Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stories I Only Tell My Friends

After hearing how fabulous Rob Lowe's autobiography was for weeks by BFF Amy, I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived a few days ago. She and Oprah both said it was a great read, but I have to say, it is better than I expected. I haven't read such an interesting non-fiction book in a really long time. His story has so many twists and turns but what is so captivating is that even in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio as a child, he had encounters with famous actors and entertainers and it never stops. This is a must read for any Us Magazine junkie. After moving from Ohio to Malibu, he did some commercials here and there and then got a series called "A New Kind of Family". But, his career really took off with "The Outsiders" and his recollection of meeting and working with all the actors involved was a highlight for me. I have seen that movie so many times and spent several years madly in love with C. Thomas Howell as a teenager.

The fun doesn't stop until the very end. All the behind the scenes stories are so great, especially if you are a fan of the Brat Pack movies and The West Wing. His writing style is so easy to read, I flew through the pages..dying to know what happened next (the story ends with The West Wing). Check out Rob Lowe's memoir "Stories I Only Tell My Friends", you won't be disappointed. There is so much more of his story to tell, I hope he writes another book in the future.


Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

This sounds just wonderful. I love him on Parks and Rec. He's such a great actor!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

ahhhhh, Dayton!
I know it all too well!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Lilly Kindergarten
(His photo is hanging in Old Hicory on Brown Street with auto!)