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.
This tome is a captivating look of Rob Lowe's life from his childhood to his adult life. I can see why his friend Mike Meyers told him he must write this book! I'm close in age to Rob Lowe (having watched most of the movies he talks about in the book) and he gives interesting tidbits of information that he might indeed only share with one of his friends. It's refreshing that he and his wife have a strong relationship which he cherishes to this day, and he reveals the story of their love affair. I enjoyed his narration and it enhanced the telling of his life story. Money well-spent.
The stories about his West Wing years.
The many behind-the-scenes stories where the listener/reader learns what happens in order to get movies made.
The story that opened the book which he returns to near the end of the book. It has to do with John Kennedy, Jr. and leaves the listener/reader wanting more Rob Lowe stories!
A great read by Lowe himself, with a compelling story and he's not afraid to talk about the tough parts of his life (rehab, etc)
Lowe changed my idea of who he is with this book - I always took him for a pretty-boy member of the brat pack, who lacked a lot of substance. His writing and reflection reveals his intelligence, wit and humour. I only downloaded this bio because others recommended it, and it was well worth it.
Hearing Lowe read his book adds another dimension - I feel like he was truly telling his most personal thoughts, and while he happily laughs at himself, Lowe feels like a friend now. (Note: I am not a deluded stalker, it was just great to hear him read his words in the phrasing he intended)
Yes, very intriguing. There is alot more to Rob Lowe than you would think. He has a very unique story of his beginnings in Hollywood and the parts about his upbringing and his neurotic mother are touching, and funny at the same time.
I loved best how candid he was.
Getting to know about his life.
His relationship with jfk jr
no, but it was a very emotional story. Very heartwarming.
I am often reluctant to read celebrity memoirs because of the potential for whining or the special remove that celebrities often have from real life, which can be annoying. However, this book did not operate that way. Rob Lowe accounts his life, both his personal life and his encounters with other celebrities, in a matter-of-fact way that keeps the narrative fresh. He is at the same time aware of his celebrity, but not in awe of it -- or himself. His grasp of story-telling is great, and there's not a dull moment in this book. I was slightly disappointed that he didn't go into more detail about his very public scandal, but I understand why he didn't -- he wants to be known as an actor and a good guy (which he seems to be), not someone who's going to be forever tainted by a bad decision. Take a chance on this book -- at the very least you'll be entertained, and at the most, you'll be moved by the struggles of this public person's challenging life.
Rob Lowe's performance lends an extra layer of oomph to this book that someone reading it would not get. He mimics the voices of the other people in the book, mainly celebrities, very well, giving the narrative a lot of character.
Having the author read the story really added an additional element to the story.
Everyone should download this as it goes by quickly and you don't want it to end!