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or bored. But I was so pleasantly surprised
on August 9, 2016
I finally bought this book, it has been on my wish list since I saw Rob Lowe on Oprah talking about it years ago. I am an avid reader, as well as a writer, so I'm usually hesitant to read something by someone who isn't typically a writer because I fear I'll be unfairly critical, or bored. But I was so pleasantly surprised! Being a kid who grew up in the eighties I knew (of) a lot of the people and references he mentioned and it brought me back to that time in my life as well. And now, being a parent of an actor in college, my heart was moved as I read Rob Lowe's journey about things I can't imagine my son going through at such a young age. This is the first book in a very, very long time that made me cry when it was over. I felt so invested and I knew I would miss my new "friend" as I finished the last page. I have since purchased the audio book (read by the author himself) for my son as a gift for his upcoming birthday. ... I am delighted to see Rob Lowe has another book as well - I know what I'll be getting for Christmas!