Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

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Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: B01L0H7I24
Publication: 29-November-2016 by Ballantine Books
Format:  AudioBook

 

Talking as fast as I can was supposed to be my fix after the mild disappointment from watching the revival of Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life. While I'm tempted to talk about the revival series at this point, I'll do my dandiest and reframe myself from doing that because this book talk is supposed to be about Lauren Graham's book Talking as fast as I can- From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between.


The best way to get the most out of any of Lauren's books is to have her narrate it to you. The drawback - I didn’t get to see those pictures she refers to in the book, so I guess at some point I am going to buy a hard copy. 

In this nonfiction, she talks about her background, upbringing, her early years as a drama student, about the experiences of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, about her love life or lack of it, about her writing and about her future plan. You get a glimpse of what the author is made off and what makes the actor. I love the reference she makes of the bonus the year she feels she was gifted with in her early childhood. 


It's a short, fast-paced, humorous and honest account of what Lauren Graham is outside of Lorelai Gilmore. 

If you're going into this with the idea that you’ll get some scoop about the cliffhanger that the new Gilmore Girls left you with, you’ll be disappointed. This is not about Gilmore girls. It's about Lauren Graham. And should be read with the idea of getting to know the author and not some gossip on the series that made her so popular.

 

My rating is four stars.

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Book Blurb:

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 cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.