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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!
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on May 16, 2011
Excellent book - flowed really well. If you loved "The Outsiders", "St. Elmo's Fire" and/or "The West Wing" - Lowe offers truth and insight into how these projects get started, the intensity of the up and coming actors who will break out in these projects and the grit of the industry in which he has spent his life. He bears witness to being a teen idol, a movie star, political supporter, writer/director, TV star and victim of the tabloid industry. I would encourage anyone who has any interest in the entertainment industry to read this book and pass it on to your friends who share your interest as well. I was suitably impressed with his writing and loved hearing his stories - in his short life he has lived many lives and reached inner peace from his demons in the loving embrace of his family.
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on March 22, 2014
I have always liked Rob Lowe and now I know why. This book is entertaining (with all the name dropping) extremely funny, revealing and genuine. Rob Lowe writes his story with harsh honesty and never tries to sugar coat the poor judgement of his past. I was beyond impressed with his writing skill and story telling and was sad when I finished the book because I wanted to keep on reading. I really hope he continues writing as it appears he has been gifted.
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on May 7, 2011
This was an incredibly honest autobiography whereby Mr.Lowe tells his life story and shares very personal details without debasing himself or others. It was a book that once I opened it, I did not want to put it down, not because it was so titillating but because it flowed so well. To this fan he has proven that not only is he a talented actor but an author as well!
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on January 3, 2014
I purchased this book as one of Amazon's bargain book offerings to fill out my order for free shipping, so my expectations weren't very high. I was pleasantly surprised. This book was interesting, well written, emotional, and everything that a good book should be. I have now read this book more than once and would recommend it to lovers of biography and memoir.
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on January 1, 2012
I quite enjoyed Rob Lowe's book. I like how he wrote, not trashing anyone but you could read between the lines whom he regarded highly and who he did not. It gave you an insight to the growing up in Malibu during the 70s and 80s. What it is like to be an actor during that time. He seems to be what he projects in interviews...a really nice guy!
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on July 10, 2011
This book was amazing!!! It is wonderfully written and tells a different story than a lot of biographies. Each chapter is great new story and I was not able to put this book down. Rob Lowe is a fantastic author and I hope he contunies to write!!!!
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on August 20, 2011
If you want to know more about Rob Lowe and how he got to where he is today you should get this book. It's a personal journey that isn't really your typical "Hollywood Movie Star" story. I really have enjoyed reading it.
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on June 14, 2011
I also bought the audiobook and LOVED hearing the story even more when it was told in Rob Lowe's voice! Renewed my "fan" status as when I was a teenager :-) Great stories!
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on August 19, 2013
I didnt know much about rob lowe before purchasing this book but am glad i did, he has some great stories and has had an interesting life
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