Bravo’s Andy Cohen Releases the Daddy Diaries: the Year I Grew Up

In his new book, the beloved TV host dishes on the beautiful and tough parts of parenthood and how he balances “the most important job of his life” as a father with his thriving career.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published May 9, 2023
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Famous for getting Bravo’s most iconic characters from programs like Vanderpump Rules to spill the tea, Andy Cohen, is now dishing on the drama of parenting in his new book The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up.

The star’s third biography officially hit shelves May 9 and follows Cohen from “bottle service to baby bottles in a hilarious, heartwarming and name-dropping account of the most important year of his life,” according to the book’s Amazon preview.

The book opens with a hangover the morning after an “epic New Year’s Eve” broadcast and follows Cohen through his adjustment from a Manhattan socialite, out late every night on the town, to early mornings spent with his 9-month-old daughter Lucy, and son Ben, 4, and days spent navigating playground drama and single parenting. Bravo fans will love the intermingling of juicy Housewives drama and the hijinks behind Cohen’s show Watch What Happens Live.

While the tome is certainly ripe with name dropping and glamorous interjections from Cohen’s life as a celebrity, it also shines a light on the complex and often unseen struggles and victories of an ordinary single dad.

In a recent interview with The Today Show, Cohen spoke about his path to parenthood and how it inspired The Daddy Diaries. “When I came out, if you were coming out in the 80s, there was no way that you were thinking of having kids as a gay guy. But also, I was never in the place that I wanted it,” he said.

“But writing the other two diaries, I got to the point that I was like, “Is that all there is?” Am I just going to a late-night party guy hosting the show? There has to be something more for me? And this was it and I feel so grounded and lucky and grateful. It’s going to take me to the next chapter. Just me and the kids,” he said.

The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up is now available on Amazon at

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