If you’ve hung around this site for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE Bravo.
When we got rid of traditional cable and decided to watch TV with Roku, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, one of my biggest concerns was “how will I get my Bravo fix?” Luckily, Bravo is available to watch using the Roku via Sling and what is even better is that this California girl can watch her Housewives and other favorite Bravo shows while folks on the East coast watch it. Yes, that’s right, I get to watch my shows three hours before the rest of my West coast friends friends. WIN!
Most Talkative by Andy Cohen was the 11th book I’ve finished this year for my 2016 reading challenge and the fourth from my summer reading list. I read his second book (The Andy Cohen Diaries) last year and loved it, so I was excited to sit down with his first book.
This book begins with Andy Cohen writing about a time he scored an interview with Susan Lucci while he was in college and goes back to his early life when his obsession with pop culture began. We learn about how he got his start in television at CBS and how that led to his current position as host of Bravo’s talk show Watch What Happens Live and his post as an executive at the station. The story is filled with celebrity interview stories, insider Housewives gossip and laugh out loud stories from his childhood and days at CBS.
I absolutely LOVED this book. I’m sure that’s no big surprise since I just told you how much I love Bravo, but learning more about Andy’s childhood and background made me adore him even more. It’s rare that I literally laugh out loud while reading a book and I did it on MANY occasions. I had a few late night reading sessions where I had to hold my laughter in so I wouldn’t wake up Travis. Along with laughing out loud, I certainly shed a few tears. This book made Andy incredibly endearing and someone you just can’t help but like. I wasn’t super familiar with what his life was like growing up (though I’ve seen his parents and sister a few times on his show) or his life before Bravo, so I enjoyed reading all about that and how a serendipitous chain of events led to his current job. The parts of the book that revolved around his sexuality and struggling over when to come out to his friends and family were powerful and gave me even more respect for him. Andy’s writing is fantastic and incredibly personable – you really feel like you’re just sitting and having a conversation with him. I wish this book would have gone on forever, but I know he’s coming out with a new one soon that I’m looking forward to reading.
Buy this book and read it now!
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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