I downloaded this book on a whim not being a big Rob Lowe fan besides enjoying him mainly recently in Parks & Recreation. He always seemed a bit too much of a pretty boy and seeing him in a different light with these candid stories challenged me to re check myself on my assumptions of people without better knowledge or understanding. The audio was worth his incredible voice impersonations alone which I was quite impressed by. He was also so personable, candid and mature in such an un-epexpected and down to earth way. Growing up with a lot of his first movies and being familiar with so many actors referenced I found myself going online to look up movies, people, places and take a second look at movies I had previously written off. I loved the impersonation and story of meeting Cary Grant. All in all, just a really interesting and surprisingly uplifting book. With him personally narrating it I highly recommend it as an Audio which I think takes this book to a whole different level that reading in print would be hugely missing out on.
Lowe's narration is superb and his impersonations of the characters he encounters along his path are peerless. He weaves his life story into an eloquent tapestry so beautiful and enticing that I actually wished my commute to work through LA traffic were longer.
I never knew much about Rob Lowe and just downloaded this since I had nothing better in mind. I was shocked to get immediately sucked in. I happily sat in traffic for an hour and a half one evening listening to Rob's stories, made all the more real by his narration. Intelligent and funny, this is one of my all-time favorite listens. I wish it was longer and would love to hear more from him.
Can't stop telling my friends about this book. Rob Lowe is funny and such a great storyteller. His stories are just so crazy, and sometimes hard to believe so many things happened to one person.
I picked up this book based on Audible reviews and I was not disappointed. If you grew up during the 80s and have fond memories of that time, then you will likely enjoy this book. Rob Lowe did a GREAT job as narrator.
It was pleasant listening to Rob Lowe and realizing that he can not only act, but can also write. I didn't feel like I was discovering any shocking information 'tho -- maybe I'm just jaded.
Well written with many interesting stories, Rob reads it himself and does a great job. I really didn't think that I would enjoy this however its one of those books that after reading it you look at the subject matter in a different light..well done..
I really enjoyed listening to Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends. After watching his career over the past 30 plus years. I found the book to be a wonderful look behind the scenes of some great films of the late 20th century and beyond. Rob does a wonderful job of putting one in the moment and experiencing his life, his friends, his work, his loves. I was amused by his voice acting when quoting his fellow actors and directors. Overall a very good read especially since it is read by the author and comes from the heart.
I've watched West Wing (the TV show), but really never realized the people that play the characters have a life that they have lived. Very honest and sensitive, told in a story form that is enjoyable to listen to. The speaker is also the author,and his voice draws you into his tales. Some are heartbreaking and some are very light hearted, but all enjoyable. I've gotten a new perspective re-guarding this actor and feel strongly that he has found his way in life, and is now giving back.
good natured and full of voice imitations of well known people you know, surprising story of growing up in show business with a bunch of today's well known actors. I did not want to stop listening, but had to just to get some sleep or at the end of my daily walk. I especially enjoyed that he never spoke ill of people in his life. You can not let the harm others do to you define you, be true to self, well said by Rob Lowe, I loved hearing his story told by him. Jeanie2000