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

By Andy Cohen

The guy at the back of the Real Housewives writes approximately his lifelong love affair with popular culture that introduced him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his personal tv show

From a tender age, Andy Cohen knew something: He enjoyed tv. no longer within the method that the majority little ones do, yet in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube type of means. And climb within he did. Now presiding over Bravo's fact television empire, he began as an excessively talkative popular culture obsessive, dedicated to Charlie's Angels and All My teenagers and to his mom, who bought day-by-day letters from Andy at summer time camp, frequently reminding her to tape the soaps. on reflection, it's difficult to think that everybody didn't be aware of that Andy used to be homosexual; nonetheless, he remained within the closet till collage. ultimately out, he launched into creating a occupation out of his ardour for television.

The trip starts with Andy interviewing his all-time idol Susan Lucci for his collage newspaper and ends with him in a role the place he has a hand in growing today's big name icons. within the witty, no-holds-barred kind of his convey Watch What occurs Live, Andy tells stories of absurd mishaps in the course of his ten years at CBS information, hilarious encounters with the heroes and heroines of his formative years, and the true tales in the back of The genuine Housewives. Dishy, humorous, and whole of center, Most Talkative offers a specific glimpse into the area of tv, from a fan who grew up staring at the display and is now within it, either making exhibits and web hosting his personal.

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I think she thought I was kidding. We met Richard Wolfe, the clear-thinking MSNBC political commentator and henchman of the mighty Olbermann, who in a brief conversation assured me that Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States. This still amazes me, because at that point Obama didn’t even have the Democratic nomination. We met José Andrés, the celebrity chef, who seemed to me as if he’d been hanging around the open bar too long and was banging on in a thick Spanish accent about the wonderful world of tapas.

We clinked our glasses of sparkling water. “Damn straight, Mr. President,” I said. And I believe it. 2 Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor It probably began when the Germans tried to kill my parents. Every night when the weather suited their purpose, the Germans would fly over in their Heinkels and Messerschmitts and drop their bombs on Glasgow, the city where my parents grew up, just a few miles from each other. My father was only ten years old at the time and my mother was seven, but the Jerries didn’t care, they needed to flatten Glasgow because it was the military workshop of the British Empire.

She was luscious and slightly zaftig, a stunning, clever young woman, which I suspect made her a target for jealousy and contempt from the less genetically gifted. It must have been difficult and embarrassing for her, and my mother inevitably developed a hardness, a shell with which to protect herself. I think she also had to hide her brilliance in order to compensate for her looks, and that ultimately made her angry. Netta looked like Elizabeth Taylor, but Netta was tough. Their relationship was always a mystery to me.

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