Thursday, June 16, 2011

(90)Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe (Audiobook)

I am not shy to admit that I am a child of the 80's. I had posters of every single one of the "Brat Pack" hanging on my bedroom wall. Along with Kirk Cameron, Michael J Fox and Michael Jackson. I had heard about Rob Lowe's new book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and was sold on the audiobook when I saw that he was the narrator.

I was not disappointed. In that trademark voice we all know, Rob Lowe tells us the story of his life thus far. From his childhood in Ohio to his move to California and growing up two houses down from Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, Rob tells us everything. He goes into great length at describing his first movie, The Outsiders. From his audition to life on the set it was exactly the kind of "scoop" I was looking for about the movie of my youth.

He does gloss over the whole sex tape scandal, but it is there. He doesn't get very detailed about the making of St. Elmo's Fire, but he gets into the details of his audition. He talks about the night he decided he needed to get help for his drinking, his marriage, and his run on the West Wing. One thing he shares gave me chills. He was on the plane the 9/11 terrorists used for a dry run. If that doesn't make you sit up and take notice, nothing well.

Stories I Only Tell My Friends was a wonderful biography. Rob Lowe proves that he is not just another pretty boy. He is an intelligent, well spoken man who has led an incredibly lucky and blessed life. I listened to the bulk of Stories I Only Tell My Friends while moving last weekend. I can think of no better companion for the 13 hours of driving we did. And if he decides to read the phonebook in an audiobook format, I will be the first in line to buy the recording.


Holli said...

I agree! I loved this one too... being a child of the 80's myself it was so much fun to re-live things from my youth and to hear Rob's point of view on it all. Great memoir!

Mimi said...

My mother has always loved him, I am buying this for her birthday.

I heard an interview with him promoting the book, and he was so warm and funny, I agree, he'd be the perfect narrator.

that girl said...

I loved this book and didn't want it to end. I went with the audio book bur near the end, I bought the book and read along with him. The audio book is definitely a gem!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

My only regret for not reading a hard copy is not seeing the pictures that were likely in the book. I sure do love pictures of Soda Pop Curtis...

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