Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

82%

9 Critic Reviews

Still, many will appreciate his straightforward honesty in delivering an insider’s POV about reality TV with intimate and outrageous glimpses of housewives and celebrities, offscreen and on.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.

 

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Andy Cohen is Bravo's executive vice president of Development and Talent, responsible for overseeing the production of such hits as Top Chef and The Real Housewives franchises. In addition, Cohen is the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo's late-night, interactive talk show. He also hosts the network's reunion specials. He's won an Emmy and two Peabody Awards for his work, and he lives in New York City.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co.. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Most Talkative
All: 9 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
Apr 15 2012

Anyone except the most devoted Housewives fans will wish that Cohen were less talkative.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Mar 12 2012

Still, many will appreciate his straightforward honesty in delivering an insider’s POV about reality TV with intimate and outrageous glimpses of housewives and celebrities, offscreen and on.

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The Hollywood Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Andy Lewis on May 15 2012

Most Talkative brings to mind the famous scene from The Wizard of Oz, where the curtain is pulled back and the wizard is revealed as just an ordinary guy from the Midwest.

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Palatine Public Library

Excellent
Reviewed by Cassie on May 30 2012

Most Talkative is a fun and breezy read, going down just as easily as an extended gab session with its acclaimed and honest host.

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Out in Jersey

Excellent
Reviewed by Cookie on May 09 2012

..."Most Talkative" is a must read for both anyone out there who is looking for a light, breezy, and can't put down summer book!

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bookchickdi

Good
Reviewed by Diane LaRue on Jul 26 2012

You can hear his distinctive voice and see his head tilting in your mind as you read of his delightful walk through pop culture.

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The Reader's Refuge

Good
Reviewed by Alyssa on Jun 11 2012

His stories are easy to relate to and you'll have a laugh while hearing about them.

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Esmerelda's Book Thing

Good
Reviewed by Esmerelda on Jun 01 2012

His memoir concerning these early years and his rise through the ranks and his coming to understand his sexuality was really quite moving and powerful.

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Squirrel Circus

Good
May 26 2012

Most Talkative is an entertaining and well-written memoir...

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