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By Andy Cohen

What It’s About: You may be familiar with loudmouthed Cohen from Watch What Happens Live. But can you believe that he was once a closeted newsman? Here, we follow him on a journey from being a self-described “lazy-eyed” nerd meeting his idol, Susan Lucci, to a TV executive who’s helped shape one of the gayest networks in history.

Beach Burn: It’s difficult for Cohen to go even a few pages without references his Real Housewives franchise. But readers looking for an easy read will appreciate the book’s breezy pace as Cohen recounts awkward college stories, behind-the-scenes Hollywood dish, and the inspiring story of how an unlikely gay guy made it in Tinseltown.