Corey Feldman Stares (Darkly) Right at You on Book Cover
05/16/2013 AT 07:00 PM EDT
Feldman, 41, whose memoir, Coreyography, comes out this October, exudes that trouble and darkness on his face in the book's cover photo, seen here first on PEOPLE.
"After a lifetime of rumors and misconceptions," Feldman says, "I can finally set the record straight and tell my story the way it as meant to be told."
Emancipated at age 15 from a family Feldman calls dysfunctional, he dated Drew Barrymore and became best friends with his Lost Boys costar Corey Haim, known as "the other Corey."
The book will take a close look at their deep and troubled friendship, detailing Haim's lifelong struggle with various addictions leading up to his death in 2010.