Coreyography

Coreyography

A Memoir

Book - 2013
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"Spares no details." --Starred Publishers Weekly Review

" An incredible read." --Richard Donner, Director

"People always ask me about life after childhood stardom. What would I say to parents of children in the industry? My only advice, honestly, is to get these kids out of Hollywood and let them lead normal lives." --Corey Feldman

A deeply personal and revealing Hollywood-survival story.

Lovable child star by age ten, international teen idol by fifteen, and to this day a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not only spent the entirety of his life in the spotlight, he's become just as famous for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such classic films as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand by Me . He's been linked to a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and adult entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a highly publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and with his frequent costar Corey Haim enjoyed immeasurable success as one half of the wildly popular duo "The Two Coreys," spawning seven films, a 1-900 number, and "Coreymania" in the process. What child of the eighties didn't have a Corey Feldman poster hanging in her bedroom, or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in his closet?

Now, in this brave and moving memoir, Corey is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

While Corey has managed to overcome the traps that ensnared so many other entertainers of his generation--he's still acting, is a touring musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen--many of those closest to him haven't been so lucky. In the span of one year, he mourned the passing of seven friends and family members, including Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. In the wake of those tragedies, he's spoken publicly about the dark side of fame, lobbied for legislation affording greater protections for children in the entertainment industry, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's biggest secret.

Coreyography is his surprising account of survival and redemption.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780312609337
Branch Call Number: 921 FEL
Characteristics: 280 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm

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Joanna_Rose
Dec 04, 2017

I was impressed by this memoir for many reasons. First, it seems that Corey wrote this himself without an additional writer. If that is true, I applaud him for really good writing. Maybe a really good editor too. The pacing was off in the last third of the book, but I get it, he was trying to get through about 15 years of life or so. His teenage years are the exciting ones, and he just needs to plow through the adult ones. He honestly addresses difficult topics including sexual abuse and addiction, and seems to have a real sense of humility which I'm assuming comes through true recovery. Bravo Corey! I am your fan.

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ssmithG
Mar 27, 2017

Growing up in the 80's watching all of these movies, it was really an eye opener to read that everything you see in the tabloids is not how it is in reality. Of course we all know this, but I would automatically assume that because someone is in movies, they must make a lot of money and have a generally easier experience in life. Not true at all! This is a heartbreaking read, but I'm glad I read it because I'll never look at the entertainment industry the same again. Corey Feldman was abused, exploited, and taken advantage of his entire childhood. It's amazing he turned out to be so positive in the end. Thank you for sharing your story with the world.

Emartini04 Mar 15, 2014

I enjoyed this memoir. Very powerful read.

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nannerl
Jan 23, 2014

He does some cruel things to Corey Haim and offers lame justifications. Then he tells Corey Haim's private business after he's dead, and portrays him in a bad way with no external evidence, saying for example that Haim wanted to have sex with him - what proof is there? The main thing I got from this book was that Feldman was jealous of Haim from the get-go, and did whatever he could to hurt him or bring him down.

soxfan84 Nov 06, 2013

Bought the Coreyography, and was worth the purchase.

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