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 Hollywoodalong 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; thats 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 (Its 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, shes aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (If youre meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, youve already set the bar too high), and shes 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, andof coursetalking as fast as you can....
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Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between Reviews
Gilmore Girls is one of the best contemporary TV shows I’ve ever seen, and I used to be quite addicted to watching them.
So I needed to read this memoir by the co-star of the show, Lauren Graham.
I can’t imagine anyone not liking this lady. She is so authentic, on set and off set. She feels so… normal. Fame definitely did not turn her into someone she isn’t. I admire that.
In this non-fiction book, she talks a little about her upbringing, college years, first auditions, first jobs in the mundane w ...more
In three weeks, I had binged seven seasons and four movies of Gilmore Girls - a feat for some and child’s play for others. Obviously, I was desperately in need of something to satisfy the big, gaping Stars-Hollow shaped hole in my life. You should be pleased to know that this book did just the trick. In true Rory Gilmore style, I am going to review this book as a pros and cons list.
• The chapter titles: The titles were quirky and creative. They made absolutely no sense unless you actual ...more
Having been a fan of the Gilmore Girls TV series, this book was such a treat for me. It could have tooootally been an account of the life and times of Lorelai Gilmore. Well OK, a slightly AU-type of account.
It has tonnes of humorous and cringe-worthy situations in it. There's plenty of thoughtful advice to be found here as well, generally in the person of one Old Lady Jackson. And then there is the hilarious amount of procrastination, when it comes to writing a book. Now that is relatable... up ...more
I told myself I would hold off on reading this until I finished Gilmore Girls, but I gave up on season 7 because I just stopped caring about the characters and the plot, so I didn't mind going into this and getting spoiled. Even so, very little of it actually focused on spoilers on the show, but it offered a cool enough glimpse into Lauren's life that I'm glad I picked it up.
I'm not her biggest fan ever, and I haven't even seen Parenthood, so I just liked hearing about her backstory and her exp ...more
I love Lauren Graham!
I loved her in Gilmore Girls most of all! Duh. And I also loved her in Parenthood. But Gilmore Girls takes the cake, the old and the new! Woot!
I loved hearing stories about when Lauren was a child like living on the houseboat. I would loved to have seen that in real life! She has a lot of different stories that go back and forth from now and then. It was a little confusing at times but I guess that's why it's called a book of essays!
She even writes like Lorelai Gilmore so ...more
This was so good. It kept me laughing out loud and I wanted hear more of her stories. I like her voice as a writer. She had a bit in there about Old Lady Jackson that was funny and she needs to turn this into a whole book. Wonderful character.
She takes us behind the scenes of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood to share her experiences. We also have stories of how she made it in the business of Show. This made me miss seeing her on TV weekly. I hope they bring the show back again.
I felt like I was sit ...more
This was okay.
There were a lot of filler stories and she didn't start talking about Gilmore Girls until chapter 15.
I listened to the audiobook and Lauren sang way too much. Kinda irritated me.
There were a few cool behind the scenes info about her tv shows but nothing you can't find from interviews.
As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham, I was quite excited to read this book. Finally! A chance to read about all of the behind-the-scenes goodies from the original run of the show, how everyone got cast, funny anecdotes and heartwarming stories about each of the cast members, etc. While we get that to some extent in the final chapter that includes diary entries from her time on the revival, the chapter about the original Gilmore Girls run was highly disappointing. Instead of a chapte ...more