Sunday, April 15, 2012

Book Review :: You know you want some of that "Sodapop"

How excited was I when I knew I was going to read about Rob Lowe. But did I really know Mr. Lowe, Rob, handsome, blue eyes, that jaw so many movies, TV and sometimes a memory of those movies I was too young to really "get" .. 12 yrs old an watching the Outsiders was not like a 12 yr old today watching a vampire flick.

Yes, I remember him. Yes, I had a crush on him but I think that happened when I fell in love with as the Sax player in St. Elmo's Fire.

Not until I picked up this book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, by Mr. Lowe did I become fully fascinated by his life. The book is a delightful insight to the young Hollywood growing up in southern California. Meeting the famous playing outside in the street, or taking measures into his own hands to meet the greats like, Liza Minnelli, or being on the set of one of the most amazing movies - was that a "light sword or saber"... the introduction of movie stars and experiences this actor takes you on in each chapter makes you grateful there are still actors that like the private life and the art. An innocent introduction to friendships, family and artists we all know and love.

PICK UP THE BOOK - join us in SHARE a BOOK - read it! Share it! You will enjoy this autobiography. Tell me what you think.

Now you want some "Sodapop" for sure!!!

Happy Reading,

Product Description (from Amazon)

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. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

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