book would have been just as great if not better if it didn't feel so forced.
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