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By Rob Lowe

At the heels of his New York Times bestselling Stories I merely inform My Friends, Rob Lowe is again with an wonderful assortment that “invites readers into his global with effortless appeal and disarming frankness” (Kirkus Reviews).

After the tremendous reaction to his acclaimed bestseller, Stories I in basic terms inform My Friends, Rob Lowe was once confident to mine his stories for much more tales. the result's Love Life, a memoir approximately women and men, actors and manufacturers, paintings and trade, fathers and sons, videos and television, dependancy and restoration, intercourse and love. one of the adventures he describes in those pages are:

· His stopover at, as a tender guy, to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion, the place the naïve actor made a shocking discovery within the sizzling tub.
· The time, as a boy transforming into up in Malibu, he chanced on a vibrator belonging to his top friend’s mother.
· What it’s prefer to be the famous person and manufacturer of a flop television show.
· How an actor prepares, for Californification, Parks and Recreation, and diverse different roles.
· His hilarious account of training a kid’s basketball staff ruled by way of helicopter parents.
· How his nice, nice, nice, nice, nice grandfather can have encouraged every little thing from his love of The West Wing to his style in vintage American architecture.
· His first stopover at to school, along with his son, who's going to obtain the schooling his father by no means got.
· The time an immense superstar stole his girlfriend.

Linked by way of universal issues and his philosophical viewpoint on love—and life—Lowe’s writing “is loaded with showbiz anecdotes, self-deprecating stories, and has a basic sweetness” (New York Post).

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