Coreyography by Corey Feldman

Coreyography

By Corey Feldman

  • Publication Date: 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 198 Ratings)

Book Overview

"Spares no details." —Publishers Weekly (Starred 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


The New York Times Bestseller
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.

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Recent Reviews

  • Great read!

    5
    By Katieapple1
    Really great read and a page turner. Very interesting to see inside the life and mind of Mr. Feldman, who we all grew up watching. I Highly recommend the book if you are, or ever were, a fan of his!
  • Coreyography

    5
    By supa_sarah
    Amazing! I couldn't put it down read it for a day straight! I grew up in the same time and knew everyone talked about.. Tell the story the truth and what needs to be said for many other children in this business.. It's not to late.. These people are ruining people's lives the late Corey Haim could have had a lifelong career! RIP find peace beautiful one!! Corey Feldman I pray for you to give you all that you need.. Strength, courage, forgiveness.. And what a great blessing your son!! Love him! All my love.. Born in 1976 Sarah
  • Corey's biography

    5
    By Woundnurse72
    A great read and opportunity to develop understanding for Corey. Was a huge fan growing up and it has turned into respect and admiration, because he is still standing after all the abuse he has faced. An excellent read.
  • AMAZING!!! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

    5
    By Libby80
    I could not set this down. I was excited, heartbroken, sad, and intrigued. I never knew the life Corey lived was so sad and how much loss he endured over the year, in addition to abuse of all kinds. He is a true inspiration to many out there going through similar issues. I am grateful he also shared his best friends life and the horrible things he endured as well. May Corey Haim rest in peace. I highly recommend this book as a way to take a step into what Hollywood life can really be like and what young actors and actresses sometimes endure and end up doing to provide entertainment to many of us! A must read!
  • Save your money

    1
    By Ag1988mrl
    Kinda funny how he waits till corey Haim dies to write a crappy book that's filled with lies about Haim... Save your ten dollars!
  • Real reveal

    4
    By hotmel86
    A very inside look of the why’s and what happens to many child stars. I am so glad he came through and survived such a turbulent start in life to come out on the other side and tell his truth. I have a new found respect for Corey the man.
  • Dbag

    1
    By mateojones
    What a twisted story with the 'truth' being told by the survivor. Unfortunate that, under the guise of disclosure, someone would try to hide their own abuses behind someone else's. Altogether a lesson on the pitfalls of a lack of parental protection.
  • Coreyography

    5
    By Aaron Jon
    I really loved this book!!! It was so great! Kinda sad, and touching. I love, love, loved this book.
  • An amazing journey

    5
    By 💕LeeLee💕
    Corey, I hope you understand how much your honesty regarding your personal journey has allowed me to, and many other I'm sure, to reflect on my own journey. Although I have never experienced fame, having money, or a consuming addiction, we have all been molded by our pasts, our parents, our struggle to find ourselves; and the pain and regret that we try our best to bury in order to stay afloat. Your brave honesty touched my heart, and helped me to dig down to my own roots, and follow each branch of hurt, pain, and heartbreak that led to my decision making, choices and cries for attention. I was able to recognize many of the "cause and effects" that have made me who I am today. I have been a devoted fan of your since the beginning, and was never swayed by negative media attention. But at the same time, I am beyond ecstatic that you have turned your life into a Victory. Of course that doesn't mean there are not still tough times, but you don't allow the negative to define you. Coreyography is such an inspirational, self-reflective journey that you allow the readers to take along with you, in the process helping us identify a lot within ourselves. Thank you Corey. thank you!
  • Really well written

    5
    By An Artist Unknown
    Man was this an enjoyable read. It is extremely well written. It gave me an entirely new respect for Feldman.

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