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Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rob Lowe

Narrated By: Rob Lowe

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: April 2011

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


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.


  • Gayle P.

    So good, I'm downloading his second. So funny, humble and talented. Just loved reading this story's

  • David A

    Honest stuff, told by a guy that was an idol of mine growing up.

  • Robert K

    I can't tell you how much I LOVE this book! Incredibly honest and insightful, what an adventurous experience he's lived! I also love self narration.

  • Joanna J

    Surprisingly candid, entertain, witty, and down-to-earth; Rob Lowe successfully draws the listener in with his "boy next door" charm mixed with stories of his slow but successful rise to chilhood and teenage came, but doesn't forget the things that brought him full circle and have kept him one of the most likeable and still sexy men in Hollywood today. This was a fantastic listen. Reading it without hearing it narratedcby Rob would have really lacked the passion behind the stories. Such an enjoyable, but informative autobiography.

  • Whitney Miller

    I love when the authors read their own books. This was a fascinating listen. I very much enjoyed hearing about the life of Rob Lowe.

  • Leila Rozario

    Rob Lowe has the best voice for an audiobook. The way he tells his stories are clear, funny and like he was born to tell stories. It's interesting to hear about how he gree up and his experiences in with the industry. I believe every Actor in Hollywood can relate and every Actor can relate to his feelings being an Actor.

  • Emily Berry

    This is my second audio book choice and I'm pleased to report I wasn't disappointed! Engaging, thought provoking, humorous, emotional and insightful, I particularly loved 'The Outsiders' chapters which I studied as part of my English course during my school years, I was hooked and found it hard to press stop! Thank you for taking me away from my mind numbing commute into London each morning Mr.Lowe...I'm going to miss your company. Your determination to succeed, but also knowing when to just enjoy the moment and those around you, has given me new direction in my life and current cross-road career dilemma. I leave this experience, with a list of films I can't wait to watch and re-watch, feeling a better, more courageous person and someone ready to take on a challenge, no matter how daunting it may be! Overall a wonderful listen that will have you smiling, thinking and crying (last chapter in particular).

  • Patricia Bentley

    What an intelligent, uplifting read! Beautifully written, engaging in its articulation, this is not just an autobiography of one of the most gifted actors of our times; it is also thought provoking, philosophical, wise , honest, surprising and inspiringI A remarkable and non-sensationalised birds eye view of the Hollywood machina, but also the moving life story of one within this who experienced some of the momentous film

  • Kimberly Kennedy

    Thank you Mr. Lowe for a great listen. You are a gifted writer and I feel like I finally know who you are after allowing the Hollywood machine and the press to feed my assumptions about you all of these years. Despite all of your great work, I feel your best work is still ahead of you, and I will watch and listen with a new and sincere appreciation of who you are as an artist, friend, husband and dad. Kim Kennedy, 43, Massachusetts

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