Sunday, October 30, 2016
Review of "Love Life" by Rob Lowe
In this second memoir by Rob Lowe he talks about being a husband and father, TV shows and films he's made, partying and drinking during his younger years (he's a recovering alcoholic), his interest in history and politics, his family, and more.
He tells a moving story about sending his first-born son off to college and a hilarious tale of inadvertently "fooling" an audience - including President Clinton - with his fake saxophone playing. Unfortunately Barbra Streisand found out and tattled to Clinton. :)
Lowe tells several stories about the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra" (starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon) in which Lowe is almost unrecognizable in the role of a plastic surgeon hired by Liberace. Some of my favorite anecdotes are about the craft of acting, where Lowe provides hints about what we can look for to separate great actors from not-so-good ones.
I listened to the audio version of this book (narrated by the author) which is a treat because Lowe skillfully mimics the voices of some featured celebrities. Some of the stories fall a little flat but there are plenty of good ones to make up for it. I enjoyed the book and recommend it.