Coreyography

Coreyography

A Memoir

Book - 2013
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"A deeply personal and revealing memoir and Hollywood-survival story by The Lost Boys and Stand By Me star We all know Corey Feldman from such iconic movies as Stand by Me, Gremlins, The Goonies, and The Lost Boys. Growing up onscreen, he exuded tough guy edge with a heart of gold. And he lived the life that went along with his success: he palled around with Michael Jackson, dated Drew Barrymore, and was best friends with Corey Haim (aka "the other Corey"). But now that two of those close friends--Haim and Jackson--have passed away, along with others, Corey has decided that it's time to come clean about his past, a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from whom he was emancipated at age fifteen, and a stint in rehab. He will zone in on his close friendship with Haim: the two actors shared a darker story of abuse, which led to Haim's lifelong battle with various addictions and his eventual death. Through it all, Corey has overcome the worst traps that have ensnared so many others of his generation, others who have not made it to where he is today--still acting, a touring musician, and a loving father. At the same time, he still fights for his career and his health, every single day. Coreyography is a tale of survival and redemption"--
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780312609337
Characteristics: 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,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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