Stories I Only Tell My Friends

An Autobiography
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100124958
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427212283
Narrator/s: Rob Lowe
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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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Author(s): Rob Lowe
Original Publish Date: Apr 26, 2011

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Stories I Only Tell My Friends
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Product Number:Z100124958

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CD
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Author(s): Rob Lowe
Narrator(s): Rob Lowe
Product Number DD0035
Released: Apr 26, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427212276
eBook
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Author(s): Rob Lowe
Product Number EB00095038
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781429996020

Professional reviews

"With flashes of self-deprecating humor, the "West Wing" actor and one-time teen idol provides an astute look at his life, career, and the "celebrity phenomenon." He speaks of most of his experiences with candor and includes nothing salacious. Perhaps there's a bit too much detail on his experience of multiple auditions, tryouts, and screen tests. But Lowe's narration is personal, warm, and skilled, so the listener doesn't mind. His brief vocal characterizations of well-known figures such as Bill Clinton, Cary Grant, and entertainment impresario Bernie Brillstein are remarkable. This audiobook is much like a good film: absorbing as well as entertaining. Lowe's personal story provides insight into the American entertainment industry as experienced by an actor raised by a conservative family in middle-class Ohio. W.A.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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