Yes - It's always fun to hear an autobio told by the biographer - plus Mr. Lowe's impressions of some great icons are first class.
Hmmm we'll I'm partial to the Brat Pack Rob Lowe or his Sam Seaborn era but I am now more partial to the shy yet fearless child Rob depicts who is driven by his dream of becoming an actor and am very impressed with the father, friend, husband, philanthropist and genuine person Rob Lowe is.
Next on my list is Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I - also read by Rob Lowe among others.
Wow! Mr. Lowe's ability to write soul searching stories, past and present, that not only entertain but remind you of what's important in life, is a true gift. The stories of relationships or acquaintances throughout his life are concerned with how or why they affected his person and the significance these people had on his life. Rob has a beautiful way of tying encounters and experiences of his early years to the present day person he has become. Although deep it is hularious as well!
Thank you for sharing your journey and life Mr. Rob Lowe! A truely inspiring book that I would recommend to anyone!
I have to admit, I've never been a huge Rob Lowe fan. I opted to listen to this book based on the audible.com review. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am now a huge fan of Rob Lowe. He wrote a witty, intelligent, and enjoyable book. Way to Go Rob Lowe!
His stories of his life and Hollywood and how they intersect was enlightening and sometimes hysterical.
An interesting life, being well lived!
Yes, Rob Lowe's reading gave the book a different light.
Rob Lowe, the book was about him
There were many parts. It was interesting to read that his life wasn't always charmed. It made me think of the West Wing , it's cast and the producers in a different light.
One of the best listens I've had the pleasure of listening too.
Rob Lowe has a dynamic personality that shines through his voice. I felt like we were sitting at my living room table having coffee and talking about life.
Hearing him describe the birth of his son brought tears to my eyes and a new admiration for Rob Lowe the man not just the actor.
Great listen. A must for anyone who grew up in the 80's watching movies like About Last Night and The Outsiders. Like walking down memory lane with some interesting twists and tidbits of information. Rob Lowe does a super job telling you about his life experiences but keeping his friends lives private. .
why: It is about him
His narrative is excellent
yes, when he finally won his battle with addiction
I learned a lot about his early movies which I will be watching now. Many interesting facts about Hollywood and other actors. More of a behind the scenes view. Will read this book again.
Books, and words, and information are my treasures.
I was happily surprised by how beautifully the book was written. And also how seamless the narration was. I usually don't think authors make the best narrators but Rob Lowe is an exception to the rule. Who knew that Rob Lowe is not only gorgeous but very bright and well spoken.
Rob and his mother because I could relate lo both of them.
When Rob, as a child, realized that in order to protect himself he needed to keep everyone at an arm's length.
When Rob faced his alcoholism and made a decision to do something about it!
It was like hopping in a time machine and seeing the 80s through the eyes of my crush!
A film editor who loves a great story.
Rob Lowe is an exceptional writer. His narration....perfection as it's his story. One of my most favorite audiobook ever!
...then you'll really enjoy this book. i don't listen to many audio books because sometimes the the narrators voice just doesn't "fit" the characters well but of course in this case...that was NOT the case! I really enjoyed this audio book most because Rob narrated it himself. He has a nice voice and it gave more meaning to the story to hear about his life and career in his own words.
Rob Lowe himself of course!
This is my first book by Rob
I've listened to and read many 1st person narratives such as this but must say that this one surprised me with its quality. It turns out that Rob Lowe really is Sam Seaborn! He is an excellent writer and does a stunning job narrating his own prose. What's more, he's had an unusually interesting life. Whether through his own efforts or just pure luck he has met many interesting people and has had quite a few adventures. He also has a great deal of insight into what Hollywood is about and what life is, or should be, about.
Sure, reading a actor's memoir is a form of voyeurism - a chance to hear a little dirt about all those hollywood celebrities. What's refreshing here is that Lowe did not write a kiss and tell, or a drag anyone down. He simply tells you the path of his life , all the good and the bad and how things have turned out. He does not talk trash about others but rather complements his fellow actors and provides insight into the life of an actor. He lived through the heady days of the 80's , the "Brat Pack", the drugs and the alcohol and tells you all about it. Look up the Brat Pack in wikipedia and you will see that Rob Lowe is one of the few survivors - healthy and with an intact family.
I enjoyed the stories and I enjoyed his telling of them. I especially enjoyed his narration.