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Talking as Fast as I Can Audiobook

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2016 Lauren Graham (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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    Natalia 04-08-17
    Natalia 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "soooooo Gilmore"

    enjoyable, wish there was more, though. funny and relaxing. great companion as a background for whatever you are up to.

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  • India C.
    3/3/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • bunintheoven
    2/1/17
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    "Thin Puff Piece"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Madeleine
    London, United Kingdom
    1/26/17
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    "So incredibly special"
    What made the experience of listening to Talking as Fast as I Can the most enjoyable?

    There are so many things that made listening to this book enjoyable. I would have to say Lauren's reading is a massive factor, and the level of detail she goes into in all of the right places. If you love Gilmore Girls, you HAVE to listen to this book.


    What other book might you compare Talking as Fast as I Can to, and why?

    I couldn't compare this book to any other biography/non-fiction. Lauren should have her own genre. It's funny, emotional, interesting and beautiful.


    What does Lauren Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Lauren's delivery of her own jokes and asides is superb, and yes, she really does talk fast! But in a good, excited way; the way that we have all come to love through Lorelai. I don't think anything beats hearing a writer read their own story, because they understand it more than anyone else, it brings emotion to the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Lauren talks about filming "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life", I cried almost every time she said she cried. It was so moving, but don't listen when you're driving - you won't be able to see for the tears, and you might "move" into a wall.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Lauren Graham.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    8/7/17
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    "A how to guide to life and life without GG"

    This is a brilliant book about Lauen Graham and how she became the slick tongued characters we know and love. She writes with her true voice and performs the story like you are sat on a sofa, with a glass of wine and chatting to an old friend.

    If you love Gilmore Girls this is the best dose of medicine to cure the heartache; with a laugh and smile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cat
    7/31/17
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    "just loved it"

    This was a great autobiography read by a great person I don't think there was one chapter that I disliked can't wait to read the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    7/27/17
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    "Amazing!"

    A beautifully crafted masterpeice of a book, and not to mention an absolute assential for Gilmore Girls fans everywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mell
    7/22/17
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    "Love this book"

    Love this book. I loved Lauren in Gilmore on girls, she has a really good voice

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  • Pod
    7/19/17
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    "Very interesting autobiography"
    What made the experience of listening to Talking as Fast as I Can the most enjoyable?

    Having Lauren narrate the book. It's a shame she had so many pictures she wanted to show off, which weren't accessible whilst driving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Finding out about Lauren's life and the behind-the-scenes look at Gilmore Girls.


    What does Lauren Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The emotion Lauren Graham, the author, actually feels about the subject, rather than another narrator's assumption about what she felt.<br/><br/>Most of the time she was fantastic and brought a very personal touch to the narration, but occasionally she'd sound like she was simply "reading" something. I guess we can't always be on out A-game? :)


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like the book was far too short. I would have liked more information about Laruen's life outside of Gilmore girls, and for more details about the original Gilmore Girls, whereas the book mostly focused on the new 4-seasons episodes.

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  • Anonymous
    6/30/17
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    "Amazing💗"

    I am a huge Gilmore girls fan and hearing Lauren narrate the book just made it all the better in imagining her having these thoughts and carrying out the experiences. I loved this book and have listened to it numerous times since purchasing it. 5 stars all the way!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bianca da Silva
    6/26/17
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    "Loved it!"

    Graham is not only great with words but she tells the story as if you're old friends, sitting down with a cup of tea. A real treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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