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Superficial: More Adventures from The Andy Cohen Diaries

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The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen Diaries

The megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night.

Since the publication of his last book, Andy has toured the country with his sidekick Anderson Cooper, hit the
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Hardcover, 357 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Elizabeth
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If you are a "BRAVOholic" and "FANdy" (like me), I highly recommend the audio version of all of his books. It's like having Andy at your kitchen table spilling secrets, and it's MUCH funnier, and certainly more enjoyable that way! Listening and Laughing to this fun, perfectly silly, highly entertaining "audio book" is my secret to surviving TRAFFIC! - Hey, whatever works!! :-)

SUSAN   *Nevertheless,she persisted*
Aptly named,this book was overflowing with first world problems,braggadoccio and name dropping. It reminded me of a "Subway" sandwich,very little meat and a lot of filler.
Gina *loves sunshine*
Andy Cohen - funny...dishy...jetsetting...and yes superficial!! This book is a diary continuation that picks up right where his previous book left off and follows the same format - his day to day life through summer 2016. I would highly suggesting reading the previous book first - that sets a better tone for the content and how the book rolls. I listened to the audio version, which is the best way to read this book. You get Andy's life straight from him - makes it more authentic. I enjoyed it! ...more
Jeff
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Superficial, Shallow, and Narcissistic

I've read all of Andy Cohen's books. This one appears to me as a stream of conscienceness on speed. I think I have a love/hate thing with AC. I admire his politics and his ability to have a pulpit for them. I don't admire his stereotypical gay man in a bar attitude. His shaming of people who aren't attractive to him is sad. I also see his overuse of drugs and booze to be typical social scene. He tells us he's wealthy. He tells us he's hung. I found out he's
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Stephanie Griffin
Feb 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
OH MY GOD, HOW BORING CAN YOU GET??!
Steven Walle
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this humorist's book. I had never heard of him. I listened to it on audio book. The author was the reader. I recommend this book highly.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Steven
Chris
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you read his previous book, "The Andy Cohen Diaries", this is just more of the same. I got pretty bored reading this one, since it was so much like his previous above mentioned book. It just wasn' as interesting for some reason. Glad it was a library book.
Cassie
I was hoping for more dish or more than a foot bath's worth of insight into anything going on in Andy Cohen's life. His diary was basically a long recounting of all the stuff he checked off his to-do list over the period of a year and a half. Maybe the only thing that really surprised me was how much of a pothead Andy is, and recreational drug use is always the most boring part of any diarist/memoirist's life as far as I'm concerned. Yawn.
Kristin
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
I didn't mind the diary format of his last book. This one just seems lazy and boring. Too many random thoughts, not enough interesting anecdotes.
Kelli
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not for everyone, but I love Andy Cohen and I love to hear about his life and his closest friends. I think he is a hoot! And I Love his relationship with his parents.
Janine
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have had a love/hate relationship with Andy Cohen for a long time. I LOVED him as the host of the Housewives reunions, and appreciated his role in bringing the Housewives to my TV for my viewing pleasure. I felt like I should enjoy him when he hosted WWHL, but I HATED that show for a long, long time. There was something about his too-chipper, over-eager demeanor that I just couldn't stand.

And then, somewhere along the line...I found myself not quite as put off by WWHL. Whether it was seeing
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Jennifer
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5/5 stars

Superficial is the follow-up to The Andy Cohen Diaries. However, you definitely don't need to have read that book to be able to follow this book.

This book is written in diary format and follows Andy from September 2014 to June 2016. There are no chapters, just dates with diary entries.

