Stories I Only Tell My Friends

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Transworld, May 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages

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

Teen idol at fifteen, 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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This exceptionally written book starts with Lowe's childhood in Ohio and his parent's marriage breaking up when he is but five-years-old leaving him and his brother Chad only seeing their father every ... Read full review

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This is probably one of my favorite autobiographies. I love any type of book but I have always been wary of autobiographies, not so much biographies. However, Stories I Only Tell My Friends was such ... Read full review

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Rob Lowe is a film and television actor and producer. He also is involved in politics. He lives with his wife and two sons in California.

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