Devout reader. Teacher by trade, currently acting as executive assistant to the Centers of Attention, Harper and Quinn. Lucky wife and mom currently living as an expat in Shanghai, China.
One of the most surprising listens I have had. I have long been a fan of Rob Lowe's work, and knew a little of his biography, but this book had me surprised even when listening to stories I thought I already knew. Having Lowe read the audiobook is fabulous, not simply because his voice is so compelling, but because it really does feel as if he is telling the listener, his friend, stories from his life and work.
The content? I know it sounds silly, but Lowe has many poignant stories that concern other famous persons and historical figures; stories that did not might have made the news on the surface level, but Lowe uncovers a human back story that is compelling.
The book has both highs and lows. I did giggle a few times- especially at tales of meeting Martin Sheen for the first time and filming The Outsiders- and many moments compelled a more serious emotional reaction.
A quick listen that had me eating more when it was over. Well-read and compelling. The title can easily be listened to in sections if needed.
I loved hearing the stories of behind the scenes
Loved that it was narrated by the author
If you are fascinated by the tales of Hollywood---this is for you. Watching these characters grow up --truly fun to see how it all started. Feels like Rob is telling you his story over dinner.
Tell us about yourself!
This book reminds me a bit of the HBO Series Entourage. In fact, it made me notice how well written that series was!
Coming of age in the 80's I did not have hang that iconic poster of Rob Lowe in the white t-shirt exposing his stomach up on my bedroom wall but I never forgot it, either. I appreciated how down-to-earth his telling of his story is. You really do get a feeling for the whole person behind that gorgeous face. Good job, Rob!
Yes - It's always fun to hear an autobio told by the biographer - plus Mr. Lowe's impressions of some great icons are first class.
Hmmm we'll I'm partial to the Brat Pack Rob Lowe or his Sam Seaborn era but I am now more partial to the shy yet fearless child Rob depicts who is driven by his dream of becoming an actor and am very impressed with the father, friend, husband, philanthropist and genuine person Rob Lowe is.
Next on my list is Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I - also read by Rob Lowe among others.
Wow! Mr. Lowe's ability to write soul searching stories, past and present, that not only entertain but remind you of what's important in life, is a true gift. The stories of relationships or acquaintances throughout his life are concerned with how or why they affected his person and the significance these people had on his life. Rob has a beautiful way of tying encounters and experiences of his early years to the present day person he has become. Although deep it is hularious as well!
Thank you for sharing your journey and life Mr. Rob Lowe! A truely inspiring book that I would recommend to anyone!
I have to admit, I've never been a huge Rob Lowe fan. I opted to listen to this book based on the audible.com review. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am now a huge fan of Rob Lowe. He wrote a witty, intelligent, and enjoyable book. Way to Go Rob Lowe!
His stories of his life and Hollywood and how they intersect was enlightening and sometimes hysterical.
An interesting life, being well lived!
Yes, Rob Lowe's reading gave the book a different light.
Rob Lowe, the book was about him
There were many parts. It was interesting to read that his life wasn't always charmed. It made me think of the West Wing , it's cast and the producers in a different light.
One of the best listens I've had the pleasure of listening too.
Rob Lowe has a dynamic personality that shines through his voice. I felt like we were sitting at my living room table having coffee and talking about life.
Hearing him describe the birth of his son brought tears to my eyes and a new admiration for Rob Lowe the man not just the actor.
Great listen. A must for anyone who grew up in the 80's watching movies like About Last Night and The Outsiders. Like walking down memory lane with some interesting twists and tidbits of information. Rob Lowe does a super job telling you about his life experiences but keeping his friends lives private. .
why: It is about him
His narrative is excellent
yes, when he finally won his battle with addiction
I learned a lot about his early movies which I will be watching now. Many interesting facts about Hollywood and other actors. More of a behind the scenes view. Will read this book again.