I am not a big Andy Cohen fan. But I've seen him co-host with Kelly Ripa. And I've seen him do the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion shows. I heard him talking about this book and it sounded
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Sonia
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: autobiography
I'm going to begin with saying that I love Andy. Love his show and his previous two books. However, I feel that there was something missing from this book. Maybe it was too similar to the last one. Which makes sense since they are both diaries and his life didn't change that much. I think I liked the first one more because it was more light hearted this one he was more unhappy and lonely and I felt bad. I just want him to be happy and have a partner to settle down with and have a HEA. There were ...more
Alex Simons
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andy Cohen's Diaries, volumes 1 & 2, are the epitome of the term "guilty pleasure." I have never watched the various "Housewives of..." shows, or any of his other Bravo oeuvre, but the diaries are compulsive reading. He doesn't care if he comes across as likeable or not, neurotic or not, etc., he just lays it all out and you can take him or leave him. His NYC is a bustling place, full of famous friends and things to do, while his vacations, especially on Barry Diller and Diane von ...more
Erin Heyman
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Exactly like his last book but with a few new & interesting "storylines" to follow (his book tour, launching of his satellite radio station, blossoming relationship with his still current boyfriend). Beyond that, it was more of the same. And just like with his last book, I couldn't wait to be finished with it. I still Andy Cohen, though! ...more
Ada-Marie
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I listened to Andy Cohen read this on audiobook. Definitely entertaining for walking or plane ride, but the title is pretty accurate. And I'm not sure I'm cool enough to know all of Andy's friends by first name or initials only, so I only knew who he was talking about 23% of the time.
Cathy C Nash
Jan 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Very disappointed. Won't be reading anymore AC books.
Sandy Lenahan
If you like watching WWHL or the Housewives and their reunion shows then you've probably already read Superficial or his 2 previous titles loving and laughing through every page! Even if you aren't a Housewives fan or don't recognize who Andy Cohen is the book is still a hoot.

There's never a dull moment as you go thru Andy's journals for 2014 to 2016. He tours with buddy Anderson Cooper, takes Sarah Jessica Parker (forever known as SJP) to the Met Ball, tries to find the perfect man, deals with
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Becky R.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pretty standard fare for anyone who has read Andy's first book, all in journal/diary style. If you like BRAVO and have watched The Real Housewives series, this book is almost a "behind the scenes" for those Andy encounters from the BRAVO world and Hollywood. You definitely get a huge inside look at his life, and he is a pretty brave and candid guy. Admittedly, I really like Andy Cohen and find him hilarious. If you're not a fan of his or BRAVO, this might not be for you.
Stephanie Spiess
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read the audio book since I have a long 1 hour commute to work everyday. Andy Cohen had me laughing every morning and evening. I definitely recommend if you're looking for something light and fun!
Marsha Hood
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my favorite of all his books. Laughed out loud many times.
Vanna
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fun read (audiobook). Much like his first diary book.
Jessica
Did I really just read this whole book? Welp...someone gave it to me, so in I dived. Le sigh.
Joanna
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A light, fun read with just enough dirt spilled. Got a signed copy at one of his Palm restaurant book tour stops.
Laura
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is very similar to its predecessor. Cohen's days and nights blur together, gym work, lunch, dinner, almost constant name dropping. It's fun, but I was hoping for something a little different. This isn't bad, but there really wasn't any change or growth here. If anything, he's almost more narcissistic than in the past. And there's way too much Wacha for my taste.

This would be a good beach read. I think you would either read this, or 'Diaries', and this is more current. It's a lot of
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Tori Hoeschler
Dec 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
At the risk of being horribly offensive, this book read like a Bravo version of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"; once you've read the first chapter, you've read them all, and they're so painful in equal measure. This makes me so sad but I literally hated this book. What happened??? The Andy Cohen Diaries was AMAZING! It was fun, light, and actually told a semblance of a story. By contrast, Superficial read like a frantic daily planner of an overly stimulated, somewhat jaded, and super exhausted ...more
Meredith Johns
I have always enjoyed Andy Cohen, his previous books, and his tv show. This book was exactly like the last one and it took a 1/4 of the way through to start to enjoy it. However, once I got to that part, it was a quick, easy read. It's always fun to hear behind the scenes gossip of "bravolebrities."
Nikki Sumrow
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun, light and easy read. For people complaining it is shallow—it's called Superficial! It's supposed to be shallow. If you love pop culture, this book is like candy.
Shawn
Jan 07, 2017 added it
Starting 2017 with some heavy hitting topics.
Wendy Gilbert
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Andy Cohen is an American television executive, host, and author. As of 2012, he is the Executive Vice President of Development and Talent at the Bravo cable television network, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. He is also the host of the network's nightly live talk show Watch What Happens Live and the author of a memoir, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. He is the first ...more
“SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015 SantaCon today (again—it feels like it’s twice a year) in the 60-degree weather. Gay people don’t seem to take part in it, which is interesting because it’s all about costumes and drinking. It’s all straight, buffoonish guys who I’m pretty sure wind up doing it with dudes at the end of the night. I don’t know why.” 0 likes
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