I remember very vividly having Rob Lowe's posters scattered all over the walls of my teenage bedroom. I was a huge fan of The Outsiders, St Elmo's Fire, and pretty much anything in which the "cute guys" from the Brat Pack appeared. Even so, I was apprehensive about this title despite the reviews. I think I was still envisioning Mr. Lowe as the sweet faced boy on my wall rather than an accomplished actor or talented author. How wrong I was! So glad I took a chance on this one. I found this book to be wildly entertaining and upon completing it, I almost felt like I'd been reunited with childhood friends.
Rob Lowe narrates his live excellently. How his life intersects with so many names and faces is amazing. Great to listen to. No sappy stories, just interesting and engaging.
picky old lady
The title of this book is perfect for the Audible format. Let me preface by saying that I'm only peripherally aware of Rob Lowe's work, not a groupie-personality, and bought the book based on other reviews.
It 100% feels like a friend telling you a story from their own experience, and can be listened to one anecdote at a time with each being well-crafted, interesting and very well-told. Completely enjoyable. My recommendation: if you're interested in the book, buy it in AUDIO format. I'm glad I did.
Great background stories to the Hollywood headlines we all saw on the news or read about. The story of Hollywood actors sure seem removed from reality, but the way Rob told his story makes it all relate-able to the average normal american boy.
I would absolutely recommend this well told, delightful, poignant story.
Rob's ability to be articulate, but also down-to-earth and showing his human fears, joys and foibles.
No, I have never listened to, read or truthfully, even watched any of his movies. After listening to this, however, I have made it a point to watch.
Well Done, Mr. Lowe!
Say something about yourself!
Good job rob, or whoever wrote this.
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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.