Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

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Henry Holt and Company, Apr 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

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. Rob Lowe's New York Times bestselling autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, shares tales that 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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
21
Section 4
35
Section 5
47
Section 6
61
Section 7
73
Section 8
85
Section 12
145
Section 13
171
Section 14
193
Section 15
209
Section 16
232
Section 17
249
Section 18
263
Section 19
278

Section 9
98
Section 10
114
Section 11
134
Section 20
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About the author (2011)

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

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