Coreyography by Corey Feldman
Dream A Little Dream’s psychedelic story has been a long standing favorite in my DVD collection. If it was ever released to Blu-Ray, I’d be all over it. Outside of Wil Wheaton, which I’ve talked in length about in the past, Corey Feldman was my other childhood crush. Heck, I told the world I’d only go to my high school reunion if Corey Feldman would be my date. Needless to say, I never got in touch with Corey, and I did not attend my reunion.
I sort of came across Coreyography by coincidence. I’m the person who can spend hours looking for a movie on Netflix and never decide to watch anything becuase it was more fun to look at titles then to pick something. I can do the same things with books. I can spend hours looking up titles, must read lists of varying genera and topics, I can wander a book store and be lost for good. I was on one of these rampages when I came across this book. Of course, with my long time love affair of Dream A Little Dream, and Corey, I bought it right away. Downloaded both the kindle version as well as the audible audiobook because Corey Feldman reads it. How better to enjoy a book than when it’s read by the author.
Maybe it is my fascination with people’s lives that caused me to gobble this book in just a few days, or maybe it was because it was a genuinely well written book. Either way, it was an interesting read.
Corey Feldman talks about everything from his best friend, Corey Haim, to Michael Jackson, his film carrier, his family, and his and Haim’s sexual abuse as a child stars in Hollywood. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Corey didn’t dwell on any one topic too long, leaving me both wanting more and moving to the next event keeping me engaged until I’d finished the book. It felt like the tip of an iceberg, you know there’s depths undiscovered, but your still awe in with what can be seen.
There is little doubt to any of us that some people in this world have lived very hard, yet fascinating lives. I am glad to read that despite the abuse, the struggle, the loss, that Corey Feldman continues to thrive and make a positive impact on society. I was lost in his words until the very last page. Chalk it up to a 30 year fondness, or someone who can legitimately tell a story and keep his reader engaged.