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

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

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by Lauren Graham
 

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In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls—the first and second time—and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to earth voice that made her

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In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls—the first and second time—and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to earth voice that made her novel, Someday Someday Maybe, a New York Times bestseller.
 
“This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I’m talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called “you’re so much taller than the other kids.” But no! I’m talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.”—Lauren Graham

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425285176
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2016
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
75
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Graham is an actor, writer, and producer best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Someday, Maybe. Graham has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Because I Said So, and Max. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
bumblebee23 20 hours ago
Such a fun book to listen to! I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend! It made me tear up, but even better it made me smile and laugh a lot!!!
Anonymous 5 days ago
I will admit that I mostly bought this to read about her experiences with Gilmore Girls. However, while my favorite stories were the ones about Gilmore Girls, I found myself devouring the entire book. I enjoyed reading about what she went through when she was just starting out, feeling horrified for her about one particular audition she had to do, and laughing at her humor and wit. This book Is a quick and enjoyable read.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Ok written, pretty boring read
EmJay 11 days ago
If you're interested in Lauren Graham's story, I *highly* recommend listening to the audiobook. As a lover of "Gilmore Girls", "Parenthood", and "Someday, Someday, Maybe", I was really excited for LG's newest endeavor. And listening to her read it to me was such a joy. While I'm not sure there was anything particularly revelatory about this book, it was so nice to hear Lauren Graham talk about all the different phases of her life. She is also truly witty and the jokes had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. I particularly enjoyed the chapter about being single and her relationship with Peter Krause. She discusses the ridiculous obsession with Hollywood stars and "who they're dating now!" She owns the fact that being single isn't weird or something to be embarrassed by, but it's normal to want something more. The discussion of her relationship with Krause was sweet and loving without being over-the-top cutesy and sentimental. Overall, if you're a fan of Lauren Graham, I have no doubt you will enjoy reading/listening (AGAIN--highly recommend the audiobook) to her story.
miztrebor 18 days ago
I’m one of the biggest Gilmore Girls fans out there. In a big way, this is because of Lauren Graham’s character, Lorelai Gilmore. And because of this, I picked up Graham’s novel Someday, Someday, Maybe when it came out. I enjoyed it. Graham isn’t just a talented actor, she’s a great writer. When I heard about Talking as Fast as I Can, I got even more excited than I did for Graham’s novel. Turns out, my excitement was warranted. Graham’s fiction is great, but her non-fiction is even better. One of my favorite parts of this book was where Graham reacts to each of the Gilmore Girls seasons. It was great to get the actor’s own thoughts on what I’ve watched dozens of times over the last fifteen or so years. And the section where Graham discusses all that was involved in making Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life happen, I gained a better appreciation for just what went into its creation. But the Gilmore Girls and Parenthood parts of this book weren’t all that made it what it is. Getting to hear about how Someday, Someday, Maybe came to be makes me want to read it again. And hearing about Graham’s early life was also a reason I wanted to read this book in the first place. Being part memoir, part essays on various projects and key issues, this collection is a great read on many levels. I only wish it were longer. I want more from Graham. But I’m happy to wait for another novel or a similar non-fiction book. I’d read anything that comes out. It’s not just my inner fan-girl talking. Graham backs it up with her her writing.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Didn't really like it. Wish I hadn't spent the money
Anonymous 21 days ago
I loved the gilmore girls and also someday, someday, maybe. I wish this book had been longer - its only 163 pages and although I liked it I feel a little cheated. She is delightful and I like her sense of humor. I was really looking forward to the release of this book and I'm a little disappointed in its lack of depth - its just sort of glosses over her career.
Anonymous 21 days ago
If you love Lorelai Gilmore you will love reading about Lauren Graham's life in her own words. It feels like you are reading a book by Lorelai. I love both and adored this book. She is everyone's best girlfriend. Funny, down to earth, sweet, happy, truthful. Thank you Lauren for writing this book and I am with you on the cliffhanger question! I agree.
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