Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography
A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully... show more
wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye
A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.
The Outsiders placed Lowe at the birth of the modern youth movement in the entertainment industry. During his time on The West Wing, he witnessed the surreal nexus of show business and politics both on the set and in the actual White House. And in between are deft and humorous stories of the wild excesses that marked the eighties, leading to his quest for family and sobriety.
Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last twenty-five years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.
źródło opisu: Henry Holt and Co., April 2011
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Publish date: kwiecień 2011 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 320
Edition language: Polski
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This was a really good biography. I grew up watching him and I loved "The Outsiders" and a few of the other movies from the 1980's. Some of the movies I had not heard of or even watched. He started out not far from where I live currently and was just another kid who liked to act and participate in t...
My husband (Bryan) doesn't believe a bit of this book. When I was finishing it, he asked "So does he meet Jesus, too?" Here's a list of people Rob met at some point in his life: John Belushi Jim Belushi Robert Wagner Prince Rainier Charlie Sheen Emilio Estevez Martin Sheen James Cameron Jodie Fost...
I am thankful to a friend who mentioned this book to me. I probably would not have picked it up on my own. I enjoyed reading about Rob's journey and seeing what his world is like.
I fell in love with Rob Lowe on the West Wing (though I knew who he was before than, hello Austin Powers :)) so when I heard he was writing a book, I couldn't wait to read it. It completely lived up to my expectations. There was only one thing I didn't really like and that was Rob expected the reade...
I like Rob Lowe but I wouldn't call myself a fan, so this isn't a book I would have gone out and bought. However, I saw it in the library and it sounded ok so I checked it out.I'm so glad I did because I actually really loved it. It was really interesting reading about his life, auditions, movies (g...