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Love Life Audiobook

Love Life

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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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    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dina LAKE ZURICH, IL, United States 05-04-14
    Dina LAKE ZURICH, IL, United States 05-04-14 Member Since 2016

    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.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    josie Asheville, North Carolina 05-25-16
    josie Asheville, North Carolina 05-25-16 Member Since 2008

    Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear

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    "Fantastic!"

    I thought this book was even better than his first. I especially liked the rehab story and his Bigfoot story. I was really surprised how much I liked this. I was moved to tears more than once but in a good way. This book felt much more personal and I think Mr. Lowe's writing is top-notched.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillis 05-22-16
    Phillis 05-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"

    Surprisingly great advice from a great actor! Very engaging stories! Mr. Lowe is a fantastic narrator, and it is real icing on the cake to listen to him read his own book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jon 05-13-16
    Jon 05-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I liked it"

    Inspiring story, only Rob could narrated.. Not only a great actor, but an awesome story teller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    book fair maiden rancho santa margarita, CA 04-21-16
    book fair maiden rancho santa margarita, CA 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I really enjoyed this book!"

    Not only is Rob Lowe a gorgeous icon of my generation, he is extremely bright, reflective, witty, and well spoken. I enjoy his stories, his insight, and his hard won wisdom. Thanks Rob!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dee South MS 04-19-16
    Dee South MS 04-19-16 Member Since 2015

    bookie

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    "He Did It Again!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love Life to be better than the print version?

    Much better.


    What other book might you compare Love Life to and why?

    To his previous book because it was a continuation and added more depth to the story of his life so far.


    Which character – as performed by Rob Lowe – was your favorite?

    Rob Lowe, of course.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was just so entertaining and sometimes it was hard not to get a little weepy when he spoke of things that were emotional for him.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zack Fox 04-14-16
    Zack Fox 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    Enjoyable book but the second the last chapter was worth it all! Lorne Michaels is my hero. Rob tells many wonderful stories. This isn't the book for you if you want to hear 'The West Wing' stories. But great for everything else. Funny too!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laurinda 04-09-16
    laurinda 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Rob Lowe is Inspiring and Entertaining"

    Loved the outlook he shares on life, his work, relationships and love and family. A genuine peek into his life and an emotion filled, honest recollection of its ups and downs, while cherishing each experience for the influence it had on his growth. If I didn't already love Rob Lowe for his body of work, I would love him now for his insightful and positive attitudes and his ability to make me cry, and make me laugh, all within a five minute period. Thank you for sharing your perspectives, your memories, your challenges and your dream for your life, and for reminding me that each life is unique and what each of us learn from our experiences is special and profound.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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