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Love Life | [Rob Lowe]

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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    Brandin Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-11-14
    Brandin Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-11-14 Member Since 2015
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    "EXCEEDED my expectations :)"

    This was sort of a random purchase. I'm not a huge Rob Lowe fan - although I like his work....just not a super fan or anything. But, I do love biographies, so I thought "whatever, I can return it if it's not good...." And then it was good. It was REALLY good.

    Funny, thought provoking and quote worthy.

    Definite recommend.

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    Dawn Fournier 08-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book. I highly recommend the Audible version because it is Rob Lowe telling his own story. The honesty and emotion is real and heartfelt.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chapter 4. The story of his son going off to college.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer W. Weyler Central Massachusetts 08-04-14
    Jennifer W. Weyler Central Massachusetts 08-04-14 Member Since 2012

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    "very entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Rob Lowe is a wonderful story teller! He is engaging and interesting, and has interesting stories to tell.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Life?

    The book gives you a good look inside the sometimes dumb luck and always hard work required to make it in show business.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    there were many


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Bozeman, MT, United States 07-27-14
    Emily Bozeman, MT, United States 07-27-14
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    "entertaining, but not as good as his first one"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I preferred his first one, which was more Hollywood-anecdote laden


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    well they're not really "characters"...


    What about Rob Lowe’s performance did you like?

    nothing.. he's a really good reader of his own writing


    Any additional comments?

    there was more than I really care about his family and philosophies of childrearing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas United States 05-15-14
    Douglas United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Preachy"

    Author's last book was full of interesting stories and insights into the life of an Eighties heartthrob. "Love Life" is filled with cliched stories and comes across as preachy.

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    L. Swanson DC 05-14-14
    L. Swanson DC 05-14-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a law student and I love books.

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    "Great stories, I laughed out loud at parts"
    What did you love best about Love Life?

    His stories, characterizations of other celebs/well known people


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

    Very similar to his first book, obviously, with new stories, some new characters.


    What does Rob Lowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can't say this enough of this book and his first one: HE DOES THE VOICES of all the famous people he talks about. In this book, he does Arnold Schwarzenegger, Warren Beaty, Hugh Heffner, Tom Seizemore and others. He does spot-on impressions, and is very funny.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He does address some emotional stuff... his experiences in rehab, people he met there, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    My absolute favorite part was when he talks about the ending of 'The Lyon's Den.' Makes me want to see if someone from Finland or Azerbaijan has uploaded it to YouTube.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Gmail Santa Monica, CA, US 05-10-14
    Rick Gmail Santa Monica, CA, US 05-10-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Rob Lowe is a "proven" author"
    Where does Love Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my second experience with a Rob Lowe authored and read selection and I'm pleased to say "Love Life" was on par with his autobiography - a personal, reflective, often humorous, and in this case, family-focused read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rob, of course. Yet, not in the way many of us can fully define depending on the era we became familiar with him. I was taken into his characters as well as the public and private person keeping me engaged as the stories are told.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The missteps that failed to lead to roles and opportunities he would have easily entertained had he had the chance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Keeping it in Perspective


    Any additional comments?

    Read it!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    susan dennis seattle, wa USA 04-26-14
    susan dennis seattle, wa USA 04-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Kill the PIANO!!"
    Would you listen to Love Life again? Why?

    I enjoyed this book a great deal except for the very end. Because of the very loud piano, I could not hear what Lowe was reading at the end. Really annoying.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 04-26-14
    Alex 04-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply enjoyed the storytelling ride. Thanks Rob"
    If you could sum up Love Life in three words, what would they be?

    Smooth, thoughtful, solid


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories and life wisdoms.


    What about Rob Lowe’s performance did you like?

    His reading of his own story with the appropriate flow.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I like breaking it up.


    Any additional comments?

    Great.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 04-24-14
    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 04-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Love me some Rob Lowe"

    His stories of relatable even when he talks about a lifestyle most people will never experience. He is also a great narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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