I've been in LOVE with Rob Lowe since my adolescence, and this audiobook has only enhanced my crush (and I'm 41). The story is chronological, engaging, rich with detail, humor, and self-deprecation. Lowe is an excellent storyteller and shows himself to be intelligent and funny; I'd heard before reading this book that he is an incredible mimic, and his imitations of assorted celebrities and personalities are incredibly dead-on.
I loved this book and didn't want it to end. I also really, really loved that it wasn't smarmy, negative, or rude towards anyone. I highly recommend this book, especially in audiobook format.
Very fun to sit back and hear all the interesting stories from Rob Lowe's treasure trove of experiences. Kind of felt like he was sharing over a glass of wine, very entertaining and quite enjoyable.
Since I listened to this interesting book, I've read several reviews that talk about what a juicy tell-all it is. It is not. Its a well-written and interesting story of someone who has been through Hollywood's trenches and emerged as a pretty normal guy. I loved hearing about his early friendships and found stories about movie-making to be really interesting. I would recommend this book. Its an easy and enjoyable listen.
Rob Lowe fell off my radar in the early 90's and I was just too busy to get into The West Wing to see him redeem himself. BUT... I must say I had a mad crush on him in the 80's because of his fierce sex appeal and insanely handsome face. This book reminded me of his awesomeness, but it also impressed me because it was so well written. His deep and insightful reflections are clever, funny, and sensitive. I even CRIED a few times!!!! Rob's impressions of people like Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, and others are dead-on and very entertaining. Download this one. He is WAY more than the sex symbol I used to stare at 20 years ago.
I listen to a ton of books, and rarely actually purchase them. I typically wait for the library to get them in and listen for free. This time, I am happy to say that this was worth every blessed penny. Typically, I remove a book from my iPhone immediately upon finishing it. Not so with this one - I have gone back and re-listened to a couple of chapters ... in particular, where Rob talks about the pilot episode of The West Wing. He is engaging as a narrator, and makes you feel like you're sitting at the kitchen table, or curled up on his living room couch listening to his stories. Rob is also a wonderful writer - I am hoping that he now has "the bug" and I'll have something to read again soon!
I really enjoyed this work, which didn't sound like it was "work" for him at all. It was fun to hear all the name drops of kids he played with that have also made such public futures for themselves.
Rob's voice is pleasant and entertaining, his impersonations impressive!
Spend an afternoon with him, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Well-written, well-read, interesting stories. Actually made me go back to watch The Outsiders and About Last Night. Like Oprah said, hard to put down!
WOW! This wonderful man writes and READS as good (well) as he looks, and that is saying a lot!! Sadly, this was my first audible purchase and now absolutely nothing comes close, and I've downloaded several in eager anticipation after this.
It is a joy to recommend this so highly. I envy you!
I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. Rob Lowe is not only a great actor but a master storyteller and writer. One of the things I liked most about the book is that it was written with integrity and avoids telling a story at the expense of other celebrities. Bravo, Mr. Lowe, bravo.
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I bought this book for my wife and ended up loving it myself.
A fascinating ribbon of stories that weave through Rob's life. Hearing Rob tell the stories in his own words and voice makes for a riveting and delightful listen.
When it was over it made me wish for more.