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
I am a big Rob Lowe fan. I enjoyed his first book as well as this one. I love hearing about his life and the behind the scenes stuff. I especially liked that he read it. I felt like we where hanging out and he was telling me stories from his life. I enjoyed it very much.
Listening to books while commuting on the train to and from Boston!
Rob's books are intelligently written and read with enthusiasm by him. I have enjoyed this one as much as his first
I heard his interview on NPR and thought I would check out his story. It was not as entertaining as the characters he plays in films and TV. Skip the cost and rent it from the library.
Wit, Wisdom & Reality
A Great actor has penned a life story with honesty, sincerity and made it a relaxing listen that I can't help but find mirror my own experience. I come away grateful for the clarity of realizing, I am not alone in life revealing itself as human nature. Thanks, Rob!
Just as good as the first book. Exceptional narration and amazing story telling. Couldn't stop listening! The big foot story had me rolling!
Loved this book. The natural writing method that Rob uses in makes this book a pleasure to listen to. My long commutes to work were a pleasure with Rob telling me the life lessons that he has learned. Its funny, sad, serious and happy. Thanks so much for a great book. The music accompaniment that his son composed was a great bonus.
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