The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year by Andy Cohen
I enjoy memoirs of famous people. I have a quite tainted view of my relationships with people I only know from television. I forget we aren’t real friends and that I only watch them, that there’s no engagement happening.
I’m a Real Housewife junkie. I’ve watched them all since the beginning. I actually started with the first season of the Orange County girls when I would be up late with my infant daughter, who is now 11, for hours on end. I was instantly hooked. Not only do I DVR all of them, but I have a slight problem. They have the same effect on me that MTV’s Real World used to have on me in college. If I sit down to watch a marathon, I can forget about getting anything else done for the day.
I’m also a huge Andy Cohen fan. I can let the fact that he is a die-hard Cardinals fan slip by #raisedroyal. My friend and I went to Andy and Anderson Cooper’s live show last fall and it was as amazing as I thought it would be.
Pair that with listening to his book on audio, and I was in heaven. Andy, if you read this, I’ve spent many hours wondering why I’m not working as a Real Housewife analyst like they have for sports. I would be your girl if you ever need someone to critique any of the girls.
I love that Andy is real. He shows us his good points and his not-so-good points. I love that because it was an audiobook, he could use his Cher impersonations and others while telling us the stories. As I listened to him, I really felt like I was listening to an old friend tell me stories of his day. Pair that with my already slightly blurred lines of reality television and my life, and I was set.
Most of the time while I listened to this book, I was walking and I found myself laughing out loud, probably looking like an idiot through most of this book but it was definitely worth it.
I can’t wait to read his other books, but I am on the waiting list for them.