Book: Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
Author: Lauren Graham
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Goodreads Rating: 4.07 Stars
In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.
In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”).
In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.
Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (“If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (“My bungee cords now earn points!”).
Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An American actress, producer, and debut novelist best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood.
Graham’s debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe is a work based on a fictionalization of her experiences in the New York acting scene in the mid-1990s.In May 2013, the book entered the New York Times best seller list.
Graham signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television and Ellen DeGeneres’ production company A Very Good Production to adapt it into a TV series. The script will be written by her.
Stars: 5/5 Stars
Added to Favorites Mostly because she mentioned Morrissey (AKA BAE.)
I LOVE this book. I tried to not finish it in one night. I promise. I was trying to doze off and I couldn’t sleep because I wanted to finish this darn book.
So I decided to go the Audiobook route and I am beyond glad that I did. Lauren’s crazy personality shines through in the audiobook (Have it speed up and she sounds like her inner hyped up Gilmore we have all grown to love)
I’ve decided to add this to my favorites (And suggest it to everyone who will listen) simply because its a perfect book. Its funny and I felt myself smiling and laugh all through it. (It’s been forever since I’ve laughed at a book other then a slight chuckle) Also I cried. Big time. AND STOP WITH THE LAST FOUR WORDS OMG. YOU ARE KILLING ME.
I just want to hug Lauren Graham and tell her to write another memoir type book. I want more. I want to hear more about her.
If you have been thinking about picking this up, do! (Then message me and we will gush about our love of the book)
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