Coreyography: A Memoir

By Corey Feldman

"Spares no details." ―Starred Publishers Weekly Review

"An outstanding read." ―Richard Donner, Director

"People continually question me approximately existence after formative years stardom. What might I say to folks of kids within the undefined? My in simple terms suggestion, truthfully, is to get those young ones out of Hollywood and allow them to lead general lives." ―Corey Feldman

A deeply own and revealing Hollywood-survival story.

Lovable baby megastar by way of age ten, foreign teenager idol through fifteen, and to today 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 by way of 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 good fortune as one 1/2 the wildly renowned duo "The Coreys," spawning seven motion pictures, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the procedure. What baby of the eighties did not have a Corey Feldman poster putting 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 backstage: His is a previous that incorporated actual, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional relations 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, gradual 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 performing, 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 in regards to the darkish part of status, lobbied for laws affording larger protections for kids within the leisure undefined, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's greatest secret.

Coreyography is his unbelievable account of survival and redemption.

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So, whilst Ralph Kaufman invited me over to his position, I went. Ralph had lately moved out of the home he shared together with his father, all of the means throughout city, to an residence only a block clear of my apartment. Harold Pruett was once there that evening; for a few cause, he was once staying with Ralph for a number of weeks. Harold and that i stayed up past due doing cocaine (Ralph wasn’t a lot of a drug consumer to my knowledge), till Ralph wear a porno. He took a seat subsequent to me at the sofa. I have been listening to rumors that Ralph can be homosexual, even that Ralph could be into younger boys, yet he had by no means made an increase aimed toward me. He had continuously appeared quite basic, in truth, like anyone i'll belief. while he placed that porn movie on, although, I felt my chest tighten, my belly grab. “Too undesirable we can’t get a few women over the following, correct? ” he stated, smiling. I grunted. There wasn’t the rest i'll say. “Does this flip you on? ” he requested. I knew the place this used to be going. I confident him to show off the tape, informed him that i used to be simply quite drained. not anything else occurred that evening. a number of nights later, besides the fact that, whatever did. Harold and that i handed out at the mattress. while I awakened, Ralph used to be on me, precisely the means Ron have been. This time, i used to be capable of care for it extra without delay. I pulled up my pants and ran around the highway, again to my dad’s house, and cried for the remainder of the evening. For purposes that I nonetheless don’t thoroughly comprehend, i've got a troublesome time telling humans no, a troublesome time spotting whilst somebody isn’t to be depended on. I desperately are looking to see the nice in humans. I desperately desired to think that every one of those humans in my lifestyles have been unswerving and precise neighbors. simply because what would it not suggest in the event that they weren’t? What could that say approximately my lifestyles? Slowly, even if, over a interval of decades, i might start to become aware of that a number of the humans I had surrounded myself with have been monsters. Ralph used to inform us that he’d gotten his huge holiday starring because the little child within the Jungle ebook, the outdated live-action motion picture, filmed a few years ahead of the lively Disney model, that invoice Kaufman used to be really his step-dad, the one that had helped get Ralph into the company. None of that grew to become out to be precise. invoice Kaufman wasn’t Ralph’s step-dad; invoice Kaufman was once Ralph’s lover. jointly, Ralph and invoice were operating jointly, coercing younger males into their domestic. i used to be simply the newest in a chain of boys to be groomed. i used to be shattered, disgusted, devastated. i wanted a few normalcy in my lifestyles. So, I referred to as Michael Jackson. * * * Michael Jackson’s international, loopy because it sounds, had turn into my satisfied position. He used to be adamantly opposed to medications and alcohol, he used to be tremendous straightlaced; I couldn’t even swear round him. Being with Michael introduced me again to my innocence. whilst i used to be with Michael, it used to be like being ten years outdated back. “Let’s do anything fun,” he acknowledged. We have been sitting within the eating room at Hayvenhurst. We had simply entire dinner. It used to be a unprecedented evening, due to the fact that nobody else was once domestic. “Do you might have any rules? ” “You inform me,” I acknowledged. “It’s your place. ” “Should we visit Disneyland?

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