I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. Rob Lowe is not only a great actor but a master storyteller and writer. One of the things I liked most about the book is that it was written with integrity and avoids telling a story at the expense of other celebrities. Bravo, Mr. Lowe, bravo.
the written word lover
I bought this book for my wife and ended up loving it myself.
A fascinating ribbon of stories that weave through Rob's life. Hearing Rob tell the stories in his own words and voice makes for a riveting and delightful listen.
When it was over it made me wish for more.
This book is so much fun to listen to. He became a young star at a fascinating time and met so many intersting people. It will be a flash back in time for many. His reading of the book is great. He switches voices to immitate characters like Andy Warhol etc. and he is quite good at it. I laughed out loud on multiple occasions. It is a fun and fascinating ride through the time period, movie industry and Rob's personal life. A MUST listen if you enjoy biographies.
I have very happy with this book. Rob did a great job narrating this/his book.
It was very interesting and kept me entertained.
I highly recommend this book.
I've listened to a lot of books on audible. This is a sleeper and by far my favorite. Rob crushes it! Awe inspiring but calm and amazing in its own way. I didn't know who he was before and now I'm a huge fan. Best of of luck Rob .. from a new (and real) fan who won't show up in your underwear! If family life permits, I would love to see more in the future. Please...
I loved this book!!! It was interesting from the first sentence. Rob Lowe narrates the book so well I hope he thinks about reading more books. I would buy them all. You won't be disappointed. I watched all of his movies and the West Wing again with the in put from the book. It was wonderful. I was so sorry when I finished the book because I miss its company for the long drive to work.
Sure every young girl crushed on this guy back in the day, but don't let that lead you to skip this book. You want to read it because A) the guy can write B) the hollywood insight is great C) there's laughter, loss, and redemption and D) you'll be mesmerized 10 minutes in.
The book is an honest look at the guy's life in a way that makes you feel like he was (and is) the neighborhood kid made good. No haughtiness and no over-the-top self deprecation. When he's done good, he tells you, when he hasn't, the guy is up front about that too. The chapters and stories have good breaks, so you can easily pick up where you left off.
For a guy who has touched base with actors, stars, presidents, and royalty, Lowe makes you feel like it could happen to you with hard work and some serendipity.
I sure hope he continues to write and whether he does or not, I sure hope he thinks about reading another book on Audible.
Biographies are not usually my favorite read (most of the time I've already heard more about the person than I care to over the years) but this book kept my interest from the beginning. And Rob Lowe in an excellent narrator (some celebs are terrible in spite of being good actors).
Rob Lowe speaks of how others encouraged him to write, they were right.Rob Lowe, please write more. I downloaded this audio book after enjoying listening to Tina Fey's Bossypants. As much as I enjoyed Bossypants, I was totally enthralled by both the writing and by Rob Lowe reading this book. I hope that that there will be more non-fiction and fiction books by this tremendously talented writer!
Rob Lowe has done an excellent job here. No question about it he is an unknown american icon. After reading this book I am a huge fan of his struggle in life to reach a place of serenity. Heartwarming, well written and fascinating stories. You would be hard pressed not to enjoy this one.