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.
admittedly I was a Haim girl but I really liked this book. I find it interesting that these young celebrities are such disasters. I knew there was some sexual abuse but I had no idea the extent of it. I had no idea Coreys F. had such a tragic upbringing but it makes him who he is now. when I hear this bio it really makes me want to go on a movie binge. some of my favorite movies were made by one Corey or sometimes both.
It's everything I expected and more. Heartwarming, heart wrenching, raw, honest and I have listened/read it several times. I will always be a fan!
I think his narration personalized his story. He does incredible voices for the various other players in his life.
I loved hearing Corey's voice as he took us through his childhood and rough start. I thought he bravely told his story. I loved It. It made me happier to know him better for who he really is. Thank you Corey I'm so proud of you for going through so many yoghurt times snd v
still making it real
Corey Feldman reading this made this even more special to me. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Thank you also for giving us a glimpse into your world.
A very detailed history of his life, his thoughts, his experiences, as well as insight into several other close characters.
Hollywood is a sick and demented place to be a part of, according to the author. You will learn why Corey Feldman advocates the entertainment industry should be child-free.
I found this biography/memoir so compelling that I finised it within a 12 hour time frame. I recommend this book to people who want some stories about showbiz. that contains no humor. This book made me sad and sickened.
A raw and candid set of vignettes. I will listen, again sometime down the road.
Anyone who has ever seen a movie, or anyone who was ever abused as a child, should listen to this audiobook. It's calm, interesting, clear, poignant and edifying. It is not angry or gratuitous. It's not just memoirs but a real story very well told. It's nice to know that Corey Feldman hung in there and made it through, and it's nice to hear his voice. Also he happens to be very skilled at doing other people's voices which makes you feel you're right there during the recalled conversations with his family, friends and associates. The best way to read this book is to listen to it if you can.
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