No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
This is a pretty honest and open look at Rob Lowe's life. As I was growing up, my teenage years, Lowe was making movie after movie. It was interesting to hear what he was doing and thinking at the time.
While he may have been a teen heartthrob, he is relevant today in movies, television, Twitter and all. He comes across [now] as a common sense kinda guy.
The book is filled with famous names and Lowe is always gracious when speaking of them.
I enjoyed it and if you are you were born in 1960 into mid 1970's you will like this as much as I did.
I normally don't buy books on or about celebrities, but I've seen several interviews with Lowe -promoting the book/movie Killing Kennedy- lately. His tweets are few and far between but always on point! I would NOT use a credit to get it, but when it popped up on sale for under $5, I went for it.
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A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I loved this book. It is not a great piece of literature. It does not provide earth shattering insight into Lowe's life. It does not give you dirt on Hollywood A-listers. It does, however, allow you to relive the 80s, if you were a child of that decade, learn a little more about the heart throb from St. Elmo's Fire and gain an appreciation for the professional and adult Lowe has become. Read it because you love Lowe, because you love the 80s, because The West Wing was a favorite tv show. And if you listen to it, Lowe narrates it and he's just dreamy.
This book was so very good. It is obvious this is an intelligent, well read man. He wrote a wonderful story giving you a view into his coming of age. I thought the writing was so very good. Wish he would write a novel also. This book made me laugh and shed some tears.
If I could give him a 10 on narration I would. He narrates his story better than any star biography I have heard. Really really appreciated his narration. He is quite capable of mimicking others voices. Tastefully written book...I admire you Rob in all your incarnations.
Fantastic! Lowe is a great performer and actor but also a great WRITER! The stories are compelling and he tells them with humor, wit, warmth and heart.
First of all I love it when the author is also the narrator so kudos to Rob Lowe for putting his voice to his words. Secondly, it was hard to turn it off. His stories pull you in and you want more. I loved that he kept it dignified throughout while still telling such personal details. This will be one of those books I listen to once a year. Loved it.
Hollywood's pretty boy is a fantastic writer and narrator, and very smart to boot! I found out while listening that I grew in the same town, Dayton, during those same formative years. Maybe that's why it seems so compelling to me, but this book is one of my all-time favorite memoirs. Highly recommended!
Loved everything about Rob's narration of his life! I admire him even more now that I've learned what he went through to get where he is today. His greatest asset and trait? Being a present father and husband!
Learn to be who you are, let go of all you are not.
Wonderfully written and told. who knew Rob Lowe's was so good at impressions? his stories were funny, moving and poignant. I love getting a sense of who he is as a person and how he has learned life's lessons.