Fourth Grade Journey

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Most Talkative by Andy Cohen...

How I Heard About It:   I first listened to Andy's second and most recent book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, a few weeks ago.  I listened to the audio book on my commute to and from work.  It was completely enjoyable and so much so that I ordered his first book to listen to also.  

What It Is About:  This first book covers Andy's early life where as the second book concentrated on one year in time in more recent years.  His memoir starts with his life in St. Louis with his mom, dad, and sister.  We then travel to Boston University where Andy attends college.  It is during these years where he struggles with his sexuality and decides to come out to his family and friends.  During college Andy gets an internship with CBS and spends the summer in New York.  After this time, he knows he wants to be in the world of television. He continues his career at CBS and works his way up from his internship to being a producer for the CBS morning show.  The book is full of funny, silly, and unique stories and encounters he has with many celebrities.  There comes a time when he leaves CBS, works for a cable network, and ends up at Bravo TV.  One of his biggest successes comes when he and the Bravo staff come up with the "Housewives" franchise.

What I Thought Of It:   The first audio brought me hours of enjoyment in the car and this one did the same.  It would have been great to listen to them in order, but it still worked the way I did it.  I must be honest and say that this story made me laugh out loud and also brought a few tears during some very tender moments.  Andy has a great way in telling a story and has had quite and eventful life.  The best part of this was listening to how he went from a kid in St. Louis with a love for entertainment and celebrities to a full-fledged celebrity himself living the life he always wanted.  Dreams really can come true.  

Who Should Read It:  If you know Andy Cohen, then you need to read this book.  If you watch Bravo TV, then you should read this book.  I think anyone that enjoys a story about the rise of a person from their childhood all the way up to their dream coming true, then I think they will enjoy this story.  There is nothing too deep (although there is a moment here and there) in this memoir, but it is pure fun and enjoyable.  It made for a perfect audio book and brought me hours of fun, smiles, and laughs.  Happy Reading!  

Rating:  5 STARS out of 5 Stars

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