Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

by Rob Lowe | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 080509329X Global Overview for this book
Registered by msjoanna of Columbia, Missouri USA on 10/6/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by msjoanna from Columbia, Missouri USA on Thursday, October 6, 2011
Unabridged on 7 CDs (9 hours), read by the author.
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From Audiofile Magazine:

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

Journal Entry 2 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Monday, January 9, 2012
I enjoyed this celebrity autobiography much more than I expected to, though that doesn't say much since I hadn't really thought I'd like it. The book was passed on to me by a friend of my mother's and I expected it to be mostly a name-dropping, drug/alcohol recovery dishout. Instead, I found Lowe substantially more thoughtful and interesting and was actually touched by his love for his wife and children.

I'm not much of a TV or movie watcher. I enjoyed The West Wing when it was on, but was otherwise mostly unfamiliar with Lowe's acting work. I definitely could not have told you that he was in Austin Powers and don't really remember his early movies like The Outsiders and St. Elmo's Fire. I've actually added a couple of them to my netflix queue now that I've read his book.

Lowe does a nice job narrating the audiobook version. He really does wonderful impressions and several are interspersed throughout the book.

Journal Entry 3 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Friday, June 29, 2012

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Journal Entry 4 by KathyB25 at Arlington, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Received today from Ms. Joanna - thanks!

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