By Rob Lowe
A wryly humorous and unusually relocating account of a unprecedented existence lived nearly solely within the public eye
A youngster idol at fifteen, a global icon and founding father of the Brat Pack at twenty, and considered one of Hollywood's most sensible stars to today, Rob Lowe chronicles his studies as a painfully misunderstood baby actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, the place he launched into his unrelenting pursuit of a profession in Hollywood.
The Outsiders put Lowe on the beginning of the fashionable early life flow within the leisure undefined. in the course of his time on The West Wing, he witnessed the surreal nexus of exhibit enterprise and politics either at the set and within the genuine White condominium. And in among are deft and funny tales of the wild excesses that marked the eighties, resulting in his quest for kinfolk and sobriety.
Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe grants unforeseen glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one of a kind encounters with those that formed our global during the last twenty-five years. those tales are as interesting as they're unforgettable.
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