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.
©2016 Lauren Graham (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
"This was amazing!"
This was just perfect! I literally laughed and cried! Such an easy listen that I couldn't stop! Lauren has such an amazing way about her that makes you feel like she's sat next to you chatting away! I have recommended it to everyone!
loved the behind the scenes kind of diary, and the fact that it's read by the author. missed out on the photos though.
As an avid fan of Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham I was incredibly excited to listen to Graham narrate such an important book.
I listened to it solely on the train and I feel the need to apologise to the fellow passengers who looked at me strangely when I was laughing uncontrollably and who (hopefully) did not notice me tear up during the last few chapters.
I adore this book. Graham is funny, sensitive and intelligent and this is all conveyed in her reading.
I challenge anyone who listens not to laugh at her anicdotes of acting and adulting.
"Absolutely stunning. From start to finish."
The most thoroughly enjoyable read/listen . As an actual GG Superfan I've watched and loved every single moment of Gilmore GIRLS available in every capacity.. and the reunion surpassed all expectations. Lauren, you captured the memories and stories so perfectly... Funny, Reminiscent and beautifully written. Thank you Lauren for sharing the good bad happy and sad - it really took us through a journey, without a single iota of self indulgence.. Thank you for the special moments... And yes! Pleeeeeease let those perfectly placed last four words be a CLIFF HANGER!!! Xxx
Lauren is a gem! Anyone who loved her in Gillmore Girls will love this. A wonderful listen to brighten your day.
"I can't believe it is over!"
I knew I needed to hear this from Lauren's lips rather than read it myself. However, I enjoyed it so much that next time I'm going to read it. Whichever way you decide to consume it, bring tissues.
"Everything I expected and more."
She writes like one would expect Lorelai to; with deep and honest feeling. Loved it!
"like listening to lorelai gilmore all over again"
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.
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