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.
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I found the complete appreciation of life and grateful, kind words for others to be very refreshing and inspired.
To steal it from Lena Dunham, "The voice of a generation"
I have raved about this book to anyone and everyone. Excellent story.
The book is very well written. I felt like a friend to Rob Lowe. It had a lot of good and true stories. I really enjoyed the whole book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the actors we see all the time than what the tabloids have to say.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Rob Lowe read his book. It was like hearing tell stories at a cocktail party (though he wouldn't be drinking). I was a teenager in the 80s so many stories read like a behind-the-scenes documentary of some of my favorite movies. It is amazing how his life intersected with so many well-known real-life characters. The best part of audio vs book? Hearing Rob Lowe's spot-on impressions of several famous voices!