Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Audio Review)- Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #104

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What Stories I Only Tell My Friends is about:
A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye. A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio who was uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-70s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

Who knew that Rob Lowe was so much deeper than a pretty face??? I really enjoyed this entertaining and enlightening autobiography that Lowe penned. His self-deprecating manner, his spot-on imitations of Robert Wagner, Cary Grant, Emilio Esteves, Mike Myers (the list could go on forever), and his vulnerability made this a top audio read for me.

Recommend? If you enjoy autobiographies, were a teen when Rob Lowe hit Tiger Beat magazine, and just enjoy getting the inside scoop of an interesting person's life, then I do believe you will enjoy this. I loved listening to Rob tell his story and I'm glad that he made it through the maze of Hollywood success and all of its trappings. He came out on the other side with a loving wife by his side, two sons that he clearly adores, and realizing that family, sobriety, and keeping your integrity are more important that anything stardom can offer!

Narrator: Rob Lowe
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #104
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  1. I would like this one. I've always been a fan of Rob Lowe.

  2. One of the more enjoyable memoirs I've read (listened to) in the past few years!

  3. I really liked this one too and thought Lowe did a superb job with the narration.

  4. I love Rob!!! I was a total Brat Pack follower :)

  5. I enjoyed listening to Andrew McCarthy's novel, but I bet this one might be more enjoyable. McCarthy is deep/dark/mysterious person, Lowe seems more 'regular guy' to me. love him!

    I should add this to my list

  6. This is an autobiography that has me interested. glad to see that its enjoyable.

  7. I have this book and look forward to reading it. Just now we are watching The West Wing all over again, and he is quite wonderful in it. Does he write about the nanny scandal?

  8. I have heard so many good things about this audio that I'm going to have to give in sooner or later and pick it up.

  9. I'd never have guessed lol ... glad you enjoyed it :)

  10. I've heard such great things about this book. I don't know if it's something I would pick up--maybe in audio.

  11. I've heard good things about this in print but I think it sounds like audio is an even better way to go with this one.

  12. I loved this audio so much. His narration really sold it. He was never my favorite brat packer but I think he may be now :)

  13. He told his story on some talk show that I saw. It was interesting and I agree, he was a lot deeper than I ever thought.


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