Rob Lowe to write a memoir; how long before the rest of the Brat Pack follows suit?

Rob-LoweImage Credit: John M. Heller/Getty ImagesWe’ll soon be getting the Lowe-down straight from the actor’s mouth. Rob Lowe, currently aboard the good ship Parks and Recreation, is set to pen a memoir about his life and a career chock-full of comebacks (and at least one notorious sex tape). Henry Holt and Co. has set the release date for Stories I Only Tell My Friends as May 2011, and claims the book will be written entirely by Lowe without the aid of a ghostwriter. Judging by his history of leaving TV shows after only a few seasons, Holt had better hope he doesn’t quit halfway through the memoir to move on to writing a sci-fi novel or something.

What do you think, Shelf-Lifers? Interested in having a Lowe profile? Or are you holding out for a collected volume of life lessons from Judd Nelson or one of Lowe’s other ’80s costars? (Demi Moore’s is already in the works.)

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  • Brett

    Didn’t Molly Ringwald publish a book this year?

    • yeah, just a month or two ago, i believe.

  • Nora

    Not sure if I’d read the book, but now I definitely want to watch my West Wing DVDs tonight

    • Rachel

      So true. I feel a Sam marathon coming.

  • dom

    I’m holding out for Judd Nelson, that one is going to be CRAZY!

  • kevin

    I would be interested to know why he always leaves shows from the horses mouth, it is a possible read

  • Chad

    Seriously…who cares what he has to say!

  • Zach

    Agreed. Ugh. He is always looking to make a fast buck, a quick starburst. Stick with one show and recognize your limitations. What have you even done to make people want to read your book? That sex scandal is SO late ’80s. And knowing him, of COURSE he’s too egotistical to use a ghostwriter. At least Demi is more likely to have cute, funny little life lessons from her more storied life, and when writing she won’t pretend she’s something she’s not.

  • Josie

    I really don’t care. At all. I would love to see a brat pack book with small stories from all of them, but I would probably just borrow it from a friend, not buy it.

  • Jenn

    I’m just really glad he didn’t title it some stupid pun on his name or one of his more famous roles.

    • Fab40

      What’s with all the Lowe-hate for taking on new roles? The man is an actor. It’s possible he likes the challenge of trying on different parts. Kudos for not resting on his laurels and actively seeking out new horizons.

      As for the book… The guy’s whipsmart and witty as hell. I’m sure the book will be a good read.

      • Daniella

        Lowe is notorious for leaving shows when he is not one of the main story lines. It’s a well known fact. Ask any respectable industry person.
        I have no doubt that he will say interesting things but I would not pay for the book.

  • kim

    Why don’t you ignorant people shut the heck up. Then don’t read it why did you even click on the subject if you have nothing but negative things to say uuugghh move on people!!

  • Jan

    it will be interesting to see if his story matches up with Melissa Gilbert’s.

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