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By Corey Feldman

"Spares no details." ―Starred Publishers Weekly Review

"An wonderful read." ―Richard Donner, Director

"People continually inquire from me approximately existence after formative years stardom. What could I say to oldsters of kids within the undefined? My simply recommendation, in truth, 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 big name by means of age ten, foreign youngster idol by way of 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 well-known for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such vintage movies as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand via 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 common costar Corey Haim loved immeasurable luck as one half the wildly well known duo "The Coreys," spawning seven motion pictures, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the method. 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 lifestyles used to be like behind the curtain: His is a prior that incorporated actual, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family members from which he was once emancipated at age fifteen, 3 high-profile arrests for drug ownership, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a protracted, sluggish move slowly again to the pinnacle 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 individuals, together with Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. within the wake of these tragedies, he is spoken publicly concerning the darkish facet 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 largest secret.

Coreyography is his astounding account of survival and redemption.

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I merely desired to paintings in tough, creative, redeeming roles. If that intended that I didn’t paintings for a while—if it intended I by no means labored again—that used to be going to need to be ok. i used to be going to need to swallow my satisfaction. i might need to take a jump of religion. bankruptcy 21 In February 2004 I learn a unusual script for an self reliant movie from an up-and-coming Spanish director. once I leafed via it, the characters, the digital camera path, it all instantly leaped from the web page. It used to be a wildly bold undertaking, and my position, that of the sheltered, socially inept Norman Forrester, used to be the performing chance I have been awaiting. I spoke with the director, a then-twenty-six-year-old Eugenio Mira, and fast came upon that he was once charismatic, packed with strength, and—like me—an unabashed lover of movie. He additionally had vast plans for the creation: not just could the movie be shot in “real time,” yet my personality will be in each shot of the motion picture. no longer each scene, brain you—every unmarried shot. It was once a big volume of accountability, yet Susie and that i have been stoked and we agreed to go back and forth to Spain for the three-month shoot. It was once the second one piece of fine information we had bought that yr. via the spring of 2004, Susie and that i found that we have been going to have a toddler. * * * Barcelona is an immense, vivid, cosmopolitan urban. It’s the house of Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, of the main recognized works via the surrealist architect Antoni Gaudí. It’s additionally a urban of small hills; our lodge suite used to be perched on the most sensible of 1, and we had an enormous view from our fourth-floor balcony. in fact, dwelling in Barcelona for 3 months additionally got here with its demanding situations. In 2004, Spain nonetheless felt greatly like a rustic of people who smoke; humans lit up near to far and wide, which might be a bit uncomfortable while you’re touring with a pregnant spouse. consuming, after all, is additionally a part of the culture—it’s thoroughly applicable to drink in the course of lunch; in reality, there has been constantly a bottle of wine on our desk. And when you understand something approximately Spanish meals, good, it’s no longer precisely vegetarian-friendly. Susie and that i carried round a bit tourist’s guidebook, which was once alleged to aspect us towards the city’s few meat-free eating places. We went to one—an Italian-style bistro—and have been surprised to discover “horse steak” at the menu. (So a lot for vegetarianism. ) nonetheless, filming The Birthday used to be the most exhilarating and intriguing expert stories of my existence. The Birthday played good at the competition circuit—it gained top paintings path and used to be nominated for most sensible movie on the Sitges movie pageant in Sitges, Spain; I gained top Actor on the Luxemburg movie Festival—and earned a theatrical unencumber in Spain. yet, as so frequently occurs with small self reliant productions, it did not safe American distribution. Eugenio Mira has a vibrant future—he used to be a moment unit director at the really good 2012 movie The most unlikely, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and his most recent movie, Grand Piano, has been known as probably the most expected releases of 2013.

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