Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe. If youre kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, dont worry about it. Even without any big accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough. In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what youre doing, especially when the joy isnt finding you. In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what weve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiringand illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herselfhere is a comforting road map to a happy life. Ive had ups and downs. Ive had successes and senior slumps. Ive been the girl who has the lead, and the one who wished she had the bigger part. The truth? They dont feel that different from each other....
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In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It Reviews
A great grad gift as intended, as it is an enhanced version of a commencement speech.
The little moments override the big ones in our memory, so don’t worry about it is the main message and Graham’s acting analogy worked well.
I loved this. I think Lauren Graham is a ball of light, and I was looking forward to checking out her writing but I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now I know I should’ve expected light-hearted wisdom, reassurance, and a reminder of what matters most.
It might be a rose-tinted, cheery-eyed view of struggles and successes, but it’s still a sincere perspective. It’s easier to be optimistic and look back logically on past difficulties when the present is treating you well. I’m sure some would not agree ...more
Well, I mean, it's a tiny book with wide margins and large type. You shouldn't pay for it unless you're giving it as a gift to a new graduate (make sure you enclose a check too!). This is based on a commencement speech originally given at Lauren's former high school, so it's not as sophisticated as a speech that might be given at a college graduation, as in similar books by the likes of George Saunders and David Foster Wallace. But it has Lauren's breezy, likable tone, and it's full of sentiment ...more
A really great book about not worrying about being the best or trying so hard to succeed. It’s so short I read through it twice. Lauren cleverly used anecdotes from her own high school experience in musical theater as analogies to her own professional career. I think this book, which you can say was originally written as a speech geared toward high school students, can resonate with all ages because life is all about evolving and overcoming the obstacles that hold us back from living in the mome ...more
Cute little book for graduates.
“...whatever you chose, whatever you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you. Treat every day like you’re starring in it.”
I knew it was a short read but I didn’t realize it was under 50 pages. I genuinely liked everything about it and I’m always fascinated by Lauren Graham & her life. I rated it a 3 because it was a little more superficial/didn’t have as much substance as I anticipated. I thought there would be a tad more “advice.” I tend to be a sucker for inspiring books so I usually feel more after reading these types of books. But I did enjoy everything about it! I think part of it is my fault for going in ...more
So, I'll be graduating with my Master's in a little over a month. I no longer have a permanent job, I completely disliked the field I thought I would enter (on top of not being certified), have zero clue what to do next, and generally feel "behind" in every single point in my life.
This hit home because I'm feeling that "senior slump." In the past I've pretty much always been on top: Good grades, involved in a bunch of activities, snagging jobs with little effort, blah blah blah. And now my life ...more
OMG why do all her books make me cry! She said all the things I needed to hear right now! Thanks Lauren!