I am a recent but devoted fan of the show Parks and Recreation. I binge-watched the first four seasons over a few weeks. I thought it was hilarious from the first episode, but I have to admit, it surpassed itself and became even more amazing at the end of season two thanks to the introduction of the characters Ben Wyatt and Chris Traeger, played by Adam Scott and Rob Lowe. Thanks to Rob, I will never again be able to hear the word “literally” without smiling.
I had no idea that Rob had already written a memoir a few years ago. I have mixed feelings about these kind of autobiographies – sometimes I read them and wish I hadn’t, because I end up disliking the new image of the author that replaces the familiar one I had in my head. I was relieved when I finished Kristin Chenoweth’s A Little Bit Wicked and felt like I could still love her. We won’t even talk about how far I made it (or didn’t make it) through Russell Brand’s My Bookie Wook. But the reviews for Love Life seem overwhelmingly positive, and if nothing else, I think it would be fun to get some inside scoop on Parks and Rec.
Here is the official word from Simon & Schuster:
When Rob Lowe’s first book was published in 2011, he received the kind of rapturous reviews that writers dream of and rocketed to the top of the bestseller list. Now, in Love Life, he expands his scope, using stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
In Love Life, you will find stories about:
• KISSING UNEXPECTEDLY
• THE SECRETS THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN ACTING SCHOOL
• HIS GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER’S ROLE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
• PARKS AND RECREATION, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, AND CALIFORNICATION
• TRYING TO COACH A KIDS’ BASKETBALL TEAM DOMINATED BY HELICOPTER PARENTS
• THE HOT TUB AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION
• STARRING IN AND PRODUCING A FLOP TV SERIES
• CAMPING AT SEA WORLD
• PLAYING SAXOPHONE FOR PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
• THE FIRST JOURNEY TO COLLEGE WITH HIS SON
• WARREN BEATTY
• THE BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE
Throughout this entertaining book, you will find yourself in the presence of a master raconteur, a multi-talented performer whose love for life is as intriguing as his love life.