I highly recommend listening to this book. I felt like I was sitting with Rob Lowe while he was telling me about his life. He is an amazing story teller with a delightful sense of humor. I laughed out loud, cried and had a wonderful time.
There were so many, I can't think of one I enjoyed best.
He has a easy conversational style, it did not feel as if was reading, he was just talking causally.
A Pleasant Surprise
Do yourself a favor and listen to this book, you won't regret it.
idk, I didn't read the print version. Obviously.
Him imitating Tom Cruise when talking about The Outsiders. It was hysterical.
The Outsiders part.
Basically, Rob Lowe's one is a story of conflict between who everybody thinks he is, or might be, and who he really is. Rob Lowe is known as being "pretty", but being objectified understandably made him very uncomfortable. People assumed that because he looks like that, there wasn't much inside, 'just a pretty face', But they couldn't be more wrong. At heart Rob is an English teacher's son, a sort of loner, socially akward, and a one woman guy who has been married for a long time. But his 'image' of being a hollywood hunk made for a really uncomfortable juxtposition.
In interviews about this book, almost every interviewer asked him questions like what's it like to be so beautiful. Point.made. Also, on Oprah, he brought his wife, and then people from the audience were like catcalling him and asking him questions like "Why are you so sexy?" In front of his wife!
one of the best
Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller)...a personal memoir, which is my best description of this book...
The Other Side Of Rob Lowe
I grew up alongside him, but in rural NC. It was very interesting to imagine where he was during his life as I was living mine. His personal stories make me want to go rent all his movies and TV shows...hope he writes more.
I must admit I do get very eye-roll-y about obsession with pop culture, like we actually know and care about these famous people - I mean really. However Rob Lowe's book is just a story about trying to make a living in a tough industry. It is human, intimate and interesting. I really enjoyed it. I loved that Rob Lowe read himself. It was terrific, even if you aren't familiar with his work (and history).
Say something about yourself!
Rob Lowe's narration was amazing - I don't think I would have enjoyed reading the book half as much as listening to it. He does all the voices so well. Zelig like life story.
The audiobook is excellent as it's read by Lowe himself, so it has the perfect inflection. The stories are interesting and amusing, and it runs at a good pace, full of Hollywood characters and just enough "behind the scenes" to keep you listening. You do get the sense that a famous guy is trying to re-craft the image of himself, but he does a great job and his perspective is totally worth hearing. He relates stories about his entire career, ups and downs included, and he tells them well.
I definitely laughed and I appreciated how seriously Rob Lowe took the reading.
The best part of this book was that it was read by the author. Thats not always a plus....I had an experience with a story I was really interested in and it was read by the author and I absolutely could not get through it. Thankfully it was later made into a movie which I enjoyed. Anyway.....to hear about Rob Lowe's experiences from his voice with its inflection and tone was extremely entertaining. He is very entertaining and he really is able to make you feel his experiences....perhaps its the actor in him. I have always liked him, but was not an adoring fan....you don't have to be to enjoy this book. Its warm and very honest; he lays his faults right out there with his gifts. Extremely entertaining....great read!
Well Rob of course
Reading doesn't give you the voice inflection, tone and emotion of the experience.
Could not put it down...so to speak. Yes, I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting!
Really good book and you don't have to be a Rob Lowe fan to enjoy it. Although I must say after listening to this book, I AM a fan and I hope he writes another.
I have seen Rob Lowe in many movies, but did not know the depth of the man. I so enjoyed getting to know him and his many stories. This was a wonderful book. Written well and told with excitement. I loved this book.
Yes, Rob Lowe had an interesting life and tells a honest entertaining story.
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is truly outstanding. Two actors from humble beginnings, a generation removed, who tell very interesting stories with drop dead narration.
A must read
Although I haven't read the print version, I can't imagine there's anything better than hearing an autobiography from the writer's own voice, especially when the writer happens to be a highly talented actor. Frankly, I had no idea Rob Lowe was this versatile.
Loved when he met Liza Minelli. Insights into "The Outsiders" and "West Wing" were terrific.
I actually scoffed when I saw this book on the store shelves because I really dislike all the celebrity autobiographies basically celebrating their already inflated egos and I associated Rob Lowe with the whole pretty boy image. But after reading reviews, and liking good biographies, I gave it a chance and I was not disappointed. It was a quality book both with entertainment value and philosophical insight. I've started watching "West Wing" on Amazon streaming since I actually did not see the series when it aired on TV - although my husband was a fan and named a daughter after a WW character! Highly recommend this audiobook.