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.
I chose the five star rating because the book affected me emotionally and made me cry to her three times and even though I'm a 48-year-old martial arts instructor.( takes a lot to make me cry) I met Corey in 2000 when he was on the outs and doing a tour of smalltime modeling and talent agencies providing celebrity Q&A sessions and peddling his CD after the interview. I have two kids and both have mentioned an interest in modeling and acting and I will definitely try to discourage this as a result of having read Corys story. I thoroughly enjoyed his acting in movies for 3 decades now and it's refreshing to learn the backstory and all that he's been able to accomplish despite enormous adversities . Keep doing your thing Corey and I hope you become the next Robert Downey(complete your comeback, earn an Oscar and leave your mark ) God bless you and good luck Corey
The man has an incredible story that gives you just the right amount of the stories you want to hear to the hard to listen to stories we need to hear. Excellent and heart breaking.
I think his narration personalized his story. He does incredible voices for the various other players in his life.
audio book junkie
Growing up amid the teen heart-throb frenzy of the two Corey's I was mildly interested in the biography of Corey Feldman. The voice of the book is clean and simple and Corey Feldman has a pretty interesting life story. It was fascinating getting a glimpse into the world of child actors. The pressure they have to deal from their parents and the impossible task of having adult responsibilities while still being a child are gripping, like watching a train wreck. Feldman delves into the dark side of Hollywood he writes of drugs and molestation and failing careers. By the end of the book I was finding it difficult to like Corey Feldman at all. His character is weak, his decisions are terrible and he has a problem with loyalty. But there is one thing I will give him, he had the courage to put it all out there and the result is a pretty damn good biography.
It's so awesome to hear Corey in his own voice, with his own words tell his story. Going to recommend this to anyone who has a love for not only Corey but for 80s love in general. A very heartbreaking heartwarming story. I always enjoyed his filmed but after this I am a fan for life. Great book.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Corey's book. I grew up in the 70's and 80's, So I was definitely privy to the Corey's movies. I didn't see a lot of the later ones, but I've always been curious about all the hype that was recorded about these young men.
I was truly riveted by Corey's story. It was very well written, to be perfectly honest.
I thought it was believable and sad and happy at the same time. I was thankful that he kept the language to quotes because I tried to listen to Billy Idols book and I couldn't because the language was so awful. Corey's life has obviously taken a different turn...especially since to birth of his son, Zen.
Listen! You won't be disappointed!!
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