Coreyography: A Memoir by Corey Feldman

By Corey Feldman

"Spares no details." —Starred Publishers Weekly Review

“An fantastic read.” —Richard Donner, Director

"People continually question me approximately existence after formative years stardom. What could I say to oldsters of youngsters within the undefined? My merely recommendation, in truth, is to get those childrens out of Hollywood and allow them to lead basic lives." —Corey Feldman

A deeply own and revealing Hollywood-survival story.

Lovable baby celebrity by way of age ten, foreign youngster idol by means of fifteen, and to today a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not just spent everything of his existence within the highlight, he's develop into simply as recognized for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such vintage motion pictures as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand through Me. He's 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 luck as one 1/2 the wildly well known duo "The Coreys," spawning seven motion pictures, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the strategy. What baby of the eighties didn't have a Corey Feldman poster placing 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 was once like backstage: His is a prior 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 a protracted, 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 haven't been so fortunate. within the span of 1 12 months, he mourned the passing of 7 family and friends participants, together with Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. within the wake of these tragedies, he's spoken publicly concerning the darkish part 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 amazing account of survival and redemption.

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I asked. ‘Yes. We like it here. ’ ‘Kufr Cana, the village where Christ changed the water to wine. We get many tourists visiting the church. ’ ‘No, never. And it’s my first time here on this mountain. It is so beautiful. ’ ‘It’s a good view of the Horns of Hittin. ’ I mused. ’ ‘They left. They took the boats and left. ’ ‘But they could not have had time to leave. ’ The other man, who had been silently expressing approval of his friend’s assertions, indicated that the Muslims had been kind to Christians.

This is my country, not his. I teach this to my three-year-old son. We Palestinians who live here know that the presence of Israel is not going to be for long. They will end up leaving, just like the Crusaders. ’ Not too far away an Israeli teacher in Orthodox clothing was instructing a group of young schoolchildren in a booming voice about the religious significance of this place: the partisans of the Maccabees had hidden in caves just below where we stood. They had sought refuge here and were slaughtered in 161 BCE by the Syrian general Baccides.

It distressed me to hear this young man distorting history. The more we spoke the more I realised how deeply antagonistic he was to the Christian Palestinians. ’ I asked him. ‘No. ’ ‘The editor of Al Karmil and one of the first to write about Zionism. He was a Christian. ’ I felt their discomfort when I confirmed that I was Christian and I found myself feeling annoyed at having to be defensive about the religion into which I was born. I was thinking in particular of Najib. Not that the Israeli leadership did not try to win the Christians to their side, as they had succeeded in doing with the Druze, who practise a religion that is an offshoot of Islam with its own unique features.

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