The Bad Boy of the 80's has written and produced an incredibly insightful, fascinating account of his transition from a midwestern wanna-be actor to who he is today. And of course who better then to read the story of his life then a talented actor. Plus, he really does give us some dirt and scoop. Loved it!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started listening to Rob Lowe discuss his life. I'm a fan, but not overly so. Now that I've finished listening to his story, I've learned he's very funny, a good mimic, and honest. He's had some very sad, and very happy experiences, and is very talented overall. He kept my interest throughout. Often I didn't want to stop listening!
He discussed everything -- times he was good, times he wasn't, his life's high points and low.
Overall, an excellent experience. I highly recommend it.
Having been a fan of his since St. Elm o's Fire and About Last Night, I thought what the heck. WOW! was I blown away. couldn't stop listening. Well written. Honest. Great inside stories of his youth and the famous folks he grew up with. Well worth the time and money.
I read, I write, I paint, I am in love with my husband. I am better at reading than writing, as I will at least finish reading a book.
A fan of Rob Lowe's since The Outsiders, his beautiful DNA mix adorned my bedroom wall when I was but 16. In his Don Johnson suit and blindingly white wife-beater tank top, I'd practically swoon every time I looked at him.
I was deeply satisfied that Rob Lowe read his own memoirs as it takes the reader into that private circle that we so rarely (if ever) get to enter. To hear Rob Lowe's account of the stories that were reported and unreported, to know how he felt as he went through all of his life's extreme ups and downs was riveting for me. He addresses everything - sex tape, marriage, drugs, alcohol, fatherhood, career.
I certainly don't mean to gush. I wished he'd maybe inject more emotion into his reading, as, at times, it did seem - read. But overall I found it a very satisfying experience. A must for any Rob Lowe fan.
A real treat into what was happening in Rob's life as he grew into the actor he became. So many experiences and a surprise in each chapter. My first actor autobiography and enjoyed every minute of it, now if I could just get my ipod back from my wife.
I don't read a lot of biographies, at least not of living actors, I usually couldn't care less. But, Rob Lowe was a figure from my childhood and I have liked who he seems to be, which seems to be a nice person. This book was a very entertaining look at youth, stardom, and the hazards of Hollywood, told with candor and humor. I really enjoyed it, and was still glad that I had never run away to Hollywood to find fame.
This book was simply a fun read about a fun and very like able honest, humble guy.
I think Rob Lowe has lived a charmed and interesting life. I enjoyed his storytelling and found him to be real and surprisingly wise. His love for his family and his craft rang true throughout the book. My long ago school-girl crush has turned into adult admiration.
If you're a Rob Lowe fan, do you really need to know more than the fact that he reads his book himself? But if you do, I found this to be an interesting look into the life of a Hollywood actor of my generation. I enjoyed all the behind-the-scenes moments and Mr. Lowe is only generous and positive about all (and there are many) his Hollywood co-stars -- no snarkiness here. Best of all are Mr. Lowe's impressions of other actors. I've listened to this twice. Start listening already!