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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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  • Faye
  • Fairfield, CA, United States
  • 03-27-13

Made me laugh

What did you love best about Most Talkative?

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!

Have you listened to any of Andy Cohen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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Andy Cohen: A Genuine Guy!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes!!

What did you like best about this story?

His own voice!

Which scene was your favorite?

I love that he shares so much of himself and his feelings -- I could feel the same feelings as he shared them.

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

It mostly made me laugh out loud -- he's hilarious!

Any additional comments?

I really appreciate that he shared so much of himself and allowed himself to be vulnerable. Love that in a man!

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Yes Yes Yes!!

Any additional comments?

Oh Andy you are the best. I loved it!! Such a great coming of age story that anyone can relate to...

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  • kris
  • Garden Grove, CA, United States
  • 03-06-13

He Turned Me Around

If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, Hysterical, Lovehim!

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What about Andy Cohen’s performance did you like?

He is really speaking to the listener, not just reading words on a page. The whole thing, from start to finish was wonderfully amusing.

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

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".

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Brian
  • Tampa, FL
  • 03-03-13

Overall good listen

What did you like best about Most Talkative? What did you like least?

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.

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  • Lisa
  • BUCHTEL, OH, United States
  • 02-12-13

The Amazing Andy Cohen!!!

What did you like best about this story?

Loved that it was Andy's voice!

What does Andy Cohen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was his story to tell...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Pop Culture through the eyes and mouth of Andy Cohen

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So much pop culture!

Would you listen to Most Talkative again? Why?

I would listen to Most Talkative again because I am just like Andy in my love of all things Bravo TV and pop culture!

What did you like best about this story?

Listening to Andy Cohen was like sitting and having lunch with him. It was intimate and chummy.

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

All of Andy's antics were spot on.

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

I laughed out loud a couple of times. I really enjoyed this memoir.

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A Must for Andy Cohen Fans

If you could sum up Most Talkative in three words, what would they be?

LOL terrific read

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

At a couple points in the book (one being the rare Indian moccasin story), I actually cried from laughing so hard and almost had to pull over to the side of the road!

Any additional comments?

Worth the money and then some! It's an entertaining autobiography and I enjoyed it immensely!

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  • Amy
  • FORT WAYNE, IN, United States
  • 10-19-12

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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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.