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A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye

A 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 mid-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 stories of the wild excesses that marked the eighties, leading to his quest for family and sobriety.

Never 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.

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    The stories i only tell my friends

    Loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It takes inside the world of actors and has lots of fascinating anecdotes. Rob Lowe has lived a full and exciting life. Thank you for sharing.

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    Pretty good

    A bit sappy at times or too melodramatic but overall kept me interested by telling some good stories.

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    At times inspiring, a good read for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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    Well written....and interesting.

    This book was enjoyable and surprisingly poignant. I didn't realize Rob Lowe was such a deep, caring , smart guy....very honest and forthright.

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    Awesome read

    Would recommend this highly. Very well written.

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