One of the best listens I've had the pleasure of listening too.
Rob Lowe has a dynamic personality that shines through his voice. I felt like we were sitting at my living room table having coffee and talking about life.
Hearing him describe the birth of his son brought tears to my eyes and a new admiration for Rob Lowe the man not just the actor.
Great listen. A must for anyone who grew up in the 80's watching movies like About Last Night and The Outsiders. Like walking down memory lane with some interesting twists and tidbits of information. Rob Lowe does a super job telling you about his life experiences but keeping his friends lives private. .
why: It is about him
His narrative is excellent
yes, when he finally won his battle with addiction
I learned a lot about his early movies which I will be watching now. Many interesting facts about Hollywood and other actors. More of a behind the scenes view. Will read this book again.
Books, and words, and information are my treasures.
I was happily surprised by how beautifully the book was written. And also how seamless the narration was. I usually don't think authors make the best narrators but Rob Lowe is an exception to the rule. Who knew that Rob Lowe is not only gorgeous but very bright and well spoken.
Rob and his mother because I could relate lo both of them.
When Rob, as a child, realized that in order to protect himself he needed to keep everyone at an arm's length.
When Rob faced his alcoholism and made a decision to do something about it!
It was like hopping in a time machine and seeing the 80s through the eyes of my crush!
A film editor who loves a great story.
Rob Lowe is an exceptional writer. His narration....perfection as it's his story. One of my most favorite audiobook ever!
...then you'll really enjoy this book. i don't listen to many audio books because sometimes the the narrators voice just doesn't "fit" the characters well but of course in this case...that was NOT the case! I really enjoyed this audio book most because Rob narrated it himself. He has a nice voice and it gave more meaning to the story to hear about his life and career in his own words.
Rob Lowe himself of course!
This is my first book by Rob
I've listened to and read many 1st person narratives such as this but must say that this one surprised me with its quality. It turns out that Rob Lowe really is Sam Seaborn! He is an excellent writer and does a stunning job narrating his own prose. What's more, he's had an unusually interesting life. Whether through his own efforts or just pure luck he has met many interesting people and has had quite a few adventures. He also has a great deal of insight into what Hollywood is about and what life is, or should be, about.
Sure, reading a actor's memoir is a form of voyeurism - a chance to hear a little dirt about all those hollywood celebrities. What's refreshing here is that Lowe did not write a kiss and tell, or a drag anyone down. He simply tells you the path of his life , all the good and the bad and how things have turned out. He does not talk trash about others but rather complements his fellow actors and provides insight into the life of an actor. He lived through the heady days of the 80's , the "Brat Pack", the drugs and the alcohol and tells you all about it. Look up the Brat Pack in wikipedia and you will see that Rob Lowe is one of the few survivors - healthy and with an intact family.
I enjoyed the stories and I enjoyed his telling of them. I especially enjoyed his narration.
Avid reader turned listener.
Lowe's deep self-reflection and honesty with his readers
Lowe's experiences in auditions and on set, in addition to stories about his upbringing in Ohio and California.
His voice, impersonations of others and in general his candor.
I did laugh at a few points. It wasn't particularly emotion-rendering but it was very good.
I was able to revisit the movies and the idols I enjoyed in my teens! Being just 4 years younger than Rob I had a great time listening to his story. I plan to buy a copy for my dear friend from my teen years! I wish I had known that my idols were just as insecure and uncertain about life as I was at that age. That common experience is reassuring even to learn about years later.