No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
This is a pretty honest and open look at Rob Lowe's life. As I was growing up, my teenage years, Lowe was making movie after movie. It was interesting to hear what he was doing and thinking at the time.
While he may have been a teen heartthrob, he is relevant today in movies, television, Twitter and all. He comes across [now] as a common sense kinda guy.
The book is filled with famous names and Lowe is always gracious when speaking of them.
I enjoyed it and if you are you were born in 1960 into mid 1970's you will like this as much as I did.
I normally don't buy books on or about celebrities, but I've seen several interviews with Lowe -promoting the book/movie Killing Kennedy- lately. His tweets are few and far between but always on point! I would NOT use a credit to get it, but when it popped up on sale for under $5, I went for it.
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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.
This book was so very good. It is obvious this is an intelligent, well read man. He wrote a wonderful story giving you a view into his coming of age. I thought the writing was so very good. Wish he would write a novel also. This book made me laugh and shed some tears.
If I could give him a 10 on narration I would. He narrates his story better than any star biography I have heard. Really really appreciated his narration. He is quite capable of mimicking others voices. Tastefully written book...I admire you Rob in all your incarnations.
Fantastic! Lowe is a great performer and actor but also a great WRITER! The stories are compelling and he tells them with humor, wit, warmth and heart.
First of all I love it when the author is also the narrator so kudos to Rob Lowe for putting his voice to his words. Secondly, it was hard to turn it off. His stories pull you in and you want more. I loved that he kept it dignified throughout while still telling such personal details. This will be one of those books I listen to once a year. Loved it.
This book was so good and so well done I wish I could start all over again and listen to it for the first time! I highly recommend it.
Rob tells a moving story that tracks a period of my own adolescence, teen hustle, ambition and addiction, and success. I just finished the audio book today on the running trail as I train for my first Ultra marathon at 60. Thanks Rob, you laid it out there and it struck deeply. Keep it coming. I know we both will.
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I've always been a Rob Lowe fan and after listening to his book I'm even more so. He comes across as smart and funny and so much more than just a pretty face. I listened to it during my 45 minute drive to and from work every day and I couldn't wait to get in the car to resume listening. I would highly recommend this book.