I got this audiobook based on a recommendation from a friend, and it was a wonderful surprise. I don't know what I thought Rob Lowe's memoir would include - more bros? - but his storytelling is surprisingly warm, humble and endearing. I did not know he struggled with addiction, or knew about his heart-warming marriage, or thought much about his varied and intentional career. I just thought he was a funny, cute actor from my youth and present. But, I managed to enjoy his stories and life lessons. I think it's a little too well-polished or one-sided in some places (I bet the other side of the story could be different), and almost too earnest (often a by-product of addiction recovery. Doesn't bother me one bit, but I think some folks could be cynical about it.). But all in all, it was entertaining to hear all his funny and interesting stories, and surprised how relatable and engaging his storytelling was.
Because I was reluctant to read yet another celebrity biography, I was reluctant to get this book.
I read all the reviews and decided to give it a go.
I wasn't disappointed.
It gives a new face to Rob Lowe. I would definitely recommend.
Rob Lowe has a great reading voice and is easy to listen to. Since I'm not in that life, it gave me an insight as to how difficult it is for someone to attain stardom. Some of the comments seemed like sour grapes but I imagine he payed dearly for his life.
His formative years as a young aspiring actor.
The stories that he tells kept me quite entertained; the fact that he narrates them himself makes this audiobook really stand out!
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Excellent audiobook! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Definitely recommend it to others!
My husband and I listened to this book together... we laughed, we felt some sadness and remembered the people and the stories. Rob... not only are you a great actor, you are a fabulous writer and an entertaining narrator!
The honesty... Rob's opinion, I have a lot of respect for him.
Hearing his voice was exciting, reading his own story was fabulous. In addition, he immitated some of the characters very well... enjoyable!
I love the title!
As someone who grew up with Rob Lowe and watched his career with interest, I found this book very well written and informative.
I loved his insights into Hollywood and how things are run.
He nailed Tom Cruise. FUNNY!
Great read/listen! If you grew up in the 80s you can appreciate this entire book!
It was a fantastic telling of real stories... Love how it interconnected all of Hollywood as made it so real.
Entertaining, Enjoyable, Engaging
I have not listened to Rob Lowe before, but I felt like I became a friend of his and could just invite him over if he comes to my area.
From the heart.
I really feel like I got to know Rob Lowe from this performance and really enjoyed the story.
I always love back story.
Lowe kept on pushing. Found a responsible way to parent by using his experiences and partnership of his friend/wife.
the understanding that he could not change his mom's illness and just kept living his life.
I think a lot of Rob Lowe's performances were overlooked and overshadowed by media marketing and other nonsense.
Rob Lowe's voice and his way of telling the stories. It was like you were sitting with him in his living room.
His honesty and transparency.
He had inflections in his voice, which many readers don't bother with. And his imitations of other actors.
I was moved. And it was hilarious, I would be driving along and laughing outloud.