Stories I Only Tell My Friends
A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA 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
A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA 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.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
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I listened to the audio book and highly recommend that anyone interested in this book go with the audio edition as Rob is the narrator. Rob narrates his book with much humor and heartfelt insight as well as some great spot-on impressions of those featured in his stories. And some interesting storie...
I've always enjoyed Rob Lowe: St. Elmo's Fire, The West Wing, and Parks and Rec, but I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan. Sure, he's pretty, and he's taken some great roles. Billy Hicks was one of my first crushes: the pretty, dangerous, incorrigible bad boy with a heart of gold silently screami...
Well written, great to hear him narrate it (I did audio book on the exercise bike...). He is great at imitating the people he knows and has crazy stories about meeting other famous people in odd ways. But he really glosses over anything controversial - doesn't avoid it, but doesn't give you more jui...
I was most interested in this book due to Lowe's stint on the west wing as Sam Seaborne. It was an interesting read, though a little lacking on the insider info from the WW. He does a good job of making you care about his life, and has some salient takeaways about life in general. Probably only for ...
Fascinating perspective from an actor who was one of my "poster boys" when I was growing up in the 80s. While my impression of Rob Lowe has always been that of a pretty-boy party hound, after reading this book, I have a new appreciation for what his life must have been like. He's emerged from the ot...