Andy Cohen “Most Talkative-Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture”

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Jason Dotley 2014

book review.

While Bravo head honcho Andy Cohen has been content to let Housewives and Top Chefs run their books up the New York Times bestseller lists, he has decided it’s time to come from “behind the curtain” and give us a tome of his own, appropriately titled “Most Talkative-Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture” (Henry Holt & Company).

 

The book details Cohen’s pre-Bravo days, and whether he is talking about lunching with Susan Lucci as a young college upstart, hitting the road with Dan Rather during Cohen’s tenure at CBS, or encounters with such divas as Tammy Faye Messner & Joan Collins, Cohen does so with the usual tongue in cheek humor & cheekiness that he displays on his weekly Bravo talk show, “Watch What Happens Live”. 

Cohen also gives us a peek into his childhood and family life, showing us how the Cohen clan nurtured the pop culture pioneer that he is, with his darling friends Graciela, Jeanne, and Jackie (definitely prototypes for future housewives) sprinkled throughout the book (the “Shawnee Incident” trickery that Cohen plays on his parents, Lou and Evelyn Cohen is an especially classic prank). 

Cohen’s run ins with classic divas and his affinity for pop culture and anything over the top reaches it’s height with the last third of the book, which gives us exactly what we wanted when we picked up the book-Bravo dish! From how the ” Real Housewives” and “Top Chef” came to be, to interesting casting tidbits and behind the scenes dish on those dramatic “Housewives” reunions, “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! 

 

book review.

While Bravo head honcho Andy Cohen has been content to let Housewives and Top Chefs run their books up the New York Times bestseller lists, he has decided it’s time to come from “behind the curtain” and give us a tome of his own, appropriately titled “Most Talkative-Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture” (Henry Holt & Company).