I just have to say I never knew Rob Lowe was so interesting and intelligent. I must've been in a different generation (and a sheltered home) and hadn't seen any of his movies outside of Wayne's World and Austin Powers. I had no idea he was so "famous" an actor to have been in league with the Brat Pack and that he was in Outsiders-which I saw in high school but was not aware he was in it. A year ago I started watching Parks and Recreation and was pleasantly surprised with his performance on the show. He was punctual, bright and funny. In listening to this audiobook, I learned he is diverse and talented as well. I loved how honest and open he was about himself and how I got a glimpse into the inner workings of an actor's mind and what goes into making a movie or television series. I loved his perspectives, knowledge gained and lessons learned over a lifetime all summed up in one book. Over a year ago, I stumbled across the sampling of this audiobook one night while I was sewing, and it was like a breath of fresh air-it took more than a year later to choose this book to read. I did so because I remembered how much I liked the sample. I wish I wouldn't have waited so log! It was great!
Lots of name-dropping and stories about how great people are. Just because a story involves a celebrity, doesn't make it interesting.
I was both bored and disappointed.
If you're interested in stories about celebrities just because they're celebrities, then you might like this. Lots of people are interested in that sort of thing, and that's just fine, it's just not for me.
I hope he writes more books. .He would great at fictional books or even fantasies.
Upbeat, interesting and very well written. Rob presents himself as insightful, self effacing, humble grateful, and above all human. One thing that I loved about this book was how positive and upbeat it was. Not in a glorified pom-pom rally way, but in a mature, energetic and respectful way. That's hard to do, nearly impossible to maintain in terms of balancing entertainment and composition. A lot of careful thought went into the writing and storytelling, and it shows. Respect.
I would listen to it again, because he is a real person who I can relate too.. This is a true
Story which I beieve as a Malibu resident.
I am Sober! I Love You too!
I expected to love this book as I have been a fan of Rob Lowe since I watched The Outsiders in my 7th grade English class and, like so many girls before me, was immediately hooked on Sodapop Curtis. The West Wing had also just premiered and, when I realized Rob was on this show, I began watching it with my mom every week, firmly cementing my affection of this actor.
What I did not expect, however, was to be moved to tears on multiple occasions with the incredibly deep and profound writing that details not only a life in Hollywood, but also the impact this has on many stars who enter into an acting career at an early age. Hearing him detail all the things that led him down a path to alcoholism and a sex scandal, and then finally to the love of his love and his family, allows an eye opening understanding of the type of life we all so often glamorize.
It appears that the speech writing skills of Sam Seaborn either weren't a stretch for Rob to act, or they rubbed off on him, because this book is beautifully written. That, combined with the soothing, welcoming voice of Rob himself (and his hilarious, pretty bang on impressions of many other stars) captured my attention from start to finish. I listened to this book during my commute to and from work and it was very much like I was driving a good friend around town, listening to his stories about life, love, and Hollywood.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone and I'm excited to move onto his second book, "Love Life."