This book is a great example of how we think we know "celebrities" but don't have the first clue.
Lowe's story is the stuff of magic. They say luck is where opportunity meets preparednesss; and this heartening tale of big dreams, hard work, human nature, and earnest ownership of one's choices proves that we can go through turmoil and come out the other side better for it, and richer in character.
Lowe as a narrator is unsurprisingly enchanting, vulnerable, genuine, and, as it turns out, a delightfully gifited impressionist, who breathes life into the supporting characters featured in his incredible anecdotes - Christopher Walken being my personal favourite.
Rob Lowe has always been easy to like, but after reading his book, now I know why - and no, it's not just because he's easy on the eyes (and ears). If you aren't already a Rob Lowe fan, I doubt you could listen to this book and feel the same way. I sincerely hope for a follow up to Stories I Only Tell My Friends, as I expect there's so much more to know.
In our house, I made it 1/3 of the way into it and got my partner listening to it, too. Somehow, me managed to finish it before me, and it's kicked off a Rob Lowe-a-thon (Thank you Netflix and West Wing DVDS), not to mention, a biography-a-thon as we now plan to put our audible credits to learning more about the colleagues and friends included in his stories, like Patrick Swayze, and Michael J Fox.
With no malice or insult intended for Rob Lowe...but if anyone said I would 1. Ever want to read a book about Rob Lowe or 2. Ever want to read a book by Rob Lowe ...I would have thought it a joke...that said-on the suggestion of my son I did read and and it was great-on many levels . He is a GREAT story teller and all I can say is I am very grateful that somebody convinced him to share this book with more then just his friends. Not at all a waste of time...he is much more then a pretty face....much more.
Michael Ruhlman, writer, cook
Rob Lowe has been in the biz, both lauded and hammered for his talent and behavior, so long that he seems to have developed actual wisdom. Great behind the scenes look at acting with Hollywood greats in a well structured fairly candid story. Beautifully read by author (great to hear his impersonations famous directors and agents). Highly recommended.
I absolutely loved listening to this book. And my husband, who ridicules me and my US/People magazines was thoroughly enthralled after only 10 minutes when I "forced" him to listen while I gave him a ride into town one day. This is the kind of book I would probably never pick up and actually read, but I can't think of a better way to spend my time in the car than listen to Rob tell his many entertaining stories. I highly recommend this book.
I got this book for free when I visited The View. I paid for this audiobook and i'm glad I did. I can't imagine not hearing this read by Rob himself. It was a sheer joy!
I throughly enjoyed this book narrated by Rob Lowe himself. I would of never guessed that he has had such an interesting life. You don't have to be a fan to enjoy. He has already more than proved himself as an amazing actor and now as an amazing writer too!!!
I typically don't get excited about an autobiography. I had seen an interview of Mr. Lowe about his book and became interested, am so thankful I did! Mr. Lowe does an excellent job of giving history without "trashing" anyone. of giving credit where it is well deserved and of admitting his flaws. His narration is excellent!! I hope he will narrate many more as he also has a talent for that! This is another book I listened to again after I had finished, and am sure I will listen to again soon. Thank You Mr. Lowe
I don't know why it is that we often assume that "beautiful" people will be vacuous and shallow. Mr Lowe's telling of his "stories" proves that such an assumption is without merit.
Both my husband and I were entertained by Mr Lowe's life story, and highly recommend it.
Struggling with my teens, struggling with my 20s, I felt this book to be so relatable. Unbelievable stories from such a commanding voice. Already ordered all of the west wing on net flix.