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 cosy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and - of course - talking as fast as you can.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Lauren Graham (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
loved listening. interesting stories and full of emotion especially enjoyed background to a year in the life. funny as always. would recommend if you missing gilmore girls
I loved this book, Lauren's delivery in the audio book format is so entertaining, it felt like an afternoon of her telling me stories. It probably helps that I am a huge fan of Gilmore girls but there's something fresh and honest about this book that I think everyone will enjoy. Buy it!!
Funny, insightful, lovely and tear-jerking are just a few words I would use to describe this wonderful book. I am so glad that Lauren wrote this and so happy that Gilmore Girls returned to our screens, even if for just a brief moment. I encourage anyone who loves the Gilmore Girls as much as I do to listen to this, as I feel that every fan has been on this journey, eagerly waiting for the day to arrive and now sad that it has come and gone, but thankful that it stopped to see us on the way.
I love Gilmore Girls, and I love Lorelai, hearing Lauren read this is so much more than I could of imagined, her love for Lorelai and Gilmore Girls bought tears to my eyes at times... a beautifully written piece well worth a read or listen if you're a huge Gilmore Girls fan.
Founder & Chief Bibliophile at The Joy Book Club
I'm a massive Gilmore Girls fangirl, so I'm likely biased, but I loved this book so so much.
I've both read the physical book and now listened to it here.
It just feels like a warm hug to me. Sappy I know, but it's what I'm going with.
Addicted to Scandinavian Crime ESP if read by Sean Barrett!
What isn't to like a fast talking, upbeat book of highs and lows and pick me up stories...
If your a fan of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood you will enjoy some reflection.
On acting and life, Lauren gives us snippets of her toolkit and offers useful advice...
Lots of fun to hear and original in its presentation at times....
Enjoyed it and need to go back to the penultimate chapter as my daughter hasn't finished all the G G series yet and we want to watch the new ones together....
Thank you Lauren Graham...
Even as a fan of Gilmore Girls I thought this was a bit thin. There isn't much of interest here, you don't really get a sense of how she felt about other actors or what they were really like. it was all just gushingly wonderful. Also not being able to see the pictures that are referred to really dents your enjoyment. Disappointing.
I loved it, being a Gilmore Girls fan, it was comforting to hear Lauren Grahams voice, I love how funny and serious and real this book is, I love how she's a private person but let's us have a sneak peak inside her life, I have now bought the book and I look forward to reading all she has wrote. she is the perfect roll model, her struggles from her youth is very much what I also struggle with and she made me really believe that it will all be better one day as long as you keep pushing yourself but also to never forget who you really are!
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