...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.
Avid reader turned listener.
Lowe's deep self-reflection and honesty with his readers
Lowe's experiences in auditions and on set, in addition to stories about his upbringing in Ohio and California.
His voice, impersonations of others and in general his candor.
I did laugh at a few points. It wasn't particularly emotion-rendering but it was very good.
mom of 3 boys!
I was able to revisit the movies and the idols I enjoyed in my teens! Being just 4 years younger than Rob I had a great time listening to his story. I plan to buy a copy for my dear friend from my teen years! I wish I had known that my idols were just as insecure and uncertain about life as I was at that age. That common experience is reassuring even to learn about years later.
I really liked this autobiography. Lowe conveys a wit and honesty that I find rare in Hollywood celebrities - a great listen all around.
Part time artist - Like to listen to audiobooks when I am working and creating.
I don't like writing. I like reading and listening so for me to make an effort to write a review is a big deal. I thought it was really well written & performed. Gave you the feeling he was talking to you as if you were a close friend. I would recommend to anyone whether they are a fan of Rob Lowe or not.
Yes. It has a wide appeal
There were several stories throughout the book as the title alludes. Some are funny, some shocking and many sincerely touching. Having the author read it made it even better
The book made me laugh out loud several times
A great listen. Rob Lowe keeps you laughing and then has you thinking deeply about life right after. He has lots of great stories about his life in general, classic movies, celebrities, old Hollywood, new Hollywood and its well put together in a chronological tale about him coming to figure out who he is and what he really wants.
The performance is fantastic, I wish Rob Lowe could read all of my audiobooks to me. He does perfect impressions of famous celebrities, even a Walken! He always puts a great distinctive voice to every character in the book. The narration is smooth & comforting.
An insider's look inside Hollywood seen through the eyes of sensitive and witty Rob Lowe. He's charming and funny. A very nice book to listen to!