I felt like I was getting real insight in to some of the most interesting people of the last 30 years. Rob Lowe is a very likable and seems very down to earth. His life has been extraordinary but he seems so self effacing. I finally realized why I always like his characters-he's a nice guy.
His perspective seems very unbiased, you feel like your getting a behind the scenes peek. Although Rob didn't seem bitter over his West Wing departure I now am-I was a huge fan and the producers (or whoever made the stupid decision) messed up a great show by allowing Rob & the writer to get away. I laughed out loud at several of the stories & I really enjoyed this book.
Tell us about yourself!
The insight of a person that millions think they know when in fact, they don't know at all.
I can not imagine how difficult (yet liberating) it was for him to write this piece of his history. I wish that we could read the story in its entirety (all the parts that were cut out). I find his personal journey facinating. I have never had a problem with alcohol or drugs. My co-dependency extends to coffee and chocolate. I could hear the rawness in his voice when he spoke about his intimate demons. Facinating.
Anything and everything about his Mom, Cheryl, Matthew and John.
Yes. Probably will again.
For someone with so much talent, on screen and off, who has been scrutizined for his past and yet is still humbled and grateful for his experiences and willing to continue to grow, learn and yearn to be a better person, I am a bigger fan and have more admiration and respect for Rob Lowe than I ever did when he was pinned up on my wall almost 30 years ago.
Those who are quick to demolish the value of a person based on common mistakes, do not have mirrors in their own home.
I hope he writes another book. I will be first in line. Thank you Rob Lowe, from a fan of your life, not just your work.
Life in the Thumb
Who knew that Rob Lowe was so much deeper than a pretty face??? I really enjoyed this entertaining and enlightening autobiography that Lowe penned. His self-deprecating manner, his spot-on imitations of Robert Wagner, Cary Grant, Emilio Esteves, Mike Myers (the list could go on forever), and his vulnerability made this a top audio read for me.
Recommend? If you enjoy autobiographies, were a teen when Rob Lowe hit Tiger Beat magazine, and just enjoy getting the inside scoop of an interesting person's life, then I do believe you will enjoy this. I loved listening to Rob tell his story and I'm glad that he made it through the maze of Hollywood success and all of its trappings. He came out on the other side with a loving wife by his side, two sons that he clearly adores, and realizing that family, sobriety, and keeping your integrity are more important that anything stardom can offer!
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #104
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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!
I enjoy listening to audio books because they entertain me while doing other mundane life's chores!!! I am taken to other places and have an eclectic taste!
Refreshing story...I am not normally a celebrity watcher whatsoever, but this looked interesting and Rob Lowe conveyed that even though he chose acting as a career, having a normal life with friends and family is after all what people need to have a happy and healthy life!! I really enjoyed peeking into a world we know nothing about in my family....and yes. We are just as lucky, too!! Thanks, Rob Lowe, for your story. I am reading and watching the Outsiders now because of this listen as well.
Having little understanding of an actor's life, Rob delivered for me a sense of the journey with candor and humility.
Francis Ford Coppola. Clearly he lives in another dimension.
Patrick Swayze. Rob Lowe projecting a Texas twang was entertaining.
Rob's accounts of John Jr. Could get you to tear up.