Read Coreyography Online Free - "People always ask me about life after childhood stardom. What would I say to parents of children in the industry? My only advice, honestly, is to get these kids out of Hollywood and let them lead normal lives." —Corey Feldman
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, is a 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 of survival and redemption.
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November 02, 2017
When I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a famous actress. Then I grew up and realized how perverted and fucked up Hollywood really is.
Oh boy, am I thankful for having lived a sheltered life. Who wants to be an actor anyway? I'd choose mediocrity over fame any day of the week.
The book started...
December 18, 2013
Most depressing issue ever of Tiger Beat.
November 17, 2013
Once you get past the ridiculous title* and intense cover photo, this is a good memoir. I read very few celebrity biographies, but Corey Feldman's appealed to me because I grew up watching his movies. I loved "The Goonies" and "Stand By Me," and even the campiness of "The Lost Boys."
What I didn'...
May 31, 2014
First of all, I was born in 1976. That makes all the difference in the world. I had posters of the two Coreys on my bedroom wall, Stand by Me was the first rated 'R' movie I watched (it was the first rated 'R' movie any of us watched), and, though it wasn't surprising, I was crushed when I heard...
November 11, 2013
It was SO good! I read it in 48 hours. I grew up with "The Coreys"- their movies, the teen idol fandom, etc. I was a child of the 80's so I really remember the Coreys Craze. The book was definitely nostalgic for me. It also was a very...humble...book. Feldman didn't come off as arrogant or unrepe...
January 06, 2018
If you've seen the media coverage of Corey Feldman in the last few years, reading this book will give you a new insight and appreciation for what he is enduring.
Thrown into the "business" of acting at age three, he and his sister quickly became the breadwinners for the entire family. Living with...
January 12, 2015
Corey Feldman's youth was so peppered with scandal, drugs, and bratty behavior, it's a wonder he never became mayor of Toronto.
I grew up a child of the 80s, and as such Corey Feldman was one of those faces that always seemed to pop up in the movies I enjoyed. Whether it be Stand by Me, The Lost B...
July 06, 2016
In pretty much all of his early films, from Stand by Me to Gremlins, I thought Feldman was a terrific actor. Of course, off-screen, as with most child stars, things aren't the paradise they seem to be. Living a life riddled with drugs, neglectful parents and molestation, years of damage led to a...
November 06, 2014
Corey Feldman was a child actor whose most prominent mainstream output occurred in the mid-to-late '80s. You may remember him from such films as Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me and Meatballs 4 .
I never saw Meatballs 4 , nor any other Meatballs movies.
August 29, 2016
So I read this book in between others and used it as filler when I was waiting on something. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy it, or it was a bad book. In fact, it was the opposite. I enjoyed getting more behind-the-scenes on one of my favorite 80s child stars. Because I was familiar with hi...