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.
I can't help but love Rob Lowe even more after reading this book filled with stories of life, love, family, kids, frolic, and fun. A delightful "listen" in Rob's voice. I think he would be very pleased to hear me say that my overwhelming impression is that he is a "fine man". Well done Rob.
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During the last four years of Richard Nixon's life, Monica Crowley served as his foreign-policy assistant and political confidante - a trusted member of the small circle of advisers with whom he shared hours of daily one-on-one conversations. This is the remarkable story of the final public and private years of the 37th president, based on full reconstructions of the conversations Crowley had with him at the time.
If you could sum up Nixon in Winter in three words, what would they be?
I have no idea why Nixon fascinates me so much, but this is a great account of his last years. A man still trying to redeem himself after such a stupid mistake with Watergate. A brilliant mind unfairly sidelined for a relatively small political infraction, Nixon was probably more surprised than most to be driven from office for covering up the crime of bugging the Democrats. Parties had been bugging each other for years. It was seen as standard operating procedure, not as the crime of the century. From resignation to death, Nixon tried to become the respected elder statesman he craved. Yet, history and time can be an angry parent, unwilling to ever fully forgive, and reminding you often that you are unworthy. Listening to Nixon comment, criticize, scheme, and educate others is a brilliant window into his world and mind.
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In the fall of 1971, when William Rehnquist was nominated to fill an Associate Justice seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate raised no major objections, and a little-known Assistant Attorney General found himself at the pinnacle of the judiciary.
What did you love best about The Rehnquist Choice?
This is a great account of both the Rehnquist appointment, and well as what might be called the Rehnquist compromise. Judicial appointments in the US have become so political, and since it is a life appointment, I suppose that is reasonable. Rehnquist was a surprise appointment, and became chief justice a few years later when Reagan elevated him to the top post. If you enjoy both politics, back room deals, and big egos, you will enjoy this book.
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