Rob Lowe's Autobiography: Like the Biggest, Best Issue of Tiger Beat
[Editor's Note: I've been impatiently waiting for Rob Lowe's autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends to make its way to me from the library. I'm starting to think that I should put in additional request for the audiobook as everyone says it's excellent. Have you picked this one up yet? - Karen]
Like the biggest, best issue of Tiger Beat ever
I was so firmly ensconced in Team Ponyboy that when I saw the movie version of “The Outsiders” in 1985, my loyalties immediately set up in the C. Thomas Howell camp. In fact, it wouldn’t be until my twenties when I could finally recognize and appreciate the wonder that is Matt Dillon.
With my Brat Pack allegiances in place it came as quite a surprise to me that I not only decided to listen to Rob Lowe’s autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends, but that I loved it so much upon finishing it, I went right back and started it again.
Man, the book is as witty and charming as you’d hope someone as attractive as Rob Lowe would be. He takes us through his childhood in Ohio where he is bitten early by the acting bug and spends a lot of time in community theater, through his parents’ divorce and a few stepdads, where he finally lands with his family on the sandy beaches of Santa Monica.