Stories I Only Tell My Friends – Book Review

I’m currently listening to White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo but prior to this, I listened to Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe. It was published Apr 2011 by Henry Holt and Co or Macmillan Audio if you listen to the Audible edition like I did. I’m probably going to say this over and over and over on this blog… I LOVE memoirs read by the author. I think it adds something to the story when the person that lived it, tells it.

This was delightful. It was informative. It was LITERALLY a lot of fun. It was recommended by a great friend!

Rob Lowe has been around FOREVER. I feel like I grew up with him. I come from the era of the brat pack and all of the amazing 80s movies. Most recently I’ve grown to love him and respect him even more. I’m not sure if y’all have noticed from my love of Nick Offerman, Retta, and now Rob Lowe that I really enjoy and am awed by the actors that were a part of Parks and Recreation. I loved the show and I think that the people that were a part of it are all amazingly talented. Rob Lowe is no different.

This memoir.. autobiography? description of his life starts at the beginning and goes through about 2010/2011, which is when he started filming Parks and Rec. His story takes you all the way up to that time.

I never realized he was friends with Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, and Sean Penn at such an early age! I loved the stories of all the amazing experiences that he had as he was making a name for himself. A couple of times I got goosebumps… especially the Star Wars story… so cool!!!

The book isn’t super highly rated on Goodreads… 3.80 stars out of 5 but I thought the audio version was fantastic! I rated it 4 out of 5 stars. During this stressful time, it was a great way to escape and have fun. I really enjoyed listening to him tell his life’s stories. His performance was dynamic and it didn’t sound like he was reading at all! If you love actors memoirs read by the actor like I do, then I highly, highly, highly recommend. I mean how great it is to go for a walk or whatever while you have Chris Treager talking to you. Pick it up if you get the chance!!

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