Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen

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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 one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And climb inside he did. 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 Andy 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, Andy tells tales of absurd mishaps during his ten years at CBS News, hilarious encounters with the heroes and 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 it, both making shows and hosting his own.



Title : Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture
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ISBN : 0805095837
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Reviews


Vanessa rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2017

A completely random pick, needed a light easy listening audio to accompany my stressful working week and boy did this do the trick! I've only ever watched the Real Housewives when it's been on the TV in the background so didn't know all the key players he refers to in this book but I didn't even...


Jaclyn rated it ★★★★☆

January 02, 2013

This is the perfect summer/beach/poolside book. If you’re a Bravo fan or Real Housewives fan, it’s a must-read for all the insider tidbits that Andy spills. Unlike some other Bravo-catapulted celebrity books (Bethenny’s Skinnydipping and Taylor Armstrong’s memoirs, ahem), this one is actually wort...


Janel rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2012

What a blast!...I admit it: Bravo is my automatic default channel. I will watch just about anything they tell me to. Top Chef, Millionaire Matchmaker, Flipping out, and I have been reluctantly sucked into the drama and campiness of several of the Housewives. I totally get a kick out of Andy Cohen...


Arjun rated it ★★★☆☆

May 31, 2012

This was pretty cool. To be honest, I skipped straight to the Housewives and Reunions chapters. They were by far the best because lets face it, that's all I'm interested in. I've always envisioned Andy as a sort of flamboyant puppetmaster of Cougar Town aka The Real Housewives. And he freely admi...


Angela rated it ★★★★★

June 03, 2012

I must confess, I am a fan of most of Bravo's programming. I love the Housewives (except for Miami - WHY are they coming back?!?!), I love Top Chef (I want Tom Colicchio and Bobby Flay to make me a sandwich), I love Project Runway (and I liked Bravo's version better; I really think the show floun...


Alley rated it ★★★★★

May 21, 2012

I am a HUGE HUGE fan of Bravo and am addicted to 99% of their programming and mostly due to the genius that is Andy Cohen. I love everything about him and didn't think i could love him more until I read his book. I finished it within hours and felt every emotion possible as I went through the pag...


Matthew rated it ★★★☆☆

May 16, 2012

Oh Andy Cohen... Because of it's targeted and somewhat limited audience, I decided to give this book 3 stars, only because had I not been a fan of his and Bravo I wouldn't have picked it up at all. A good book to pass the time when you don't have anything else to read. I could have done away with...


Daniel rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2012

I was really surprised how enjoyable this book was. Campy? Of course, it's written by the man behind Real Housewives. But the book has a lot of heart too as Andy reveals the mistakes he's made professionally and some of the personal hardships he had as a gay man coming out of the closet at the he...


RNOCEAN rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2012

"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 one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-cons...


Deviant-Muse rated it ★★★★★

May 30, 2012

I do not give usual reviews spewing the content of the book I've just read. I do tell how I felt about the book and if I enjoyed it or not. I would not have bought this book and I actually didn't. I received it for Mother's Day from my kids. I do watch some of the Housewives shows and other Bravo...





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