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.
I have always been a Rob Lowe fan but, this book has made me like him even more. It kept my attention and I found his life story very interesting. He has a pleasant delivery and who knew he could do so many impressions.
Really loved this one. It was a great read. Rob Lowe is truly an amazing person with a great gift for writing and story-telling. He has come a long way!
Wow what a book, who would have thought Rob lowe could write, enthralling, engrossing, funny and appealing, I could not wait to get into the car to continue listening, started taking it to lunch and coffee, one of the best I have listened to. He could have a career as a writer.
knitting keeps me sane.
Loved this book. Rob was pretty open about his own mistakes without trash talking his friends too much. I could have listened to a whole book on the making of the Outsiders. Being from Dayton, the mentions were fun, and his dad is still a lawyer here. Allison Janey and the Sheens are also from Dayton, and they all come back for politic stuff sometimes. Mostly, it was dreamy to have Rob Lowe read to me. ;-)
The book opened with a very interesting anecdote on JFK Jr's decision point to marry Jacquelyn and their subsequent tragic death. I followed the subsequent chapters with interest because the stories are connected with public personas during my teen years. I also remember St Elmo's fire very vividly. However, the book "reads" more like a collection of articles on the lifestyle of the rich and famous or a written reality show in sections. Although I appreciate Rob's honesy about his problems with alcohol and challenges with the hollywood system, I find that the book lacks the depth and level of development that one might find in a memoir such as Angela's Ashes, or even that of Hillary Clinton's, Cathie Blak or Bob Schaeffer. Towards the middle, I also got somewhat jaded with the parade of famous sexy women he's had sex with - it almost felt like a subtle boasting of his conquests. Good enough book for a first publication though.
Perfect. Fun. Wonderful listening. Having Rob Lowe narrate it himself makes it even more incredible. I hated to have it end. He did a superb job writing the stories he tells.