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 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.
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I saw Rob Lowe on Oprah today talking about this book and I had to buy it without hesitation when I found out he narrates this audio book. It gives insight into his past personal life and career as well as his path to the present. It is inspiring to see how he overcame a controversy that DID temporarily end his career and which led him to a choice to reevaluate his course of life and choose sobriety. To hear he has been sober for over 20-years, what an accomplishment, and to see he has a beautiful family (wife and two sons). And to be age 47, he aged VERY well! His lifestyle has made me look at myself and think about altering a few life choices. Congratulations on your successful career, you are a talented actor and I think you put out a very positive aura that touches people however they experience you. Keep up the great work Rob! BUY THIS BOOK!!
Just 12 minutes into it...
perhaps writing this just 12 minutes into this audio book is presumptuous but I'm a HUGE West Wing fan. Great listen so far
New Rob Lowe Fan
I never followed Rob Lowe's career much but after seeing him on Oprah I had to get his book. I listen to audiobooks on my long commute each day to work so last week I could not wait to get in the car each day knowing I had the company of Rob and his amazing stories. He's not only a great author he's a really great narrator he's so good that this week when I went to my next audiobook I was so disappointed in the narrator that I had to listen to Rob's book again.