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
Rob Lowe turns out to be a great writer and narrator. Perhaps because of his extraordinary good looks, one expects him to be shallow. He is anything but. This is by far the best Hollywood (auto)biography I have ever "read." It is real literature, which is not to put anybody off. It is not in any way stuffy or boring. It is filled with riveting episodes and insights. I could not stop listening!
Well, I never was a particular fan of Mr. Lowe, but I did enjoy his work on The West Wing. With that said, I took a chance on a recommendation of a friend and 'read' the book. Who knew that he's lead such an interesting life. Truly great stories and his impressions of the characters of his life are very entertaining.
I'm not sure why I downloaded Rob Lowe's book initially. I have never particularly been a fan. I wasn't not a fan, but I guess I figured he was another shallow, pretty faced aging kid actor.
Whatever struck me, I'm glad I listened to this book. In it Rob talks about the stress and thrill of being hounded by hoards of adoring fans and admits that while he loves people, the mindless mob can steal your soul (not a quote, but my summation). However, his true affection and admiration for the interesting cast of characters who have populated his life make him seem like a deeply caring, thinking, fun person I would enjoy chatting with. And I feel like I had the opportunity to do so.
I hope he wasn't just acting this part... I believed him. If you're a Rob fan, you must read this book. If you're not, but you have at least a mild interest in the who he is a a human being, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Hey Rob, thanks for sharing.
An amazing "read", wonderful story telling, you will not want it to end. I now have more respect and appreciation for this self described pretty boy. Wonderfully narrated by Rob Lowe himself this is a steal!