Engaging stories you feel like he's sharing with you in person.
You'll laugh out loud with his surprise, his awkwardness and assessments after-the-fact. You'll cry with his realizations, his hard-earned wisdom and of course, the love he has for his wife and children.
It had an air of sincerity to it. Rob Lowe read it well and you felt just how he felt. The stories were interesting and non sensational. Just real. (Or I hope they were) He is not the man I perceived him to be...or perhaps he was transformed by the time he wrote this.
I felt both on a few occasions.
Lowe's narration certainly added to the overall enjoyment. However it was the unexpected interjection of "the lessons I've learned" inside the stories that caught me off guard. I was truly taken aback, and then mesmerized by Lowe's stories and how he CHOSE to learn from each chapter of his life rather than just "write it off" as an event.
The full circle vision of Lowe on the couch with his sons (even though they are teenagers at this point) and how he preserved a very special relationship with them in spite of, or because of his life's journey.
I cried at times, not sure if it was his story or recollections of where my life was at the times he was illustrating.
A great listen and enlightening view into how we can control our surroundings or let them control us. Very happy that I listened to this book.
I loved the emotional honesty of Rob's journey from teen idol party boy to self-aware, mature adult. He not only survived the pitfalls of fame and adulation, but managed to have a committed marriage and family life while having an enormously successful career. I love his ability to tell his life stories in great detail with self-deprecating wit and lucid awareness.
His future wife Sheryl traveling 3 hours to visit him in rehab
So many: his mentoring with Francis Ford Coppola, his parties at the Sheen's house, his relationships with Jodie Foster, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey, JFK Jr, his meeting with BIll Clinton at the White House
I wanted to listen to this book all the time - so much so that Rob Lowe's voice was in my head when I wasn't listening. Thankfully, my own voice is in my head now.
This book made me appreciate Rob Lowe as actor, human being, and husband and father to his wife and children. What a fascinating journey he's had to this point.
rob's drive to become an actor and how is life intertwined with many stars of my generation i.e. tom cruise, mat dillon, patrick swayze, jfk junior, emilio estevez, martin sheen etc etc
rob is a great writer, narrator and talented actor. i really enjoyed listening to this audio book and couldnt wait to get in the car to hear more.
A great depiction of Rob Lowe's star-crossed life, lots of funny and very detailed anecdotes with other famous folks. I especially enjoyed his voice imitations of some of his famous acquaintances.
Children's Librarian in Boulder, CO.
I loved that Rob Lowe narrated his book. Listening to these stories told by someone else's voice wouldn't work. He was funny and touching and not over the top. I have to admit, I was worried that it wouldn't be a good listen - but it really felt like I'd just sat down to coffee with Rob Lowe and he was telling me stories about his life.
Rob Lowe has had an amazing life. He doesn't just tell the story, he has a depth of philosophical yet funny and poignant way of looking at the world and Hollywood. I found myself laughing out loud and gasping at his book.
Probably when he talks about his "Outsiders" experience. And the Princess of Monaco. Also ALL of his impressions are great. He captures every voice perfectly.
YES. And I almost did.
I think this book is worth listening to. Rob is an excellent reader with a soothing voice that makes you feel you are his friend. There is an intimacy here that as a listener I did not want it to end.
Rob, of course
love that it was him reading it, made it more authentic
Think he is an incrediblely honest, human being. We all have flaws and skeletins in our closets. The key theme I felt during this is a better understanding what he went through and that their is much more to the story than what the media portrays. HE was very candid and I could see how he could have got caught up in things as he did. He is human like everyone else, real and interesting, has something, a gift to share!