This is a funny and surprisingly moving account of a life lived almost entirely in the public eye. Going from small town Ohio and community theater to being uprooted by a loving but unstable mother and moved to the unique counterculture of Malibu in the seventies, Rob Lowe handles his early fame as best he can. A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty he is easily seduced by the excesses that marked the eighties, leading to his quest for family and sobriety. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind chance encounters with people who shaped our world over the last twenty-five years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable. .