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Editors Select, October 2013 - I admit: I swooned over Corey Feldman as a kid in the '80s and '90s. The bad-boy attitude, raspy voice, the hair - paired with his undeniable charm - skyrocketed him up the Hollywood ladder and into international heart-throb territory by age 15. In this incredibly personal memoir, Corey tears down that veneer and shares what life was really like for him all those years, from his start in the business at age 3 up through the loss of his best friend, the \"other\" Corey, Corey Haim, as an adult. As I listened to Corey tell his story, I was shocked, disturbed and sickened at the abuse he suffered - emotional, physical and sexual, which led to his drug addiction and several suicide attempts - so much so, that at times, I found myself pausing to calm down and reach for more tissues. The writing is lucid and well-paced - and Corey's raw and emotional telling makes for an unbelievably intimate listen. Highly recommended. —Jessica, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Sad look into Hollywood in the 80s & 90s

This is one the most heart breaking childhood stories I've ever heard. Finished this audio book in less than a week

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endearing book and shocking industry insight

endearing and sadly shocking insight into the entertainment industry. made me a fan of corey again.

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I love it!

I have always been a fan of his movies. I think this was a very thought provoking book and very well written. In the audible book, it's very easy to hear his emotions as he retells very private details of his life.

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This book did not dissapoint.

I have always been a fan of Corey Feldman, and decided to read his book after reading an interview he did on the Pedophilia in Hollywood. His story from day one is very sad; he came from a home where his parents were neglectful when they were not being abusive and after he emancipated himself he had many struggles with drugs, predators, and learning who he was and how to grow up.

That being said, this book was great...his stories from the iconic movies he was in are fun, and even the sad and hard to read parts of this book are told in a way that makes you know things will be okay in the end. While I think Corey will always be a damaged person, I find his continued perseverance to be inspiring...and it has given me a whole new look at his recent today show musical performance.

I highly recommend this book.

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Painstaking, yet fanatically interesting !

First hats off - Major hats off to Corey Feldman! The amount of talent this guy has for producing the voice characters for his audio book was pretty darn amazing... His Michael Jackson voice was eerily spot on was spot on - and the voice of his Jewish grandfather was pretty darn hysterical... this was a definite heart wrenching read. As a child of the 80s, I grew up idolizing Coreys movies the lost boys the goonies gremlins and of course my favorite standby me

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Rings true

No matter what you think of Corey Feldman, if you have any passing interest in the following:
• Behind the scenes of 80s movies such as Stand By Me, The Goonies, The Lost Boys, or Gremlins.
• Why Corey Haim turned out the way he did
• the various types of horrible abuse children in Hollywood are subjected to
• more of an insight into why Michael Jackson was the way he was

Performed by Corey Feldman, if you are prepared to understand that Corey Feldman is who he is, with his own idiosyncrasies and oddities (like us all), not get sucked into the BS that he is just doing it for attention/a buck, and don't get hung up on quality of prose, then it's fascinating. More importantly, it rings true. I don't feel he's making anything up, and respect him a lot more. A lot to have handled for a young kid. I'm starting to think he is more of a good guy of Hollywood than bad.

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Funny, riveting, Jaw dropping

Couldn't stop listening. Feldman is surprisingly quite funny. I could feel the bond between Haim and Feldman was genuine. As he spoke about the loss and violation he encountered throughout his childhood and into his adulthood, I could feel the pain myself. I can't express what a fabulous book this was.

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An interesting look into young stars in Hollywood

Where does Coreyography rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was good. It seems to be a truthful account of his upbringing. I figure that some parts may have been embellished a bit, only because they are THAT hard to believe. If they aren't then wow...kid never had a chance and it's amazing that he isn't dead by now like Corey Haim, River Phoenix, etc.

It was really fun and interesting listening to Corey recount some of the behind the scenes stuff that happened on various sets such as Goonies, and it was interesting hearing about some of the other actors and actresses that he interacted with over the years.

What other book might you compare Coreyography to and why?

I don't really have another book to compare it to, as I've read autobiographies before, but never by someone with such an upbringing.

Which character – as performed by Corey Feldman – was your favorite?

Corey did a good job narrating. I suppose that my favorite character would have to be Corey himself.

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

It was super interesting, but also kind of sad. It definitely shows why so many child actors are so screwed up later in life. Makes me think my lucky stars for my parents and upbringing.

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Loved this book, but it tears at your heart.

He tells his story, and that of his best friend, Corey Haim, with genuine honesty and emotion. It moves quickly, and will leave you wondering how anyone becomes a success in the entertainment business. You will certainly know how so many lose their lives trying to.

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Thanks Corey... great telling of your life story!

loved the truthfulness of the story even though I'm sure it was, at times, difficult to decide about what to share.

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