I saw you on Oprah, and since we've grown up together, decided to get your book. I have some news for you.... as good as your acting is, and it is good, you are a writer in your soul. Never have I read a book that was so well written and so well narrated. You also do really good impressions! Please write another book, I have a newly found respect for you; your outlook, your perspective, your talent. I hope I will read you again!
I bought this book last week, and my husband started to listen to it before I did! I'm enjoying the book so far.
What a fascinating book. I couldnt stop listening to it. I always enjoy audiobooks that are read by the author, but this is one of the most personal i have ever heard. Great audibook.
Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!
I thought that Lowe was at the popint in his career where he'd still feel the need to "hold back" and "sugar coat" certain aspects of his life...boy, was I wrong!! He was refreshingly honest, thoughtful, and insightful about his life to this point. If you enjoy hearing about the long, hard road to the top of Hollywood, I strongly recommend this! Well read, as well, which I guess should be a given.
world music lover
One of the best. Perhaps this is because my expectations were low, since I have never listened to a celebrity audiobook, but the many good reviews here prompted me to sample it, and then purchase it. I was not dissapointed.
Rob Lowe. In addition to the many stories he has to tell, he does great impersonations!
No, first time.
Not the Rob Lowe you thought you knew.
One of those books I was going to be embarrassed to admit I had read. I was wrong. This is one of the best autobiographies I've come across in a while. Rob Lowe's life has certainly been interesting. Most memorable for me was the Brat Pack period. I, too, was in my early/mid 20's during the 80's and I remember that time with fondness, how we thought we had it all figured out. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Rob Lowe is actually quite a gifted storyteller, and his narration is outstanding. His voice is soothing, and his diction is impeccable. I would recommend listening to this book much more so than reading it, as I believe some of the essence would be lost on a mere printed page.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I loved this book. It is not a great piece of literature. It does not provide earth shattering insight into Lowe's life. It does not give you dirt on Hollywood A-listers. It does, however, allow you to relive the 80s, if you were a child of that decade, learn a little more about the heart throb from St. Elmo's Fire and gain an appreciation for the professional and adult Lowe has become. Read it because you love Lowe, because you love the 80s, because The West Wing was a favorite tv show. And if you listen to it, Lowe narrates it and he's just dreamy.
I loved hearing all the behind the scenes of the "brat pack" this was all happening when I was growing up, young adult years, and so fun to look back and remember these movies, movie starts, and all that Rob went through.
His Narration is so fun, really adds to the book.
I can't pick just one. But I couldn't put the book down (or on pause) during the Outsiders chapters! I loved every minute! I got everyone around me hooked, including my husband and his cousin on a 3 hour drive!
From a guy who doesn't have time to read books, I had a wonderful time listening to this story. I would sit in the car after I got to the office just not wanting to stop listening.
Well written, enjoyable, and personable. I like how Rob Lowe says the interactions he appreciates and looks for the most are sincere ones and connecting with people on a deeper level. He demonstrates that through his story-telling. His book has a feeling of openness that makes one feel like old chums.