Saturday, July 9, 2016
#Review: Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe #Memoir #Autobiography #AdultBooks
This personal memoir from actor Rob Lowe starts out with him as a nobody in Ohio but a passion for acting. His family is dysfunctional and plays a part for his psyche the majority of his life, it also pushes him to greatness.
He will become friends and almost second family to Martin Sheen and his sons. He will meet and date many Hollywood stars and elite but who were unknown at the time. His career will span with great movies and many flops and will culminate with his tenure on the "West Wing."
He writes candidly about his love affairs and his pending alcoholism that will land him in a treatment center in Arizona. This he does with great care to make the reader understand he took both very seriously and almost lost.
He goes on to write about his wife whom he almost lost too but at the end had been married over 20 years through thick and thin. He also writes about his boys and chatting to the then, President Bill Clinton, about fatherhood.
His life has been an amazing run and at the time of publication it seemed that he was just getting started, loving life, family, and newfound business.
All of it made me smile as I read. Some of it was astonishing but in some ways not too surprising considering what I generally hear of the Hollywood scene. For Rob Lowe, it was amazing and I without a doubt in my mind, we the viewing audience will see him again, probably older and much wiser than he was as a teen boy breaking into the business.
I loved his book and highly recommend it! 5 stars!
Disclosure: I picked up a copy of this book to read from my local library. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon
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