I saw you on Oprah, and since we've grown up together, decided to get your book. I have some news for you.... as good as your acting is, and it is good, you are a writer in your soul. Never have I read a book that was so well written and so well narrated. You also do really good impressions! Please write another book, I have a newly found respect for you; your outlook, your perspective, your talent. I hope I will read you again!
What a fascinating book. I couldnt stop listening to it. I always enjoy audiobooks that are read by the author, but this is one of the most personal i have ever heard. Great audibook.
Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!
I thought that Lowe was at the popint in his career where he'd still feel the need to "hold back" and "sugar coat" certain aspects of his life...boy, was I wrong!! He was refreshingly honest, thoughtful, and insightful about his life to this point. If you enjoy hearing about the long, hard road to the top of Hollywood, I strongly recommend this! Well read, as well, which I guess should be a given.
It was a great romp through his acting career.
I was more interested in his insights into the world and his family in particular. It would be great to see him open more about his personal views. Leaves me wanting more.
Loved this audiobook! Rob has lived such an interesting life with many diverse experiences. He openly shares both his triumphs and stumbles. His narration makes you feel as if you are having a casual conversation with him. It left me wanting more!
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
This is a pretty honest and open look at Rob Lowe's life. As I was growing up, my teenage years, Lowe was making movie after movie. It was interesting to hear what he was doing and thinking at the time.
While he may have been a teen heartthrob, he is relevant today in movies, television, Twitter and all. He comes across [now] as a common sense kinda guy.
The book is filled with famous names and Lowe is always gracious when speaking of them.
I enjoyed it and if you are you were born in 1960 into mid 1970's you will like this as much as I did.
I normally don't buy books on or about celebrities, but I've seen several interviews with Lowe -promoting the book/movie Killing Kennedy- lately. His tweets are few and far between but always on point! I would NOT use a credit to get it, but when it popped up on sale for under $5, I went for it.
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A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I loved this book. It is not a great piece of literature. It does not provide earth shattering insight into Lowe's life. It does not give you dirt on Hollywood A-listers. It does, however, allow you to relive the 80s, if you were a child of that decade, learn a little more about the heart throb from St. Elmo's Fire and gain an appreciation for the professional and adult Lowe has become. Read it because you love Lowe, because you love the 80s, because The West Wing was a favorite tv show. And if you listen to it, Lowe narrates it and he's just dreamy.
This book was so very good. It is obvious this is an intelligent, well read man. He wrote a wonderful story giving you a view into his coming of age. I thought the writing was so very good. Wish he would write a novel also. This book made me laugh and shed some tears.
If I could give him a 10 on narration I would. He narrates his story better than any star biography I have heard. Really really appreciated his narration. He is quite capable of mimicking others voices. Tastefully written book...I admire you Rob in all your incarnations.
Fantastic! Lowe is a great performer and actor but also a great WRITER! The stories are compelling and he tells them with humor, wit, warmth and heart.