I don’t read many autobiographies but have read a few by different comedians. I seen some great reviews on Robb Lowe’s “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” and wanted to give it a shot. I’m not exactly a fan of Robb Lowe. Nothing against him, I just haven’t seen many of his movies but enjoyed his character on Parks & Recreation. It didn’t matter when I read his book, he has lived a highly entertaining and eventful life so far making for an interesting autobiography. It’s always interesting to hear what goes on behind the scenes when creating movies, and he has worked with a large amount of famous actors.
With how successful his first novel was, he would definitely need to release a second. Love Life comes off as a collection of stories that didn’t quite make the cut, but are still engaging, provocative, and somewhat unusual. The problem is this book has no direction, and feels like he threw his script up in the air and forgot to put it back in order. Love Life jumps back and forth in time and Robb sometimes forget to mention how old, the year, or what project he was working on to help figure out a time frame. It’s not such a big issue because it is random stories about his life, and not a cohesive story that is hard to keep up with, but perhaps he wanted it to be written differently than his first book.
I do like his writing style, and I highly recommend you listen to the book which is narrated by himself. He comes off as a person that absolutely loves his family, his career, and how his life has turned out for himself. But I view this book as a sequel, and encourage those to read his first book before Love Life. It is the better of the two, but they are both amusing tales that cover wide avenues of Robb Lowe’s life. He can keep writing stories about his life and I will continue to read them.