Rob Lowe's narration of this book was superb! His down to earth, yet elegant and sophisticated writing was a joy to hear. I have admiration and respect for him and had no idea what hurdles he overcame in his life. Loved every bit of it!
Haven't read bios in awhile... This one was picked because of the great reviews and boy they where right! Made me wanna watch movies from the 80's (I was born in 82) and hope Rob's stories would never stop! Highly recommended!
I am not a big follower of Rob's career, so I don't quite know why I wanted to listen to his story but I gave it a shot. As someone who is constantly finding his way around the Hollywood machine, it was fun to see how much lives and careers intersect in this town. It amazes me how small the town is and Rob has navigated the waters with humor and panache. The book went way too fast for me and look forward to his next offering whenever it comes.
Great book for anyone interested in the inner workings of Hollywood. And Rob lets you know that being a "heartthrob" is not what it's cracked up to be! Great insights.
I have been listening to books on Audible for several months, and am quite addicted. Out of all of the books I have listened to, this is my first 5 star rating. The book is great, the performance is great. Thanks Rob! I have been a fan since the Outsiders, but feel like a new fan all over again. I look forward to your next project.
I had hard time stopping the book until I was done. Shares inner thoughts and emotions in away that makes you feel the experience.
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
I found this book interesting in that it was a chance to learn about the history of Rob Lowe. I learned that he had a history of substance abuse and a very dysfunctional family background. He garnered a lot of respect from me as I proceeded through the book, learning about how he overcame seemingly unsurmountable obstacles to become a respected actor and more. I loved him in The West Wing but was fascinated to hear about the early films he was in, many of which I had never heard of. I think this is a book worth reading if you have enjoyed Rob in his various roles and would like to know more about him.
If I had read this book, I would have missed Rob Lowe's imitations of acquaintances' voices. I would have liked the book--admired the ability to look so directly at his own life, lived on the edge for so many years. The authentic tones and accents gave this a flavor of reality I might have missed otherwise.