This book is so much fun to listen to. He became a young star at a fascinating time and met so many intersting people. It will be a flash back in time for many. His reading of the book is great. He switches voices to immitate characters like Andy Warhol etc. and he is quite good at it. I laughed out loud on multiple occasions. It is a fun and fascinating ride through the time period, movie industry and Rob's personal life. A MUST listen if you enjoy biographies.
I have very happy with this book. Rob did a great job narrating this/his book.
It was very interesting and kept me entertained.
I highly recommend this book.
I've listened to a lot of books on audible. This is a sleeper and by far my favorite. Rob crushes it! Awe inspiring but calm and amazing in its own way. I didn't know who he was before and now I'm a huge fan. Best of of luck Rob .. from a new (and real) fan who won't show up in your underwear! If family life permits, I would love to see more in the future. Please...
I loved this book!!! It was interesting from the first sentence. Rob Lowe narrates the book so well I hope he thinks about reading more books. I would buy them all. You won't be disappointed. I watched all of his movies and the West Wing again with the in put from the book. It was wonderful. I was so sorry when I finished the book because I miss its company for the long drive to work.
Sure every young girl crushed on this guy back in the day, but don't let that lead you to skip this book. You want to read it because A) the guy can write B) the hollywood insight is great C) there's laughter, loss, and redemption and D) you'll be mesmerized 10 minutes in.
The book is an honest look at the guy's life in a way that makes you feel like he was (and is) the neighborhood kid made good. No haughtiness and no over-the-top self deprecation. When he's done good, he tells you, when he hasn't, the guy is up front about that too. The chapters and stories have good breaks, so you can easily pick up where you left off.
For a guy who has touched base with actors, stars, presidents, and royalty, Lowe makes you feel like it could happen to you with hard work and some serendipity.
I sure hope he continues to write and whether he does or not, I sure hope he thinks about reading another book on Audible.
Biographies are not usually my favorite read (most of the time I've already heard more about the person than I care to over the years) but this book kept my interest from the beginning. And Rob Lowe in an excellent narrator (some celebs are terrible in spite of being good actors).
Rob Lowe speaks of how others encouraged him to write, they were right.Rob Lowe, please write more. I downloaded this audio book after enjoying listening to Tina Fey's Bossypants. As much as I enjoyed Bossypants, I was totally enthralled by both the writing and by Rob Lowe reading this book. I hope that that there will be more non-fiction and fiction books by this tremendously talented writer!
What an unexpected pleasure this book was! I found myself sitting in my driveway with my iPod plugged into my car with no headphones and not wanting to stop the playback! Rob Lowe can write, and write well! What a great storyteller!
Mr Lowe has had a very interesting life. Full of ups and downs and hard work and lots of struggle and just plain fun. Nothing, not one thing has ever been handed to him and that has instilled in him a drive that has gotten him where he is today.
It's seems to me from this memoir that Mr Lowe has his mother to thank for so much. She was a tragic soul, who i firmly believe was literally being poisoned for many years. He mentioned more than once how his mother felt it was important that he find his own way and figure things out for himself. She was the antithesis of the current day "stage mother". Rob Lowe rode a bus for 2 1/2 hours a day to get to the studio! Can you imagine that happening today? My Lord, someone would call Child Protection!! Yet the result is clearly a man with an arsenal of personal strengths and enormous character that has gotten him very far! When push comes to shove Rob Lowe has what it takes to pick himself up and do the right thing and stay on track. When partying was his priority he did it hard and he did it well. When responsibility and love became his priority he did it hard and did it well.
Kudos Mr Lowe! YOU are the Hollywood actor I would like to see as the role model, You are the person our children should be emulating!
Rob Lowe has done an excellent job here. No question about it he is an unknown american icon. After reading this book I am a huge fan of his struggle in life to reach a place of serenity. Heartwarming, well written and fascinating stories. You would be hard pressed not to enjoy this one.
I have always been a Rob Lowe fan but, this book has made me like him even more. It kept my attention and I found his life story very interesting. He has a pleasant delivery and who knew he could do so many impressions.