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The Lo-Down

2.88  ·  Rating Details ·  255 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Reality TV personality Lauren "Lo" Bosworth has witnessed her fair share of bad dating and has experienced some herself. As a star on two reality shows, she is no stranger to drama and what comes along with it. Now she is offering her advice gleaned from her and her famous friends' relationship experiences on dating and love. Featuring personal photos and anecdotes about h ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Christie (A & C Book Junkies)
Dec 01, 2010 Christie (A & C Book Junkies) rated it really liked it
I know what you're thinking: "Oh boy. Here we go again. Another celebrity who thinks they can write a book." Even if you were a Laguna Beach lover, and an avid watcher of The Hills, you still might feel that way. I'm here to tell you that you would be wrong to think so.

Advice books are not my favourite; especially when they are written by celebrities. Sometimes though I find one that actually has something to say (before The Lo-Down it was Teri Hatcher's Burnt Toast).The Lo-Down is not merely a
Jul 01, 2011 Jackie rated it liked it
Obviously this book is written for teenagers, but I always liked Lo's advice, she seemed like she had a smart head on her shoulders so I wanted to see what her book was all about. Audience aside, the book reiterated some golden rules about dating & I found myself enjoying this book & how it helps you self evaluate. Definitely would make a good gift.. full of advice, and who doesn't need it reiterated that they can do better?
Leila Cohan-Miccio
Apr 17, 2011 Leila Cohan-Miccio rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Listen, if you've learned anything about me this year, it's that I will read anything by a former cast member of The Hills.

This was fine as far as it goes. A little Rules-y sure, but you know, it's a dating advice book by a former cast member of The Hills.
Nov 22, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, although I know it wasn't meant for people at my point in life. Yes i'm in my mid-twenties, but i'm also happily married, so i'm not at the dating portion of my life and haven't been in about 5 years, but I can see that this book would be very insightful and helpful to someone my age, or younger that is single and looking for mr. right. Infact im planning on lending this book out to my single friends, who need to escape from the "douchebag lords" as Lo called them at one poi ...more
BAYA Librarian
Feb 01, 2012 BAYA Librarian rated it liked it
Well known to fans of Laguna Beach and The Hills as the only cast member in a long-term relationship, Lo Bosworth has parlayed this status into a book of relationship advice that actually dispenses some pearls of wisdom for teens. Her approach will be familiar to magazine readers; interspersing friendly advice and personal anecdotes with multiple choice quizzes designed to shed light on dating personas and patterns. Though the cover art and genre will appeal primarily to girls, the advice inside ...more
Jennifer Lynn
Jun 20, 2014 Jennifer Lynn rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
I can see how everything that she wrote in the book has some kind of merit. These things are what every one knows but needs reminding of which her book does. I just am cynical in a way I guess. I am not trying to be mean. Maybe some people want to read a book giving relationship advice from someone they consider around their age. My problem is what basis does she have to give this relationship advice? Does she have some advance degree in relationship counseling and years or dealing with other co ...more
Nicole Jacob
Feb 01, 2016 Nicole Jacob added it
Shelves: 2016
Lo was one of my least favorite characters on the show The Hills. But this book intrigued me for reasons I wasn't sure; and like most books on dating I assumed it could either cure my lack of dating ability or it would give me all the answers to be successful on my next date.
While this book is full of advice and stories for a positive mentality on dating, it didn't offer me any secrets that I didn't already know.
This book seemed to be a continuation of the hit tv series or it was inclined to b
Mar 10, 2011 Ashley rated it did not like it
The only reason I read this is because it was in a pile of free books, and hey, who can resist free books? Now, as much as I would like to tear apart this book sentence by sentence (figuratively of course) I won't. But I will say, the only reason someone should read this is if you have no common sense at all about relationships, or are a true die hard fan of Lo Bosworth. Otherwise don't waste your time, it's not worth it.
May 06, 2014 Kristin rated it did not like it
Lo Bosworth was my favorite on Laguna Beach so I figured I would pick up her book. I couldn't relate to it at all. It seems like it was written for teenage girls looking for a boyfriend. I'm set, so I didn't get anything new from her advice. :)

The quizzes and recipes reminded me of the old teen magazines I used to read (CosmoGirl, Seventeen). Not really book material, in my opinion.
Megan Pertiet
Jun 04, 2011 Megan Pertiet rated it really liked it
I have been such a fan of Lo's since her Laguna days and when I found out she was coming out with a book I just had to read it. So this book is targeted to a younger audience and full of tips and tricks to help achieve successful relationships. Her voice, I thought, is really prominent in the book. Despite being a tip book I thought it was definetly worth reading.
Julianna Keilty
This is not my usual style of book. But since I am related to the author I was obligated to read it.
I thought this book was super cute (and I'm not just saying that) and had some great advice for girls. This book gave me a confidence boost!
Dec 01, 2014 Meg rated it it was ok
I love Lo But her book was ok I didn't think the advice she gave was that good. As much as i like lo i think she could have given better advice.
Mar 20, 2011 S rated it it was ok
Shelves: literary-shame
Meh - it was okay. Now I have advice on relationships from a 'Hills' star; my life is complete.
Jun 11, 2012 Mandy rated it did not like it
this book to me was just a waste of time, i didnt even finish it thats how boring it is. Low Bosworth should stick to reality tv and not writing!
Feb 12, 2011 Ashley rated it did not like it
A good book for hardcore Hill's fans. Otherwise,(unless you enjoy self help books) steer clear.
Heather Moore
Aug 24, 2012 Heather Moore rated it it was ok
It was like reading the dating column of a magazine. I like how it was written but it didn't really interest me.
Jan 31, 2011 Lindsay rated it really liked it
I know its a relationship ship for teens, but I liked it. It was friendly and made some good points.
A thousand times better than Jennifer Love Hewitt's book.
Dec 12, 2016 Kristin rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016
This wasn't worth the dollar I spent on it.
Jan 16, 2011 Jenny rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, dnf
Sorry I did read up to Part 2 but couldn't finish it. I'm really not a fan of non-fiction/self-help books.
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Lauren "Lo" Ogilvie Bosworth is an American television personality and actress. She is best known for her appearances on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and its spin-off, The Hills.
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