It's okay - "People" is okay for 15 minutes in the dentist's office, and that's about how interesting this book is. I'll keep it and listen like I do to podcasts, but "Bossypants" is a much better book in this category.
Well, I wasn't at all sure I'd like this. Rob Lowe is of my generation, but I had never thought much of him one way or another. I saw him in many 80's movies and remember the "Brat Pack". I don't watch "West Wing". But then I started watching him on Parks and Recreation. What a hoot! So I listened to his book. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I have told family and friends about it. I do believe you are doing a terrible disservice to yourself if you only read the book though. The audiobook is unsurpassed. His gift of mimicry is wonderful. I loved hearing stories of making movies....movies that I loved as a young adult. The people that he crossed paths with is something I found VERY interesting.
I also admire him for the love he has for his wife and sons. Listen to this one...do not pass it up. You will NOT regret it.
I loved this book so much more than I thought I would! I listened to the audible audio book, which Lowe reads himself. I heard about the book after watching Rob on Oprah. I saw how sweet and loving he was with his wife and I thought, heck I want to hear his story.
Stories, is a funny, insightful and honest look into one of the Brat Pack - which is totally my generation. I loved every minute of this stories and all his spot on voices of the actors he met with. Nothing felt gossipy. Nothing felt preachy. It was just like meeting a new friend.
I might listen to it again!
I have never been a fan of celebrity autobiographies; I'm generally just not that interested. So, even though I have always liked Rob Lowe's acting (especially on the West Wing), I wasn't particularly interested in this book. It was the incredible reader reviews that changed my mind, and I am so glad that I did. This book is as thoroughly charming as the author appears to be. What an incredible life he's had, and what a great storyteller he is. I'm about to go and tell all of my friends to read this book, but most of all, I'm going to recommend it to my mother, who stopped watching The West Wing when "Sam Seaborn" left. If you're interested in a life well-lived, with few regrets and lessons learned, you'll love this book.
Rob Lowe is not only an excellent writer, he is an excellent reader. His stories and life are quite interesting and without any malice or "tales out of school". Just honest and upfront about his life, good and not so good. And he is easily one of the best "readers" of any book I have listened to. His impersonations are really amazing. When he did Christopher Walken, you would think it was Chris Walken himself reading the passage. Very entertaining and highly recommended.
What a great writer he is. And funny! To have him narrate too is fabulous. Its like he is talking to you. Makes me want to rent all his movies.
I am a guy in his 40's, not exactly your average person who would care about Rob Lowe. But for some reason I got this book and ended up LOVING it. Lowe has such a nice voice and mannor about him. His stories are so interesting, yet simple and never forced. His voices are hillarious and I even teared up a bit at the end of the book as he described his current life, family and future goals.
Get it..you will love it also.
I was one of those 80's fans and a bit skeptical due to Brat Pack image--
What a surprise of a book it was...Rob has matured into an introspective intelligent good guy and he sounds like a great father and husband! And, the experiences it took him to get to that point are also compelling...glad he was able to get past his demons and at a good point in his life!!
I found Rob Lowe's autobiography to be a very enjoyable listen. I found he balanced insider information of the industry nicely with his own progress and experience. And of course he is a wonderful reader.
This is probably one of the best books I've listened to years. I honestly felt like I was right there with the author and the number of times this brought out true emotion in me was more than I can count on both hands. I'm so glad I listened to it rather than read it.