Highly recommend this autobiography. As a fan of Rob Lowe's in the 80's and even today, it was a very interesting listen. With the scandal seeking world of today, Rob Lowe's autobiography was anything but tabloid. The stories about other famous people: Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze just to name a few, were not scandalous, but extremely heartwarming and funny. No one except the writer himself was "thrown under the bus", as every story was told in a way that truly shows that respect of family and friends is what has made this life so remarkable. The stories are not your typical run of the mill type, but the majority leaves the listener with goosebumps, a tear, or in most cases a laugh. One of the best autobiographies I have listened to and/or read. This books certainly does not disappoint, in fact it left this listener wanting more. Rob Lowe has certainly mastered the art of story telling, a time honored tradition which has fallen by the wayside. The title alone, "Stories I only Tell my Friends" is very prolific. Afterwards, you feel as you have been brought into his inner sanctem.
This autobiography qualifies as an overall Classic for the lifetime of Audiobooks. Love it when an autobiography is as entertaining and riveting as fiction. Even better how very real and nutritious it is for these ears of mine.
Who knew what a good writer Rob is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Could not put it down. Some of his stories took my breath away, especially his plane ride.
I am 20 years his senior but everyone should read this and enjoy.
If you every had any interest in Rob Lowe you will learn a lot and be happy with this purchase. Very informative and well read self depricating view into the life of a controversial character. I really enjoyed the read.
This was a very nicely written autobiography. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Rob doesn't trash anyone or make himself look like a perfect guy. He talks frankly about his ups and downs. Definitely worth a credit!
I don't know that I was expecting much, but I absolutely loved this book! It was the first audio book I've ever listened to (and I've listened to more than I can count) that held my attention through every word. Rob Lowe's narrative was funny, engaging, and insightful. It was a fantastic ride to go along on!
I really enjoyed this book! I must confess, I bought it hoping for nothing more than a lighthearted yarn. I liked how Rob was able to dish a little information, without diving into gossip. Shallowly, I had not gone much beyond the "pretty boy" image he had. He can write! He's funny! He's loyal! The most interesting part, for me, was how in-depth and honestly he describes the "behind the scenes" politics and operations of movies. I also liked how he contrasted movie-making to TV shows. Keep it up, Mr. Lowe! You are SMART!
Although I have not seen most of Rob Lowe's work, I thought this was a really interesting read. Rob reads it and does a fine job. I felt like he was in the room talking to me like an old friend. If you are a fan of 80's movies or not, I think you will enjoy this audiobook. You will hear names that you will recognize and stories that will make you raise your eyebrows, make you laugh, and even bring a tear. I was sorry the book had to end. I hope one day there is a sequel.
Reading is Sexy...Enough said!
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.