I just finished this book and can't speak highly enough of it. Rob not only takes us on a journey through his life, but does a great job of narrating it as well. I really enjoyed it. If there was any one negative, I would say that it ended somewhat abruptly. I'm not sure when he actually finished writing it, but there wasn't much about his time from when he left The West Wing to present.
That being said, the book shows him to be so much more than the "brat pack" actor of the 80's that most people know him as.
Retired systems analyst; Lover of music, art, travel, technology, birds, Caribbean, scuba; Favorite audiobook genres: mystery, biography, travel, humor, fiction
Based on my scant knowledge of Rob Lowe, I expected this book to be a recital of a risque life with few serious notes. Instead I found a wonderfully written, stong, inciteful story of one actors personal evolution. This is the first book I have read about Hollywood that evoked real emotion and understnading in me. It is well paced, interesting, very real and very well read. Thank You...Write MORE
Rob Lowe offers a parallel perspective of my lifetime. The curtain is pulled aside and you see the reality of the Great Oz.
I saw you on Oprah, and since we've grown up together, decided to get your book. I have some news for you.... as good as your acting is, and it is good, you are a writer in your soul. Never have I read a book that was so well written and so well narrated. You also do really good impressions! Please write another book, I have a newly found respect for you; your outlook, your perspective, your talent. I hope I will read you again!
I bought this book last week, and my husband started to listen to it before I did! I'm enjoying the book so far.
What a fascinating book. I couldnt stop listening to it. I always enjoy audiobooks that are read by the author, but this is one of the most personal i have ever heard. Great audibook.
Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!
I thought that Lowe was at the popint in his career where he'd still feel the need to "hold back" and "sugar coat" certain aspects of his life...boy, was I wrong!! He was refreshingly honest, thoughtful, and insightful about his life to this point. If you enjoy hearing about the long, hard road to the top of Hollywood, I strongly recommend this! Well read, as well, which I guess should be a given.
It was a great romp through his acting career.
I was more interested in his insights into the world and his family in particular. It would be great to see him open more about his personal views. Leaves me wanting more.
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.