This book surprised me how much I liked it! I do sometimes feel bad listening to audio books instead of reading but this one I encourage listening to since Rob narrates!
Best I've heard
Just one, there were soooo many, JFK JR's association with Rob
His narration of his own story, as only someone who has lived it can transend the emotion.
I cannot wait to rent/buy all of his movies now.
Rob Lowe is funny, insightful and self-deprecating. He sees his life clearly, admits his errors and recognizes how lucky he has been.
Rob, of course, is the most interesting character in this story but his mother is intriguing and the background presence of the Sheen/Estevez family is also interesting.
Rob's experience with rehab and his subsequent recovery was inspiring.
On several occasions, I laughed out loud at some of the surprising comments by the author.
Loved this story; the narration by the author added enormously to the enjoyment of the story.
Yes, this was a great listen. I felt like he was in my living room telling me stories. So interesting and so real. How great is it that he read his own book?
I have the West Wing ordered on Netflix. I can't wait to see all his work. I'm a new fan.
I am a web site developer and SEO specialist who likes to listen to books while brewing beer. Crazy I know.
It is a very good book that I really enjoyed. Was it a top 5 pick all time no but it is a great book to listen to. It is a top 5 pick for biography books I have listened to in 2011. Steve Jobs, William Shatner and then Rob Lowe's book. I really enjoyed it.
Rob Lowe is because he is so human. His image vs. who he really is inside is very much a contrast. What we see in the media and who Rob Lowe really is inside are completely different things. He is very intelligent, down to earth and much more humble than I would have imagined.
Rob has an amazing ability to impersonate other characters are quite amazing. His Chris Farley, Francis Ford Copala and Bill Clinton are quite good.
The Brat Pack Attacks. The story of how one bad reporter stereo typed a generation and how they fought back.
You can very much tell the book was read with his personal touch and with feeling. You can hear the emotion in his voice during key parts of the book.
I would recommend this book to all of my friends because it is a matter of fact, poignant perspective on a successful life filled with reality.
The description of his time spent on the set of
The calm way he explained chaotic moments in his own life.
I laughed and I cried!
An exceptional work that really speaks to those who find it difficult to deal with their own personal struggles with alcoholism.
Best audio book ever. loved that it was narrarted by lowe he is masterful with his voice impersenations.
I thoroughly enjoyed this storyteller's candid portrait of himself from the first 'page' to the last. Rob Lowe's sensitive manner puts forth a compelling story line and it makes for a perfect read - I connected with this and like lots of others here I highly recommend it! I'm close enough to his generation to have related to the innocence of the times, and his having to 'go it alone' touched me on so many levels (stemming from a set of parents who seemed connected yet entirely disconnected from the inner workings of their offspring's mind).
I got this based on reading a magazine review, took a chance and really enjoyed it! Very interesting life story of how he went from being a kid in Ohio to living in Malibu to having wild times to being the successful actor and family man he is now. Rob reads it in a similar style & cadence to the way he plays his character on Parks & Recreation. This book made a long road trip fly by!
Coming from the Brat Pack Era myself it was fascinating to hear 'behind the scene' stories from all those great 80's movies - from Outsiders to St. Elmo's Fire - and as I took the advise of a previous reviewer, I need to re-state that having Rob read his life story with all the WONDERFUL impersonations he does really made this book more memorable.