Corey Feldman’s recent Today Show appearance and musical performance catapulted him into the trending topics on social media, with most saying the performance was ridiculous at worst, bizarre at best. Say what you will about the former child star of such films as The Lost Boys and Stand By Me: he’s a survivor.
Feldman’s bestselling 2013 memoir Coreyography has been met with overwhelming praise from the public and critics alike. From Amazon:
“He narrates in a straightforward, conversational style that spares no details when it comes to darker subject matter…Fans of Feldman and those with an interest in the entertainment industry will appreciate the author’s voice and anecdotes while feeling his pain.” ―Starred Publishers Weekly Review
“As director and producer of many films that have featured child actors, I’d thought I’d seen and heard it all. Coreyography both entertained and delighted me with stories of Corey Feldman’s life in Hollywood, as well as the Brat Pack. It shocked me even more. It’s a book written from the heart, about a young man who is extremely talented and obviously pained; and that pain gave him the insight and ability to write a book that shed some real light on what happens to youth in Hollywood. An incredible read.” ―Richard Donner, Director
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.