Talking as Fast as I can from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls

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A must read for any and all fans! So grab a coffee (a very, very large coffee) and get cozy with this great memoir.

Follow this inspirational woman’s journey through her career and life. From living on a house boat to award shows and celebrity boyfriends. The glitz, the glam and everything in between.

There is more comedy in failure than in success, it’s a much more universal language.

I can hear her voice in the writing as she shares titbits and life lessons. She had me laughing and crying and rewatching her shows as I lived through her stories. This is so much more than her journey with Gilmore girls and I honestly encourage all women to read this. There is so much truth in this book!

Adding colour with photos of her life, this book is easy to read. As a non-fiction work, I love the humour and harsh truth balance. It’s as entertaining as it is enlightening. Seeing how much she shaped her characters and how much they shaped her is eye-opening.

“It’s coming, just not in your time frame” I find this a helpful reminder in any number of ways: not only when you’re hoping to meet someone, but also when you’re waiting for a better job or for some relief during a bleak time.”

I would have loved to have more chapters from Stars Hollow, but she is so much more than the quirky and fun Lorelei Gilmore. I personal also prefer chronological chapters when it comes memoirs. But this was a great read nevertheless. It felt like you are in conversation with her – a more natural way of story telling and not the overly planned and rehearsed ones you come to expect.

There is no way to know if the time you’re spending will someday prove to be time you spent paying your dues or time you spent fooling yourself.

So many great tips, this book will be a great addition to any shelf. The Audio book is read by the Author herself and according to fellow fans it is a great way to extend your Gilmore Girls experience

Synopsis

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 Author

Lauren Graham is an actor, writer, and producer best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Someday, Maybe, and Talking as Fast as I Can.

Graham has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Because I Said So, and Max. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University.

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