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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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No one follows the frog...

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!

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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.

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Interesting

What did you love best about Love Life?

He is insightful about his life and experiences. I didn't expect such emotional intelligence. I was impressed.

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Listen to this book now

Charming, entertaining, sweet, reflective, insightful and thought-provoking. Rob Lowe proves himself to be so much more than that good actor with the pretty face. Thanks for sharing, Rob!

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  • Kevin
  • Kamloops, BC, Canada
  • 03-26-16

What a refreshing happy story

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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Unexpected

Really enjoyed listening to Mr. Lowe's book. His story is interesting, funny, heartwarming, and though he's a celebrity...relatable to me. He's also got a wonderful reading voice. All in all, this was an unexpected, really nice biography, and him narrating made it all the more enjoyable. I really like Rob Lowe, and feel I know him and his family through his book.

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  • christy
  • Plano, TX, United States
  • 03-17-16

Not what I expected. It was better.

I like to alternate fiction and nonfiction. Balance is important. I had been reading urban fantasy, so I wanted to swing the pendulum the opposite direction. This book feels like a conversation with Rob Lowe. He is funny, insightful and come across as highly approachable. You want an autobiography, but don't really want an intense personality. No politicians, trauma victims, war survivors, etc. It has been a comfort while driving in the car, but I could also imagine laying in a hammock and listening to this book. I am going to listen to the previous book.

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Excellent listen!

Some great stories as a follow up to his first book. This book felt surprisingly therapeutic for me. Rob Lowe's outlook on life is something to emulate.

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This was as good, if not Better!

I loved it! I'll always struggle with really liking someone, knowing no chance for friendship!

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New Lowe Love

I had no idea how much I would enjoy hearing a piece of who Rob Lowe is through his beautifully crafted words. I've now listened to both of his autobios and was compelled to binge West Wing, Brothers & Sisters and even The Grinder - all with a new admiration for this fascinating man and his work.

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