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Ends: Wednesday June 27th 2012
When Andy Cohen was voted "Most Talkative" by classmates in his suburban St. Louis high school, there could not have been a more apt moniker. Talking has always been his calling card, even from early on. At age 14, he narrated the family's two-day car trip to Florida reporting into a hairbrush microphone every mile marker and roadside attraction along with weather reports, celebrity gossip, and updates about travelers in the other vehicles. The reward from his fellow passengers was a pitcher of iced tea poured over his head at lunch. But as the expression goes: If the shoe fits, wear it. For Cohen, the fit was perfect.
In "Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture" (Macmillan Audio; May 8, 2012), Cohen takes readers behind the scenes of his life and work, truly one and the same, to tell the story of his rise from a TV-adoring kid who always had a copy of People magazine at his side while growing up, to an Emmy Award-winning executive and producer of Bravo's top-rated shows-including Top Chef, The Real Housewives franchise, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Project Runway, Sheer Genius and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, among others-as well as the on-air host of Watch What Happens Live (a dream come true, after 22 years of being told he'd never be on air because of his wandering left eye). Aside from serving as a manual on how to make it in the television industry, Cohen's audiobook also draws a portrait of a loving family and parents who supported his passions (he has the daily letters from camp to prove it) and stood by his side when he "came out" about his homosexuality in college.
As a child, Cohen followed pop culture the way Copernicus studied the heavens. "Most Talkative" tells how he parlayed this boundless enthusiasm for celebrity comings and goings along with his passion for daytime dramas-particularly Susan Lucci's portrayal of Erica Kane on the soap All My Children-into the raw ingredients used to create the Housewives franchise, now a mainstay of today's pop culture.
"Most Talkative" is a full portrait of Cohen's impressive and expansive work in a field he adores. The audiobook is a laugh riot, a coming-of-age story, a love letter to the television industry, and a heartfelt shout-out to the family, friends, colleagues, producers, mentors, celebrities, chefs and housewives who've made his dream a reality-and a story for anyone sitting somewhere talking into a hairbrush.
Cohen himself narrates the audiobook. Listen to an excerpt HERE!