This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.
Rob Lowe recounts his childhoold and random meetings with celebrities along the way, before they were celebreties. His young fortitude to just go knock on Liza Minellli's hotel door and ask to speak with her, and being let in for a brief visit. There is a section on how he moved to California and started at a new school with the likes of Emilio Estevez, Sean Penn and others, all while they were in junior high school. Rob Lowe talks about his friendship with JFK Jr. and gives a heartwrenching account of the day he died. I have to say that this is by far my favorite audiobook of all times. Rob does a phenomenal job of bringing us through his early years (and challenges faced by an unconventional mother) and the brat pack years, transitioning into his life today. He does it with humor and sincerity, the likes of which I have never "heard" before. I was incrediby sad when I reached the end... It was one of those books you just wanted to savor a little longer.
I can't imagine anyone but Rob Lowe reading this book. He did a marvelous job, portraying his emotions of suprise, excitement and sadness.
The day he learned of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s airplane accident.
I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone interested in celebrity biographies. It is the best one I've heard by far.
Yes. I have never been a huge Rob Lowe fan but I thought I'd give it a try. This story was unexpectedly better than I thought it would be. Rob did a great job narrating his tale and doing the many imitations of people he met on his journey through Hollywood. He was very moving and heartfelt in his explanations of problems he had to face and deal with in order to be at peace with himself, find true happiness, and have a meaningful and fulfilling life.
His not fitting in with the surfer dudes and wanting to get into acting and meeting up with some neighborhood kids in Malibu who seemed to be into that, which ended up being Cris and Sean Penn and Emelio Estevez and Charlie Sheen......back when they were all nobody's. Loved it.
There were many......but I think Christopher Walken stands out.
I did find myself not wanting to get out of the car so I could keep listening.......So, I guess the answer is , yes.
As I mentioned, I was never really a big Rob Lowe fan but after listening to this book, I became one.
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!
I never knew anything about Rob Lowe, so I was not sure if i should even spend the time and money on it..Glad I did,!!! Great story, I never once had a second thought that i should of not purchased it. Well written and well told and very much kept me engaged in the entire story. I hope he writes again, for he has a talent not many of us have.
The fact that Rob Lowe narrates this book really makes it extra enjoyable.
It feels like Rob is actually sitting down and telling you about himself. It gives a good complete life story without bragging.
When Cheryl breaks up with him, and he realizes he has hit rock bottom. I got a little choked up.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved how Rob impersonates voices of the other characters--he is really good at this. I also see Rob in a whole new light.
I feel truly fortunate for being allowed to hear the stories of Rob Lowe. I went into listening to his biography with some trepidation. I didn't know much of his past, hadn't watched much of him in The West Wing. In fact I know him best from his times on Parks and Recreation. "Ann Perkins!"
Regardless Rob chronicles his life in such a way that you feel your sitting in a room just having a conversation. It doesn't hurt that Rob has some incredible stories to tell from his times with the young Sheen's to his time visiting the President in the oval office.
I immensely enjoyed my time listening to Stories I Only Tell My Friends and think anyone with any interest in Rob or the trials and tribulations of actors will enjoy this as well.
I started paying attention to Lowe during Parks and Rec. A little late for a star that has been known for decades.
I was drawn into this book. I found his voice soothing and story enticing. His narration rings true. I believe him. No regrets buying it.
His struggles are easy to relate to and a good lesson in chasing your dreams.