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Love Life Audiobook

Love Life

Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.
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Publisher's Summary

Actor, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.

Actor Rob Lowe is an entertaining raconteur whose best-selling first audiobook, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, was hailed as "self-deprecatingly funny" (The New York Times) and "thoroughly entertaining" (Time) and earned the author the cover of Vanity Fair.

Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

Among the many adventures Lowe describes in Love Life are what it's like in the trenches as both the star and producer of a flop TV show; how a visit, as a 20-year-old, to Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion led to a surprise in the hot tub; how an actor prepares for a role, as well as the practical, boots-on-the-ground details no drama or film school would ever teach you. You'll delight at the hilarious account of the time a major movie star stole his girlfriend, and of coaching a kid's basketball team dominated by omnipresent helicopter parents. The story of coming to terms with his son's departure to college for the education his father never got will touch anyone with a family.

Building on Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Love Life is the literary equivalent of returning to a favorite restaurant to savor a completely different, delicious new dish. If you love life, you'll love this audiobook.

©2014 Rob Lowe (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    Stephen 09-21-15
    Stephen 09-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A little light on content."

    A little light on content but the message ended up being great. It is not a new concept but he made it feel important again.

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    Kaui 09-17-15
    Kaui 09-17-15 Member Since 2015

    I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks

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    "Fantastic listen - bravo Rob!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read Rob Lowe's first book earlier this summer on the recommendation from a very well-read (think massive non-fiction tomes) friend, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. On the strength of my enjoyment of Mr. Lowe's first memoir, I picked this one up as a literature break. I listened to both books, and note that Mr. Lowe is an excellent narrator. His diction, affect, mimicry (he is a master vocal imitator) and expressiveness make him very, very easy and enjoyable to listen to. I am unsure how much I would enjoy reading this book - certainly I would not enjoy it more than listening to it and fear that I would like it somewhat less. Reviews are all over the place but I give this one 5 stars. Listen to it if you can. Classics are his recounting of a visit to the Playboy Mansion, creating a Bigfoot sighting for his boys whilst camping, and his insight into successfully authoring one's own life. I recommend, especially as an audiobook.


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    Lois Creamer St. Louis, MO 08-01-15
    Lois Creamer St. Louis, MO 08-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Bravo .. Again .."

    I've now read both of Lowe's books and have to say they are equally terrific. There's something special about an author reading his own book. I found Lowe's take on family, career, relationships and life's priorities refreshing. I look forward to his next book!

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    Michelle Reitz Cleves, OH USA 07-22-15
    Michelle Reitz Cleves, OH USA 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Unforgettable"

    Much more than a memoir. Insightful, poignant. I highly recommend this book as well as Rob Lowe's first book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends. Excellent!

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    Fireflyjane 06-21-15
    Fireflyjane 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read!"

    Rob Lowe does and amazing job narrating his book. Reminds everyone how short life is and how to take each day anew as we only have a limited supply.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Molly-o Seattle 09-29-14
    Molly-o Seattle 09-29-14 Member Since 2007

    English major. Love to read

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    "Not as good as the first"

    I never would have read the first one of Rob Lowe's books but I did because my daughter told me I would like it. I loved that one. This one not so much -- I still think he is a great writer and his self-effacing manner in regards to describing his life is so delightful, so one might say "what is there not to love?" It's the story - he preaches a bit too much. He took a good thing and stretched it too thin on another attempt. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for him because I learned quickly in his first book that he is waaaay more than just a pretty face, but this one didn't measure up.

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    Kelly Livermore, CA, United States 04-15-14
    Kelly Livermore, CA, United States 04-15-14 Member Since 2011

    Part time artist - Like to listen to audiobooks when I am working and creating.

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    "Its official, Rob Lowe is a great story teller!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love Life to be better than the print version?

    I would say the audio version would be better than the print because you hear all the stories in his voice. There is one story in particular, that you just have to hear. He also does wonderful voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved his first book and thought, what a great story teller. I recommended it to my son and husband, who loved it as well. Originally, I decided to listen to the first book because we are about the same age and I have seen his career path. I thought it would be interesting, no expectations. With the second book, I HAD expectations because I enjoyed the first one so much. It delivered! I wasn't sure in the first chapter but I got what I expected a wonderful behind the scenes stories that are told in a warm, self-effacing way. I hope he keeps writing!

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    Dina LAKE ZURICH, IL, United States 05-04-14
    Dina LAKE ZURICH, IL, United States 05-04-14 Member Since 2015

    Never without an audible book on my phone!

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    "Another Winner"

    I don't know how you could listen to both of Rob Lowe's memoirs and not admire him. Forget that he is a great story teller and narrator. What really makes his work shine is his honest self reflection. And, through his words, we get to know someone that, like all of us, is not perfect, but has striven for conscious awareness and self improvement. I will be interested to read the memoir he writes when he is 75.

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    Trish Virginia 07-14-14
    Trish Virginia 07-14-14 Member Since 2010

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "Welcome Back!!"

    I adored Rob Lowe's first book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, and it is still one of my very favorite audiobooks. I also enjoyed this second memoir, possibly a tiny bit less than the first, but still laughed along with Rob at some very human stories and experiences. As expected, the narration is wonderful once again!

    In case you're looking for--or looking to avoid--the love life details, they're not here. Rob Lowe loves and embraces the life he has chosen, and I'm glad he continues to open the door and invite us to peek inside!

    **If you listen to the credits, his son wrote and performed the music on this audiobook production--very cool!!**

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    russell levittown, NY, United States 04-27-14
    russell levittown, NY, United States 04-27-14
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    "He did it again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I used to think that he was a Dick head when he was a kid just another teen idol. This is the second book I read by him turns out I was wrong. Can't judge a book by its cover and that's the truth about Rob. I believe he's wasting his time acting and he can do more for this country with his brains. Because the idiots that are in there now are scary. This is a man that can go all the way if the people would know what it really is after listening to his two books I like the way he looks at this world and the way he tells the truth and that's what we miss in politics today. Keep up the work Rob keep writing I will purchase your material if it stays like this all the time thank


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