I've actually listened to this book several times. For my money, it's one of the best books to listen to. Sometimes I just listen to a chapter or two as the stories are very compelling.
I've listened to to both of Rob Lowe's books and this one is simply outstanding. Not only compared to his follow up book, but as a stand alone book.
This is a fantastic book, is full of great stories, and will lead you down many other fulfilling paths if you allow it. When I came across this book, I would not have called myself a "fan" of Rob Lowe. It's not like I did not like him, and the few times I have seen him in shows and movies, I enjoyed what he did. However, I would not actively seek out his works of art. What hooked me was his voice and story-telling ability that I heard in the sample of the book. I am glad I took the time to listen to that sample. The only thing that makes the actual content better is listening to Lowe read his own stories. Additionally, this book has led me to many other satisfying entertainment outlets. Since reading this book I have watched virtually everything I can find that has Lowe in it, including The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, St. Elmo's Fire, and About Last Night, and have enjoyed them all. Not only do I highly recommend this book, but I highly recommend Rob Lowe in everything he is involved in. He is fantastic in everything he touches.
It was told by Rob Lowe himself
Rob Lowe because the story was about him and that is why I wanted to listen to it.
It really gave another dimension to Rob Lowe, the person, not the celebrity. I found out very interesting and heart warming things about him that you won't find on the tabloid stand, because that wouldn't "sell" Really glad that he wrote this book! Looking forward to reading the next one!
top rated for sure!
when he partied with Michael J. Fox and their bantering!
was never really a rob lowe fan..that has since changed! great job!
Yes, because it was very entertaining. I felt like I was sitting with Lowe and he was telling me about his life.
He did really great impersonations, especially Bill Clinton. He had me rolling.
When he talked about realizing how wonderful Cheryl was and how she changed his life.
I loved how he showed class in talking about his female co-stars as well as all of the ladies he wooed.
Engaging stories you feel like he's sharing with you in person.
You'll laugh out loud with his surprise, his awkwardness and assessments after-the-fact. You'll cry with his realizations, his hard-earned wisdom and of course, the love he has for his wife and children.
It had an air of sincerity to it. Rob Lowe read it well and you felt just how he felt. The stories were interesting and non sensational. Just real. (Or I hope they were) He is not the man I perceived him to be...or perhaps he was transformed by the time he wrote this.
I felt both on a few occasions.
Lowe's narration certainly added to the overall enjoyment. However it was the unexpected interjection of "the lessons I've learned" inside the stories that caught me off guard. I was truly taken aback, and then mesmerized by Lowe's stories and how he CHOSE to learn from each chapter of his life rather than just "write it off" as an event.
The full circle vision of Lowe on the couch with his sons (even though they are teenagers at this point) and how he preserved a very special relationship with them in spite of, or because of his life's journey.
I cried at times, not sure if it was his story or recollections of where my life was at the times he was illustrating.
A great listen and enlightening view into how we can control our surroundings or let them control us. Very happy that I listened to this book.
I loved the emotional honesty of Rob's journey from teen idol party boy to self-aware, mature adult. He not only survived the pitfalls of fame and adulation, but managed to have a committed marriage and family life while having an enormously successful career. I love his ability to tell his life stories in great detail with self-deprecating wit and lucid awareness.
His future wife Sheryl traveling 3 hours to visit him in rehab
So many: his mentoring with Francis Ford Coppola, his parties at the Sheen's house, his relationships with Jodie Foster, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey, JFK Jr, his meeting with BIll Clinton at the White House
I wanted to listen to this book all the time - so much so that Rob Lowe's voice was in my head when I wasn't listening. Thankfully, my own voice is in my head now.
This book made me appreciate Rob Lowe as actor, human being, and husband and father to his wife and children. What a fascinating journey he's had to this point.