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Love Life Hardcover – April 8, 2014
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“Lowe's self-effacing and straightforward assessments of his own foibles and weaknesses, combined with first-rate storytelling skills. . . .make [Love Life] still feel like a night on the town with a well-connected, charismatic friend with more tales to spill. . . .[I]t's sweet, and he includes very funny accounts. . . . Showing how well he can laugh at himself. ” (USA Today)
“Lowe addresses his life with a welcome levity. This book confirms that Lowe is more than just a pretty face." (Elle)
"[Lowe] writes with perspective and humorous self-effacement.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Not just pretty but witty and wise.” (AARP Magazine)
“[Love Life] is loaded with showbiz anecdotes, self-deprecating tales and has a general sweetness that some readers might not be expecting from Lowe.” (New York Post)
"Engaging, relatable… entertaining and admirably frank." (The Washington Post)
“A savvy writer with a quick wit, Lowe invites readers into his world with easy charm and disarming frankness.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Lowe had been reborn as a winning memoirist." (Booklist)
“Somehow Lowe manages to describe a visit to the Playboy Mansion and an unpleasant grade-school sleepover next to the manatee tank at Sea World with equal enthusiasm.” (Book Forum)
“If you love Rob Lowe, you'll love his "Love Life."…. His self-effacing humor keeps the pace brisk.” (Tulsa World)
“The fact that his second book is every bit as engaging as the first proves his point. I’m betting he could do an equally fine job on a third.” (Miami Herald)
“Lowe vividly depicts what it was like to be a 19-year-old Hollywood heartthrob. . . . As in the best celebrity memoirs and musings, Love Life is sprinkled with star power. . . . [Lowe] spills secrets and private thoughts with eloquence.” (Bookpage)
“Lowe is a gifted storyteller who uses humor and self-deprecation to draw readers in, and keeps their attention with fun tales of Hollywood behind-the-scenes.” (Carpool Candy)
“[An] easygoing but thoughtful memoir.” (All You)
“Incredible. … This isn’t your typical celebrity written book. This was a fun read and very well written, that’ll have you laughing and shedding a tear along the way.” (Red Carpet Crash)
“A wild ride of a memoir by Rob Lowe that will leave you amused, fascinated and ultimately charmed.” (Shelf Awareness)
“[Lowe is] an interesting and perceptive writer.” (Daily Mail)
“An interesting read, and a page-turner. Lowe has an amazing insight about life and what is important.” (Family Choice Awards)
“Love Life is just as genially and charmingly guarded as its predecessor. … [Lowe] is admirably self-aware.” (Good Men Project)
Top Customer Reviews
Neither a fan nor critic of Mr. Lowe's onscreen work, I must say that I am very curious as to whether he has written these books on his own or with the help of another writer. This is only because I find the flow of his words so comfortable, entertaining and very often eloquent, that it seems as though he has wasted time in front of the camera instead of behind the pen.
I detest reviewers who insist on practically reproducing the entire book in their rewiews. This is the job of the reader - not a reviewer. I would hope that my endorsement or suggestion that you at least try a sample before judging the author would be helpful. It isn't Tolstoy (thank goodness), but it is a very enjoyable opportunity to share the experiences and observations of another individual. One who has had some pretty interesting experiences in his life.
The only anecdote I will mention involves his time in rehab and the story about Buck - a composite drawn from another person who was a participant in his sessions. The story of this heartbreaking and tragic individual is so well written that I found myself crying at the end of the chapter. I never, ever cry at the end of chapters. And this is why I'm so amazed at the level of writing. It actually moved me to tears.
If you're looking for dirt and garbage about other celebrities or entertainers, than I think you will be very disappointed. That is the job of TMZ, etc., not a fellow actor. What Mr. Lowe does is provide you with some glimpses into his profession, his family, his beliefs, success and failures. He does not paint himself in the warm glow of perfection.Read more ›
Rob Lowe is not afraid to share his foibles along with the assessment of his own strengths and what he has learned in the business he loves. His stories are filled with well connected friends and names we will all recognize. One of his most poignant stories is about his time in rehab for his alcoholism. Another one of the people with him, well known with a great athletic career going for him, could not keep away from drugs, finally breaks down in the throes of the love and acceptance the group shows him. His story is so sad and powerful that complete silence follows, tears flow, and we hope this man is helped. This kind of story telling is laced throughout the book. Rob Lowe is a writer, with tales to tell.
We hear about Rob's romance with his now wife, Sheryl, and what it took for him to recognize that she was the woman for him. The stories of his days as a young male on the prowl is interspersed with stories of his professional life and what he has learned in his business. Ron's Lowe loves his life as an actor, and he is not afraid to take chances with roles that come his way. Dr. Startz in 'Behind The Candelabra' is one role with many fascinating stories behind it. The television series he has been part of, and what television has given to the acting business, contains a lot of wisdom and insight.Read more ›
This book is definitely interesting and a fun read if you are into Hollywood memoirs. Like I said before, he does a lot of name-dropping and interesting story telling about such topics as Vegas, Washington DC politics and presidents, the Playboy mansion, the Revolutionary War, Madonna, Bigfoot and so on and so forth. He talks a lot about his family and rehab and sobriety. A lot about his tv shows and characters as well as his experience with others on set.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I greatly enjoyed the audiobook version of “Love Life”, in particular because it was read by the author. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jodi
Better than I thought it would be. You never know when you pick up a book by a 'celebrity' if it is really their work or some ghost writer. Mr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by H. Griffin
This was a compelling read, and provided thoughtful and honest insights into the Hollywood madness and resultant problems. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mad Libs
I didn't think I would enjoy this book. I am not the type of person who enjoys or has even a remote interest in the library especially of celebrities. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shawn
This was just as good as Stories I Only Tell My Friends. You get a bigger glimpse into Rob Lowe's life and you see how regular and normal he really is. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elyse
Loved getting to know the man behind the famous face. While I have always liked him as an actor, now that I have read this book am I truly impressed by him.Published 4 months ago by C. Abernathy
A great and easy read. It kept my interest all the way through.Published 4 months ago by A. Shoemaker