- Gebundene Ausgabe: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster (8. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1451685718
- ISBN-13: 978-1451685718
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,5 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 337.549 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Love Life (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 8. April 2014
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“[Lowe] skillfully weaves stories together with common themes and a philosophical perspective. … Fans who fear he gave up all the good stuff in the first book will be pleasantly surprised. … Lowe’s candor and willingness to admit his flaws create an authentic voice. His easy writing style will hook readers who won’t judge his book by the handsome man on its cover.” (Associated Press)
“Lowe's self-effacing and straightforward assessments of his own foibles and weaknesses, combined with first-rate storytelling skills. . . .make [Love Life] still feel like a night on the town with a well-connected, charismatic friend with more tales to spill. . . .[I]t's sweet, and he includes very funny accounts. . . . Showing how well he can laugh at himself. ” (USA Today)
“Lowe addresses his life with a welcome levity. This book confirms that Lowe is more than just a pretty face." (Elle)
"[Lowe] writes with perspective and humorous self-effacement.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Not just pretty but witty and wise.” (AARP Magazine)
“[Love Life] is loaded with showbiz anecdotes, self-deprecating tales and has a general sweetness that some readers might not be expecting from Lowe.” (New York Post)
"Engaging, relatable… entertaining and admirably frank." (The Washington Post)
“A savvy writer with a quick wit, Lowe invites readers into his world with easy charm and disarming frankness.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Lowe had been reborn as a winning memoirist." (Booklist)
“Somehow Lowe manages to describe a visit to the Playboy Mansion and an unpleasant grade-school sleepover next to the manatee tank at Sea World with equal enthusiasm.” (Book Forum)
“If you love Rob Lowe, you'll love his "Love Life."…. His self-effacing humor keeps the pace brisk.” (Tulsa World)
“The fact that his second book is every bit as engaging as the first proves his point. I’m betting he could do an equally fine job on a third.” (Miami Herald)
“Lowe vividly depicts what it was like to be a 19-year-old Hollywood heartthrob. . . . As in the best celebrity memoirs and musings, Love Life is sprinkled with star power. . . . [Lowe] spills secrets and private thoughts with eloquence.” (Bookpage)
“Lowe is a gifted storyteller who uses humor and self-deprecation to draw readers in, and keeps their attention with fun tales of Hollywood behind-the-scenes.” (Carpool Candy)
“[An] easygoing but thoughtful memoir.” (All You)
“Incredible. … This isn’t your typical celebrity written book. This was a fun read and very well written, that’ll have you laughing and shedding a tear along the way.” (Red Carpet Crash)
“A wild ride of a memoir by Rob Lowe that will leave you amused, fascinated and ultimately charmed.” (Shelf Awareness)
“[Lowe is] an interesting and perceptive writer.” (Daily Mail)
“An interesting read, and a page-turner. Lowe has an amazing insight about life and what is important.” (Family Choice Awards)
“Love Life is just as genially and charmingly guarded as its predecessor. … [Lowe] is admirably self-aware.” (Good Men Project)
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Rob Lowe is a film, television, and theater actor; a producer; and an entrepreneur. He is also involved in politics and is the author of Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography. He lives in Los Angeles.
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This book is definitely interesting and a fun read if you are into Hollywood memoirs. Like I said before, he does a lot of name-dropping and interesting story telling about such topics as Vegas, Washington DC politics and presidents, the Playboy mansion, the Revolutionary War, Madonna, Bigfoot and so on and so forth. He talks a lot about his family and rehab and sobriety. A lot about his tv shows and characters as well as his experience with others on set. He seems to have gained a lot of insight through deep introspection and the transformative love of his wife and empowering relationships with his sons. One thing he could probably learn more of though is humility. Just a thought. He just seems to brag a lot. He comes across at times a little snobby and stuck up but at other times is rather insincerely self-depracating.
I found this book entertaining but it is a little confusing that he seems to go out of order- I couldn't tell much of the time what year he was discussing. Also, he uses the word "clearly" a little too much- his narratives could've possibly benefitted from some editing here. As in "Clearly, Rob Lowe needs a thesaurus so maybe he could make use of words such as 'apparently' or 'obviously' instead during some of these times."
He also seems a little cynical over the way Hollywood and the world have changed. I can understand and appreciate that- maybe not Hollywood since I don't work in that industry but as someone who has watched how movies and television have been changed (not always for the better) by advancing technology and social media and the internet and all that stuff...
This book is a quick read- someone could probably read it in one sitting. It could have used some more pictures. I always like seeing pictures. His little stories are amusing, especially when they involve other celebrities. I heard recently on the director's cut of the "MASK" dvd that Rob Lowe was seriously considered for the role of Rocky Dennis but lost to Eric Stoltz. I wondered why Rob Lowe didn't mention that in one of his memoirs? Maybe he's saving it for his third book which I will certainly buy. CLEARLY I love me some Rob Lowe despite all I've said here! Forgive me Rob for anything I've said which may come across as rude and offensive- I do love you!!!
If you find the price of this book a little high then you'd be just as well off waiting for it to come out in paperback. Used. In whatever condition is cheapest on Amazon. (Acceptable?) Rob's first book was worth paying the hard-cover price but this book can wait. That being said, I do think Rob is a great writer/storyteller. He is fun to read and I don't think there was ever a dull moment. Except when he gushes about how wonderful his wife and kids are. (VOMIT!) They come across as perfect and boring and not real- you almost want something evil to happen, if not to them then maybe at their hands... Again, my apologies, Rob, to you and your perfect family.
This book, much like his first, is written as a series of essays, randomly put together and touching on different events or times in Lowe's life that he looks back on with obvious fondness. While I didn't find it as enjoyable as I did the first, I can't say anything Lowe has written has ever disappointed me and I do hope he continues to write more. He is certainly talented in that area and the format is nicer than just a regular biography. It truly feels like he is sharing memories with you. I sometimes wish more biographical books were written this way. It feels more casual and friendly.
Now I can see that "Love Life" is more of a suggestion to the reader than an actual topic of the book and I most certainly agree.
Expect it to read like a conversation with a parent from your workplace or neighborhood except for supercharged with heavyweights from the past. Accounting for life lessons, incredible luck, disappointment, heart break, naivete, dealing with grown-ups, and being a grown up. After incredible amounts of self absorption, Rob (somehow) realizes he is on the highway to hell (pulls his head out of his ass) and eventually with introspection, listening to his inner voice and those around him, take his life back. Lessons in people, observation, self discipline, and perserverance make this a valuable return on your time.
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