Most Talkative [A Review]

Me (40 pounds and 2 years ago!) and Andy

I’m a long-time, die-hard Andy Cohen fan. When he made his front-of-the-camera debut hosting the reunion specials for the Real Housewives franchise, I started tweeting about how he needed his own show. Enter Watch What Happens Live; if you tweet it, it will come (forgive the Field of Dreams rip-off). In fact, I’ve called into the show 4 times; I’m a devoted fan.

Andy has taken the late-night TV world by storm, and so when I heard of his book deal through my in-house network (the perks of being in the industry), and then read the words in the blogosphere weeks later, I knew this was a book that I’d have to read.

So glad that I finally did.

Andy is fascinating — his news background, coupled with his coming of age and coming out experiences — I have a new-found impression of him.

Andy is a true storyteller. I felt so engaged through each chapter, and yet my favorite reference in the entire book was to Reverend Angley.

This book was a great beach read, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the world of broadcast journalism. Andy’s references to the news industry will be an eye-opener for anyone unfamiliar with his CBS past. I was fortunate to be slightly aware as I had just worked on Dan Rather’s book, and made sure to watch the episode of Watch What Happens Live! when Dan was a guest.

My only caution has nothing to do with the book, but the format I chose to read it in. I read the book on my iPad through the Kindle app, and was a bit disappointed by the way it looked. It felt like an unedited galley — because I did find a few miscellaneous errors.

That said, pick up a copy — however you prefer to read it — and you will not be disappointed.

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