272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in
April 8, 2014
Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451685718
ISBN - 13: 9781451685718
From the Publisher
Actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and son, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
Rob Low is back with stories he only tells his best friends.
When Rob Lowe’s first book was published in 2011, he received the kind of rapturous reviews that writers dream of and rocketed to the top of the bestseller list. Now, in Love Life, he expands his scope, using stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
In Love Life, you will find stories about:
-The secrets they don't teach you in acting school
-His great-great-great-great-great grandfather's role in the American Revolution
-Parks and Recreation, Behind the Candelabra, and Californication
-Trying to coach a kids' basketball team dominated by helicopter parents
-The hot tub at the Playboy mansion
-Starring in and producting a flop TV series
-Camping at Sea World
-Playing saxophone for President Bill Clinton
-The first journey to college with his son
-The benefits of marriage
Throughout this entertaining book, you will find yourself in the presence of a master raconteur, a multi-talented performer whose love for life is as intriguing as his love life.
About the Author
Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe was born on March 17, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He attended Santa Monica High School, the same high school as fellow actors Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, and Chris Penn. One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV movie Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries. His breakthrough came in 1983, when he and Emilio Estevez were cast in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders, which remains one of his most famous roles. Lowe played the role of Sodapop Curtis, the brother of the main character Ponyboy Curtis. Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire, making them the two more prominent actors from the group known as the Brat Pack. Lowe is also known for playing Sam Seaborn in the television series The West Wing from 1999 to 2003. His performance in the show garnered Lowe an Emmy and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005, he starred as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee in a London West End production of Sorkin's play A Few Good Men, the first time the two had worked together since The West Wing. Despite his two canceled TV series and flops like View From the Top and the made-for-TV movie Perfect Strangers during his post West Wing run, Lowe found success in the TV miniseries genre. In 2004 he marked his return to this genre; he had appeared in 1994's The Stand, based on Stephen King's book of the same name. In 2004, Lowe starred in
“Love Life is just as genially and charmingly guarded as its predecessor. … [Lowe] is admirably self-aware.”