This was my first audio book and it was the perfect choice! I love Rob's animated and sincere narration and his stories were entertaining and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire 9 hours and it left me wanting to hear more. Thanks Rob!
Excellent! A funny and entertaining account of growing up first as an outsider, and then becoming part of and working his way through Hollywood. The audiobook is narrated by him and was engaging to listen to. It's a great peek into the inner workings of the world of TV and movie, and has many touching stories about growing up, learning life lessons and loving, along the way.
Learn about Hollywood and being a child star in the 80s and 90s through the eyes of Rob Lowe. I always liked him as an actor but knowing his story I have a greater appreciation for him and what it takes to make it in Hollywood. The story is fast paced and entertaining and Rob's narration is energetic as always. Fun read.
First grade teacher and Mom of 4, ages 22,18,5,&3.
Growing up with the "Brat Pack" it was interesting to listen to an insiders account. The underlying story made me think about life and what I do as a person in my personal and business life. The short memories of the experiences the author had are humorous and exciting.
Having him reading his own words made the story come to life. He was, after all, the one who experienced the life he is describing. He knew first hand which parts should be funny and which should be serious.
I was pleasantly at the humor in the book. There were several times where I literally laughed out loud.
Rob Lowe's book is fascinating. It was like looking back through your life hearing an up close and personal view of things you watched from a distance. His reading of his life story kept me captivated, and my mind never wandered while I listened to this book. I would definitely recommend it to others!
I think it was his voice, it was mesmerizing and you could actually see the events unfolding as he described them. His impressions of others was right on.
I both laughed and cried. It was one of the best audible books I have listened to. You felt you were right there watching the events unfold.
I would give this book 10 stars!
I can't compare because I didn't read the print version I really enjoyed the audible version though
The story he was telling about getting the part on the outsiders and all the different things that they had to go through
I don't really have an opinion on this
I really enjoyed this book and I have been recommending it to my friends thanks for the good stories Rob Lowe!!
Loved the audio version of this book. Rob Lowe does an excellent job narrating his book.
The passion the author conveys telling the story.
His first movie "The Outsiders"
Highly recommend. This was my first audible book, not sure others will live up to my expectations after this book!
Nothing to compare it to honestly. I normally do not like autobiographies.
Hearing the stories of him as a kid, growing up with the other future brat pack members, story of meeting Martin Sheen for the first time.
I normally only listen during my commute, but i found myself taking any opportunity I could to listen.
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.
Books, and words, and information are my treasures.
I was happily surprised by how beautifully the book was written. And also how seamless the narration was. I usually don't think authors make the best narrators but Rob Lowe is an exception to the rule. Who knew that Rob Lowe is not only gorgeous but very bright and well spoken.
Rob and his mother because I could relate lo both of them.
When Rob, as a child, realized that in order to protect himself he needed to keep everyone at an arm's length.
When Rob faced his alcoholism and made a decision to do something about it!
It was like hopping in a time machine and seeing the 80s through the eyes of my crush!