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Love life

by Lowe, Rob,

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Adult Audio Books CD 92 Lowe
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Adult Audio Books
Call Number  CD 92 Lowe
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) PN2287.L664 A3 2014cx
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  (CD) PN2287.L664 A3 2014cx
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD B LOW
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD B LOW
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD B LOWE 2014
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
Call Number  CD B LOWE 2014
Actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and son, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.

Actor Rob Lowe is an entertaining raconteur whose bestselling first book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography , was hailed as "self-deprecatingly funny" ( The New York Times ) and "thoroughly entertaining" ( Time ) and earned the author the cover of Vanity Fair . Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

Among the many adventures Lowe describes in Love Life are what it's like in the trenches as both the star and producer of a flop TV show; how a visit, as a twenty year old, to Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion led to a surprise in the hot tub; how an actor prepares for a role, as well as the practical, boots-on-the-ground details no drama or film school would ever teach you. You'll delight at the hilarious account of the time a major movie star stole his girlfriend, and of coaching a kid's basketball team dominated by omnipresent helicopter parents. The story of coming to terms with his son's departure to college for the education his father never got will touch anyone with a family.

Building on Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Love Life is the literary equivalent of returning to a favorite restaurant to savor a completely different, delicious new dish. If you love life, you'll love this book.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* After 30 years in show business, Lowe is the star of his first sequel. But instead of nabbing a superhero franchise a la Robert Downey Jr., he's been reborn as a winning memoirist. Love Life is the highly anticipated follow-up to his glowingly reviewed Stories I Only Tell My Friends (2011). How many other 1980s heartthrobs have been blessed with a second (or third) act while approaching 50? Rather than being a desperate cash-grab from a fading star, Love Life is certain to boost Lowe's professional profile even further while allowing the versatile actor to maintain an ever-thriving television career (Californication and Parks and Recreation are both recalled with candor and fondness). Those expecting more Hollywood tales will not be disappointed with first-person stories involving Warren Beatty, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, and Madonna that only someone of Lowe's stature could credibly share with such awestruck enthusiasm and thoughtful detail. Lowe credits his longevity to more than just talent, fame, or luck, however. He fills many pages with humble, effusive praise for his stable marriage and shares funny, relatable tales of fatherhood. These are the successes that matter most to him, the ones that have helped him stay sober and grounded while loving life to the fullest. High-Demand Backstory: The spectacular and even somewhat surprising commercial and critical success of the author's previous memoir means automatic library interest in the latest ­installment.--Keech, Chris Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lowe, a veteran actor in film and television follows up his bestselling 2011 memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, with this smart collection of personal vignettes. As a narrator, Lowe is clearly in his element. His sardonic humor shines through at some points (as when describing how he was abruptly removed as the coach of his son's basketball team via a parental coup d'etat), while other scenes are more introspective. Some of the strongest moments feature Lowe describing himself at his weakest: mourning the loss of his longtime manager, Bernie Brillstein, or dropping his oldest child off at college. The audiobook offers the expected behind-the-scenes Hollywood sneak peeks, but with the added bonus of Lowe's vocal impressions of his colleagues. His take on Warren Beatty is first-rate, and his impersonation of Danny Glover ordering everything on the menu is worth the price of admission by itself. This audio performance reveals someone who is (at last) completely comfortable in his own skin and ready to share his story, equal parts gossip and hard-won wisdom. A Simon & Schuster hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lowe, Rob.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :Audioworks,2014
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Audioworks (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (approximately 7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781442367333
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