Coreyography: A Memoir

By Corey Feldman

"Spares no details." ―Starred Publishers Weekly Review

"An extraordinary read." ―Richard Donner, Director

"People regularly inquire from me approximately lifestyles after adolescence stardom. What could I say to oldsters of youngsters within the undefined? My merely recommendation, truthfully, is to get those teenagers out of Hollywood and allow them to lead basic lives." ―Corey Feldman

A deeply own and revealing Hollywood-survival story.

Lovable baby megastar by way of age ten, overseas teenager idol through fifteen, and to this present day a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not just spent the whole lot of his existence within the highlight, he is turn into simply as recognized for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such vintage movies as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand through Me. he is been associated with a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and grownup entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a hugely publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and along with his widespread costar Corey Haim loved immeasurable good fortune as one half the wildly well known duo "The Coreys," spawning seven motion pictures, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the approach. What baby of the eighties did not have a Corey Feldman poster striking in her bed room, or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in his closet?

Now, during this courageous and relocating memoir, Corey is revealing the reality approximately what his existence used to be like backstage: His is a prior that integrated actual, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional relatives from which he used to be emancipated at age fifteen, 3 high-profile arrests for drug ownership, a nine-month stint in rehab, and an extended, sluggish move slowly again to the head of the field office.

While Corey has controlled to beat the traps that ensnared such a lot of different entertainers of his generation―he's nonetheless appearing, is a traveling musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen―many of these closest to him have not been so fortunate. within the span of 1 yr, he mourned the passing of 7 family and friends participants, together with Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. within the wake of these tragedies, he is spoken publicly concerning the darkish aspect of reputation, lobbied for laws affording higher protections for kids within the leisure undefined, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's greatest secret.

Coreyography is his remarkable account of survival and redemption.

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It’s simply how it is. He could be the worst father on the earth, yet he nonetheless places nutrition at the desk. possibly it’s the one approach he is aware to teach you're keen on, yet at the very least you recognize he loves you, even in a few form of fucked-up, dysfunctional approach. So whilst this man starts off trash-talking your dad, you should battle through the roof. I don’t care what you assert. I don’t care should you get a hold of your individual line. yet i must see that rage. ” I had by no means relatively skilled rage ahead of. worry, convinced. discomfort, definitely. Anger, even, yet now not rage. My feelings have been in most cases rumbling lower than the outside, type of a gentle simmer; I had by no means particularly allowed myself to blow up. I didn’t be aware of what rage was once purported to appear like. So, I did the one factor I knew to do. I borrowed a line. My first reputable contribution to a screenplay—“I’m gonna rip your head off and shit down your neck”—was cribbed from a film referred to as physician Detroit, during which Dan Aykroyd performs a faculty professor posing as a pimp. instantly after the disagreement with Pressman comes my vast emotional breakdown. I consider pondering, this is often it! this can be my second! I’ve fairly bought to bring. i used to be going to need to cry on cue. i assumed of each undesirable factor that had ever occurred to me, all of the instances my mom had informed me she hated me or that she sought after me lifeless, yet I nonetheless needed to rainy my eyes with a bit spit. I nonetheless needed to enable a person at the creation workforce blow menthol vapor in my eyes until eventually i may produce my very own tears. So in any case, it seemed like i used to be crying, yet I wasn’t. Weeks later, as I sat there looking at River crying through the campfire, tears and snot streaming down his face, i noticed simply how a lot I had dropped the ball. River had relatively pulled it out and that i hadn’t. i used to be so dissatisfied in myself. humans don’t usually discover simply how tricky it truly is, specifically for a kid, to dredge up all these feelings. simply because whilst the scene is over, they don’t simply depart. there are many humans who’ve spent a hell of loads of money and time in psychotherapy, studying the way to stream past previous accidents or resentments. As an actor, although, you’re attempting to mine your earlier for stories, to carry all these previous fears and hurts to the outside and use them in a scene. but if it’s over, you don’t be aware of what to do with all these emotions, so that you turn out stuffing them down even extra and jogging round feeling lovely depressing for the next day to come or . i used to be depressing for weeks. i used to be thoroughly confident that everyone’s paintings some distance exceeded mine. i used to be simply shattered that River had controlled genuine tears. It wasn’t until eventually years later that I discovered the reality. “They blew that menthol stuff in my eyes, too, man,” he as soon as informed me, once we received jointly for a meal in L. A. “What? ” “Yeah, anyone came visiting and blew in my eyes until eventually i began to cry. ” “But it appeared so genuine. So plausible. ” i used to be surprised. “Well, the sentiments have been real,” he acknowledged. “But I nonetheless wanted a few support with the tears. ” * * * Wil Wheaton as soon as explained—in an interview with NPR—what he idea was once the major to face through Me’s good fortune: Rob Reiner discovered 4 younger boys who primarily have been the characters we performed.

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