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Corey Feldman: Once lovable as a child, now a survivor and redemptor

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Loveable child star by age ten, international teen sensation by fifteen, and an enduring pop culture icon, Corey Feldman has not only spent the entirety of his life in the spotlight, he’s become just as famous for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such classic films as Gremlins, The Goonies and Stand by Me. He’s been linked to a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil and adult entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a highly-publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and most notably with his frequent costar, Corey Haim, enjoyed immeasurable success as one half of the wildly popular duo “the Two Coreys,” spawning seven films, a 1-900 number, and “Coreymania” in the process.
What child of the '80s didn’t have a Corey Feldman poster hanging in their bedroom or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in their closet? In his brave and moving memoir, Coreyography (St. Martin’s Press, $24.99), Feldman reveals the truth about his life behind the cameras and tabloid covers. Feldman discusses his past that included drug addiction, physical and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.
While Feldman has managed to overcome the traps that ensnared so many other entertainers of his generation—he’s still acting, is a touring musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen—many of those closest to him haven’t been so lucky. In the span of one year, he mourned the passing of seven friends and family members, including Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. In the wake of those tragedies, he’s spoken publicly about the dark side of fame, lobbied for legislation affording greater protections for children in the entertainment industry, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood’s biggest secret. Coreyography is his surprising account of survival and redemption.

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