A little late, but this is what I read during May:
Coreyography by Corey Feldman
I opened up May with a rogue choice in reading; however if you know me, you know that I love the 80s, popular culture, and memoirs.
Feldman’s story is dark. As a child, he overcame mental and physical abuse at the hands of his mentally unstable mother and whoever her flavor of the time was. He overcame sexual abuse from the Hollywood industry, like his adolescent best friend, Corey Haim.
Feldman’s story has a content conclusion as he writes about his young son and his mother in such a manner that one believes that he has found light in the former and peace with the latter.
Brat: An 80s Story by Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy was my favorite member of the Brat Pack, and even though I was still in diapers at the peak of the Pack, nobody can convince me otherwise. It should come as no surprise that I preordered his memoir, Brat: An 80s Story.
McCarthy shares his struggle securing work and struggles with his family, in particular his father. He was discrete when it came to dishing on other actors even when one of them was not so discrete about McCarthy, specifically his skill as an actor, in the infamous New York magazine article.
I just know I am going to end up re-reading this one.
Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin
I have been falling down a Bravo reality rabbit hole lately. I started off vintage with Most Eligible Dallas and Courtney Loves Dallas and now I am working my way through the Real Housewives of Dallas, which reminded me of the show on ABC, GCB. The fictional series was based on the book, so I digested that over the course of three days.
Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
Naturally, as I was going down the Bravo reality rabbit hole, I felt the need to accompany the programming with the mind behind the madness.
I enjoyed Andy Cohen’s biography. I found his path drew many parallels with another favorite, Dave Holmes. They are both from St. Louis, both went to college in Boston, both work in media, and are both gay men.
As I have read Dave’s memoir countless times, I believe I will indulge in Andy’s again in the future.
The Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen
Even though I quit The Andy Warhol Diaires one hundred pages in, I bought The Andy Cohen Diaries along with Most Talkative. I did not love it as much as his memoir but it was easier to read than his inspiration. Very name droppy, though in the introduction he acknowledges this as part of his intent.
Superficial by Andy Cohen
I cracked Superficial and upon understanding it was written in the same format as the first, decided to postpone my second year-long narrative from Andy Cohen.