Inspirational, hilarious and "REAL"
The entire book was memorable, but I found overcoming barriers, roadblocks and walls was prevalent throughout the book. I was amazed at how many times he was denied but remained positive and optimistic, even at time accepting. This did not sway him from his purpose and dream.
His wife's support while he was in rehab. The dedication, support and unconditional love she displayed in flying hours to visit him. The depths of her commitment to him, her selflessness and faith, standing by his side, being his rock really touched my heart.
The struggles his mom endured. His unconditional love for her.
My 1980's Misperception - a pretty boy who got thru life on his looks. My 2014 New Understanding - a man of deep passion, talent, and resilience. I LOVED this Autobiography. I laughed uncontrollably and wept tears of empathy. His journey was moving, funny, inspirational and insightful. A brilliantly written and narrated book.
just like I think about Rob Lowe this was a fun easy listen. Not too deep, but not all fluff it really made me much more interested in him than I was when I started. Made me a fan.
Just a grandmother. Nothing special.
Intriguing, heartwarming, touched
Rob Lowe of course. The book depicted a true account of what occurred in his life and I enjoyed the fact that he was reading his own account.
Rob was able to put a unique personal spin to reading his own life. He is very talented in impersonating the stars and would do so when quoting their conversations. I cannot imagine reading this in a book and coming away from it as intuitive as I did by listening to him reading it himself.
This was 9 hours long. Although, I wanted to listen to it in one sitting it was physically impossible.
I came away from it having a respect for a man that was really depicted as a womanizer. After listening to it, I realized how grounded of a person he is and came away with a totally different outlook about him. I really felt he was a victim of his "good looks" and forced to engage in a lifestyle he really didn't want. When he was able to come to grips with a normal lifestyle, it changed him forever. Very good, I enjoyed it.
I liked this much more than I ever expected to. Listening to Rob Lowe tell his own story gave it depth & expression that I really enjoyed. I found myself looking forward to getting back in the car so I could pick up where the story left off (& that's a first!)
Rob Lowe's is a really talented writer & his stories were excellent. About his childhood, trying to make it as an actor, the challenges he faced.
He is much more than a pretty face...very humble, likeable, & down to earth.
I was stunned to hear that he was onboard the pre-9/11 trial run flight. I can't imagine what that must have felt like.
Give this a listen...it won't disappoint!
I have already recommended this book and will again. I was never a Rob Lowe "fan" really. I only knew the book existed because I saw it had a sample available when I first downloaded Audible. The sample hooked me immediately, he's lead an amazing life!
Wouldn't compare it to another book, but it reminded me of the movie, Forest Gump. Hard to believe he was connected to so many memorable moments in history.
His voice is wonderful and his mannerisms come through in his story telling.
Never would have sought out this book to read it, but I'm so glad I did!
I was fascinated by Rob's life stories and to hear him narrate the book it was like he was there with you. Wish I could chat with him about some of his life experiences.
The best part for me was the growth in his life and how he overcame his fears.
Of course one of the best parts of Rob's narration is how he can do the imitation of many of the people in his book. His reading is superb.
I almost did listen to this in one sitting. I am sad it is over and now I plan to watch the West Wing series.
I was never a Rob Lowe fan, per se, but after listening to the first chapter free on my Audible app I decided to purchase the book. This book was fantastic. The stories are highly entertaining and were just the stories you'd want to hear from a celebrity. He does a fantastic job narrating as well. I was sad when the book ended and quite often think to myself that I wish I could listen to more of this book right now.
Harris L. Cohen
I do not know having only listened to it.
His reading was honest as would be hoped for from the actual person who experienced what is written about
What My Best friends Know
I read this book because I was interested in Rob Lowe after adoring him through the Brat Pack years. What I didn't realize is that his life so far has been amazing and the story of it is well worth telling. He's also a GREAT writer. The title is perfect - these truly are stories that you'd imagine he'd tell his friends and in hearing him read it aloud, I felt almost as though I was sitting in a group of friends hearing some really incredible stories. Five stars, for sure.
I love love loved the beginning of this book, all of Robs reminiscing of his early years as an actor. The stories about Hollywoods young elite were great, especially since I grew up with these actors- so I would recommend half this book to a friend.
Um I believe you already asked this question
He did a great job, and why shouldn't he- he is an actor and it is his story
Like I said the first half great...so if they want to spend the money I think it's still interesting
The second half of the book I feel like he just gleans over some of his criticisms. Especially the parts about him being sort of eased out of The West Wing. All of a sudden for no reason it seems they no longer want him on west wing, and it was like he had no idea why. He never gave any insight as to why he even thought they did this. My feeling was that he was an asshole that was no fun to work with.