Fun and well read.
I would never have thought that I would have enjoyed listening to and be thoroughly entertained by an admittedly simple story that is devoid of grandiose surprises and twists. I really enjoyed Rob's soothing voice and fun stories and recommend it as an 'easy' read.
Yes! Reading this book yourself or listening to Rob tell it is amazing! it felt like you were there with him telling the stories in person! He does such a wonderful job telling his own story!
I just loved Rob narrating. He has a knack for it!
When he is telling the story about filming The Outsiders
Rob Lowe's accomplished storytelling, often expanding personal experiences into larger events and issues.
His self-effacing humor, remarkable in most "star" autobios.
Suprise me, this book is expertly written and told. I HIGHLY reccommend this to everyone. You will want to listen to this many times. It keeps you entertained and wanting to hear more.
I wish I were so good, then I could do better at this review.
BUY IT NOW. Listen Now.
You'll feel better.
Everything. Especially liked how he spoke of lows and highs in his life. Imitations were a special treat. I laughed out loud, while biking.
The story of John Kennedy, 9/11, losing his friends. I cried.
I highly recommend listening to this book. I felt like I was sitting with Rob Lowe while he was telling me about his life. He is an amazing story teller with a delightful sense of humor. I laughed out loud, cried and had a wonderful time.
There were so many, I can't think of one I enjoyed best.
He has a easy conversational style, it did not feel as if was reading, he was just talking causally.
A Pleasant Surprise
Do yourself a favor and listen to this book, you won't regret it.
idk, I didn't read the print version. Obviously.
Him imitating Tom Cruise when talking about The Outsiders. It was hysterical.
The Outsiders part.
Basically, Rob Lowe's one is a story of conflict between who everybody thinks he is, or might be, and who he really is. Rob Lowe is known as being "pretty", but being objectified understandably made him very uncomfortable. People assumed that because he looks like that, there wasn't much inside, 'just a pretty face', But they couldn't be more wrong. At heart Rob is an English teacher's son, a sort of loner, socially akward, and a one woman guy who has been married for a long time. But his 'image' of being a hollywood hunk made for a really uncomfortable juxtposition.
In interviews about this book, almost every interviewer asked him questions like what's it like to be so beautiful. Point.made. Also, on Oprah, he brought his wife, and then people from the audience were like catcalling him and asking him questions like "Why are you so sexy?" In front of his wife!
one of the best
Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller)...a personal memoir, which is my best description of this book...
The Other Side Of Rob Lowe
I grew up alongside him, but in rural NC. It was very interesting to imagine where he was during his life as I was living mine. His personal stories make me want to go rent all his movies and TV shows...hope he writes more.
I must admit I do get very eye-roll-y about obsession with pop culture, like we actually know and care about these famous people - I mean really. However Rob Lowe's book is just a story about trying to make a living in a tough industry. It is human, intimate and interesting. I really enjoyed it. I loved that Rob Lowe read himself. It was terrific, even if you aren't familiar with his work (and history).
Say something about yourself!
Rob Lowe's narration was amazing - I don't think I would have enjoyed reading the book half as much as listening to it. He does all the voices so well. Zelig like life story.
The audiobook is excellent as it's read by Lowe himself, so it has the perfect inflection. The stories are interesting and amusing, and it runs at a good pace, full of Hollywood characters and just enough "behind the scenes" to keep you listening. You do get the sense that a famous guy is trying to re-craft the image of himself, but he does a great job and his perspective is totally worth hearing. He relates stories about his entire career, ups and downs included, and he tells them well.
I definitely laughed and I appreciated how seriously Rob Lowe took the reading.