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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review: Soc and Greasers: Behind The Scenes ... by Rob Lowe

Soc & Greasers: Behind The Scenes of The Outsiders from Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe, NF, 2012, Kindle book edition, 31p, Rating=3.5
Source: own; freebie

A scene taken straight from Rob Lowe’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, a wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

In Socs and Greasers, Lowe tells us what it was like to work on the set of The Outsiders, a film that helped launch the careers of many of today’s biggest stars, including Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, and Rob Lowe himself.

There's something about being revealed something "behind the scenes" that grabs me. You know, as if I've been included in a secret and so it's exciting and I feel trusted. Well, Mr. Lowe doesn't know me from Adam so it's not that he trusts me but having read this book, I'm one more person that knows something outside the inner circle and that's exciting and intimate. That said, whoever was responsible for this "teaser" was astute. This disclosure was interesting enough to want me to know more, hence, to read the full memoir. Tricky, tricky, I say! I must admit though, the writing was pretty good. Note however that it does contain conversational adult language.

*Still a Kindle book freebie. Click image to check it out.

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