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.
I really enjoyed the readers voice and the subject matter of the book. Rob Lowe is an amazing writer. It's been a while since a book has made me really feel for the character. Great job Mr. Lowe!
I can't really compare it to other books because i've never read another book like it. I will more tun likely read anything else he writes or reads though.
His own. His life was not of the silver spoon variety that people often associate with celebrities. He persevered and fought for his dream even when he had little or no hope or support. That is an endangered quality these day and i love it!
the moment he decided to go to rehab. Instead of saying "there are plenty of fish in the Sea" he said "This fish is special, and I wont let my addiction keep me from my happiness." I love it when love beats all.
I really hope he writes more :D
Rob Lowe is so interesting ,
All of it :)
I watched Brothers and Sisters , the Outsiders
yes , cry when he spoke about John Jr.
the way he spoke of his love for his wife .
Yes , ...... His voice was the best !!!!!
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!