Suprise me, this book is expertly written and told. I HIGHLY reccommend this to everyone. You will want to listen to this many times. It keeps you entertained and wanting to hear more.
I wish I were so good, then I could do better at this review.
BUY IT NOW. Listen Now.
You'll feel better.
Everything. Especially liked how he spoke of lows and highs in his life. Imitations were a special treat. I laughed out loud, while biking.
The story of John Kennedy, 9/11, losing his friends. I cried.
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.
Tell us about yourself!
The insight of a person that millions think they know when in fact, they don't know at all.
I can not imagine how difficult (yet liberating) it was for him to write this piece of his history. I wish that we could read the story in its entirety (all the parts that were cut out). I find his personal journey facinating. I have never had a problem with alcohol or drugs. My co-dependency extends to coffee and chocolate. I could hear the rawness in his voice when he spoke about his intimate demons. Facinating.
Anything and everything about his Mom, Cheryl, Matthew and John.
Yes. Probably will again.
For someone with so much talent, on screen and off, who has been scrutizined for his past and yet is still humbled and grateful for his experiences and willing to continue to grow, learn and yearn to be a better person, I am a bigger fan and have more admiration and respect for Rob Lowe than I ever did when he was pinned up on my wall almost 30 years ago.
Those who are quick to demolish the value of a person based on common mistakes, do not have mirrors in their own home.
I hope he writes another book. I will be first in line. Thank you Rob Lowe, from a fan of your life, not just your work.
Life in the Thumb
Who knew that Rob Lowe was so much deeper than a pretty face??? I really enjoyed this entertaining and enlightening autobiography that Lowe penned. His self-deprecating manner, his spot-on imitations of Robert Wagner, Cary Grant, Emilio Esteves, Mike Myers (the list could go on forever), and his vulnerability made this a top audio read for me.
Recommend? If you enjoy autobiographies, were a teen when Rob Lowe hit Tiger Beat magazine, and just enjoy getting the inside scoop of an interesting person's life, then I do believe you will enjoy this. I loved listening to Rob tell his story and I'm glad that he made it through the maze of Hollywood success and all of its trappings. He came out on the other side with a loving wife by his side, two sons that he clearly adores, and realizing that family, sobriety, and keeping your integrity are more important that anything stardom can offer!
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #104
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I remember very vividly having Rob Lowe's posters scattered all over the walls of my teenage bedroom. I was a huge fan of The Outsiders, St Elmo's Fire, and pretty much anything in which the "cute guys" from the Brat Pack appeared. Even so, I was apprehensive about this title despite the reviews. I think I was still envisioning Mr. Lowe as the sweet faced boy on my wall rather than an accomplished actor or talented author. How wrong I was! So glad I took a chance on this one. I found this book to be wildly entertaining and upon completing it, I almost felt like I'd been reunited with childhood friends.
Rob Lowe narrates his live excellently. How his life intersects with so many names and faces is amazing. Great to listen to. No sappy stories, just interesting and engaging.
picky old lady
The title of this book is perfect for the Audible format. Let me preface by saying that I'm only peripherally aware of Rob Lowe's work, not a groupie-personality, and bought the book based on other reviews.
It 100% feels like a friend telling you a story from their own experience, and can be listened to one anecdote at a time with each being well-crafted, interesting and very well-told. Completely enjoyable. My recommendation: if you're interested in the book, buy it in AUDIO format. I'm glad I did.
Great background stories to the Hollywood headlines we all saw on the news or read about. The story of Hollywood actors sure seem removed from reality, but the way Rob told his story makes it all relate-able to the average normal american boy.