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.
If I ever say anything about Rob Lowe after reading this book, I will say that he is a gentleman. This is a very well written and thought out book. I have no doubt that we will hear more from this man who could very well be an accomplished writer in his own right one day.
This book is the rise to fame book of one of the famous “brat pack” kids. Rob tells of his rise to fame and whom he collaborated with along the way. There are no scandalous details in this book but rather an acknowledgement of events that he had a part in. You get a very real sense of what his life was like from a very grown up and responsible perspective. There are very conscious decisions to keep some things private and at other times you know that nothing is being skimmed over.
It was refreshing to read this very honest and critical view of the life and happenings with Rob Lowe. I would rate this book at 4 stars.