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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Five questions: Andy Cohen of Bravo

Bravo TV personality Andy Cohen shares his tales of success and embarrassment in Most Talkative (Henry Holt, $25). Cohen, 43, chatted

Andy Cohen's new book is entitled 'Most Talkative.'

Andy Cohen's new book is entitled 'Most Talkative.'

Andy Cohen's new book is entitled 'Most Talkative.'


1. In high school, you were voted "most talkative and biggest gossip." What superlative would friends give you today?

Most talkative and biggest gossip.

2. How would you describe the book?

There's some good dish on the Housewives, but mostly it's the story of how a gay closeted kid from St. Louis who grew up an inch away from TV wound up making and being on TV. It's a dream come true.

3. You reread old journals for research?

There were lots of stories about how my mouth has gotten me into trouble. There was a time when I was an intern at CBS News and someone pulled me aside to tell me to "tone it down." I was just like, well, this is hilarious.

4. Dream guest on Watch What Happens Live?

A great female politician like Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama or

Sarah Palin.

5. What advice do you want to give readers?

Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck


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