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    DescriptionA wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA 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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    Title
    Stories I Only Tell My Friends
    Subtitle
    An Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Lowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805093292
    ISBN 10: 080509329X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: C07521500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, BIO013000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 791.4302/8092
    DC21: 791.4302809
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC classification: PN2287.L664 A3 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    26 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rob Lowe is a film and television actor and producer. He also is involved in politics. He lives with his wife and two sons in California.
    Review quote
    "A lovely autobiography, equal parts dish and pathos."--"Vanity Fair""[Lowe] writes viscerally and insightfully...He looks back at the aberrant highs of his heart-throb days, the changing nature of stardom in Hollywood, the trade-off he has made between high life and home life, and the step-by-step effort behind his show business survival. He looked like the callowest kid in the "Outsiders" crew. Now he looks like the sturdiest of them all"--"The New York Times""I really enjoyed it...Thoroughly entertaining: the Brat Pack years, the Wayne's World years, the Alcoholic Obscurity, the Glamorous Romances (Princess Stephanie of Monaco!), the Inevitable Rehab, and the Triumphant Comeback on The West Wing."--"Time Magazine""[Lowe's] charming, honest, even affectionate memoir is the story of strong guts behind a strikingly handsome face...A book to recommend widely."--"Booklist""A fresh pop-culture history of Hollywood in the '70s and '80s from the point of view of the man who lived it...[Lowe] is as funny as he is thoughtful. This is the best type of celeb memoir, because its author is as interested in the world as the world is interested in him."--"People Magazine""The world would be a better place if more stars' memoirs were like Lowe's--chatty, dishy, and with celebrity walk-ons (Tom Cruise! Sarah Jessica Parker! Princess Stephanie of Monaco! Martin Sheen!) galore. As entertaining as a Brat Pack film festival."--"Parade "