Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE)


  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends
  • Rob Lowe
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9780805093292

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Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Rob Lowe ↠ 5 Free download Free download Stories I Only Tell My Friends ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free D 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 s. Raising my rating to five stars after this second read because of my enjoyment and the fact that I have I thought of this book uite freuently in the years since I first read it Rob Lowe is a wonderful storyteller and his life makes for interesting readingHe has obviously lived a very interesting life but he is also very good at telling the stories He manages to share a lot without being gossipy or undermining those around him which I appreciate His encounter with Liza Minnelli was particularly heartwarming The descriptions of the darker side of growing up in Malibu have stayed with me since the first reading and felt even troubling to read He recounts many tragic deaths and his insight into this led to one of my favourite paragraphs from the book Why was hideous and untimely death so commingled with the experience that was Malibu in the mid 70s There were drugs which weren t as understood as they are today there was also the wild and rough nature of the personalities Malibu attracted But important there was a price to be paid for a culture that idealizes the relentless pursuit of self Malibu was a wellspring of counterculture group think To be counter to the culture you are by definition willfully and actively ignoring the culture ie reality And when you ignore reality for too long you begin to feel immune to or above the gravitational pull that binds everyone else You are courting disasterHis struggle with the newfound heart throb status is interesting too He was mobbed by crowds of girls in scenes that feel frightening than flattering He observes that The girls reactions seemed almost programmed like they were both the performers and the audience in a teen angst drama that had nothing to do with meA large section of the book is focused on The Outsiders the process of auditioning and then the actual production It s fascinating to read about the various cast members most early in their careers but who went on to make many excellent films Most of Rob Lowe s scenes were cut from the film and having read the book and loved the way it focuses on the family dynamic between the three brothers I would love to see the The Outsiders The Complete Novel which adds all of this back to the film It s interesting to me how a similarly significant role later in his career as Sam Seaborn in The West Wing ended up echoing this experience in some ways as he won a coveted part in a show that became groundbreaking but was never really given any significant storylines Having watched the first five seasons of the show I feel he was well cast and well suited to the show so I am unsure why his character wasn t used It felt like a wasted opportunity to me and I can understand why he left His journey to sobriety and marrying his wife Sheryl was inspiring reading as was the way his career progressed once he was in a better place mentally and emotionally Something I was freuently impressed with as I read was just how many good truly good projects he has been a part of often playing uite varied roles He managed to defy the odds against his early pretty boy images and carve out a brilliant career for himself particularly in comedy That he has lasted decades in an industry that often prefers the next big thing to someone established with a proven track record is wonderful to observe He does note somewhere in the book that magazine covers used to be reserved for established stars people who had earned their place but over time focus shifted to the young actors just starting out I think in recent years we are starting to see a bit of a balance between the two which I personally hope continues Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide 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 s. 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Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Rob Lowe ↠ 5 Free download Free download Stories I Only Tell My Friends ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA 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 mi. Okay I have to say that I met Rob in Arizona in the early 90 sand I was very surprised then at how charming self deprecating and intelligent he wasand yes beautifulThis memoir reveals all of that although thanks to SNL and West Wing his wit and intelligence have already been revealed The best review that I read of this book said that it was a love letter to his wifeand it is He has matured and I very much enjoyed his look back at the journey thus farI also listened to the audio which is basically Rob telling you the stories himselfand the man is a brilliant mimic you have to hear him do all the famous voices

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Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Rob Lowe ↠ 5 Free download Free download Stories I Only Tell My Friends ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Tories of the wild excesses that marked the eighties leading to his uest for family and sobrietyNever 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. I really gained a lot of respect for Rob Lowe through reading this book He s genuine honest he talks openly about his talents his escapades his addictions and his insecurities I listened to the audio version read in his own voice and I feel like that made it personal I listened to it at the same time as I was reading Patrick Swayze s The Time of My Life and while I enjoyed that one also it wasn t nearly the read that this one is I did however enjoy the parallels between their two careers as well as the level of respect with which they both speak of each otherRob Lowe is clearly an intelligent guy A GORGEOUS guy who s image and appearance took any spotlight away from his intelligence at least from the public s perspective for many years He s articulate well thought and dynamic I was never a swooning fan over him in his heyday but I am now I highly recommend this memoir I didn t want it to end and would read anything else he writes


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    Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) Okay I have to say that I met Rob in Arizona in the early 90'sand I was very surprised then at how charming self deprecating and intelligent he wasand yes beautifulThis memoir reveals all of that although thanks to SNL and West Wing his wit and intelligence have already been revealed The best review that I read of this bo

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    Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) If there's one thing I dislike about celebrity autobiographies it's the amount of affectation and pretension that exist within the pages While Rob Lowe's memoir certainly contains a lot of name dropping I couldn't really hold that against him — after all if you're telling the story of how you worked your way up in Holly

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    Summary Stories I Only Tell My Friends Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Just brought this one home yesterday Yes I have 4 papers due Monday Yes I have a full time job and two children with many end of year activitie

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    Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Rob Lowe ↠ 5 Free download Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) This was a surprisingly enjoyable read I generally avoid celebrity memoirs but I saw a nice excerpt from Rob Lowe's latest one Love Life about how emotional he was when his son went away to college and decided to g

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    Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) Before I read this book this was my entire conception of Rob Lowe so I was definitely surprised to run across an excerpt of this book in Vanity Fair and realize that Rob Lowe used to be a bona fide star in the 80s WHATThis book is downright hilarious for any number of reasons but it is also surprisingly fun to read The section on the making of Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders takes up about 14 of the book and it's absolutely fascinati

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    Summary Stories I Only Tell My Friends Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Rob LoweRob Lowe born in 1964 writes about his personal life and career in this memoir It's not only an engaging story it's a good primer for aspiring young actors The takeaway be bold work hard and avoid scanda

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    Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) Color me surprised This autobiography kept my attention and brought me to the edge of tears on at least three occasions There was an air of nostalgia to it with talk of growing up in the seventies and so many eighties movies I had long since forgotten about but it was also genuinely interesting and surprisingly

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    Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) I really gained a lot of respect for Rob Lowe through reading this book He's genuine honest he talks openly about his talents his escapades his addictions and his insecurities I listened to the audio version read in his own voice and I feel like that made it personal I listened to it at the same time as I was reading Patrick Swayze's The Time of My Life and while I enjoyed that one also it wasn't nearly the r

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    Stories I Only Tell My Friends (FREE) Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Rob Lowe Rob Lowe ↠ 5 Free download Um yeah So I read the Rob Lowe autobiographyWhy? Perfectly fair uestion The answer lies in the fact that Vanity Fair ran a long excerpt from it a month or two ago featuring the segment where Lowe talks about his experiences

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