Chrissy’s Review: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking As Fast As I Can
written by Lauren Graham
published by Ballantine Books, 2016

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Did I enjoy this book? 
I did enjoy it. It was a great glimpse into Lauren Graham’s life and career.

I loved Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. Those are two of my favorite television shows ever. Lauren Graham is a fantastic actress, and reading about her career and life was interesting. Some of the book read like Lorelai Gilmore; at least, that’s how I heard Ms. Graham’s voice in my head as I was reading it. I wish the sections about Gilmore Girls and Parenthood were longer. I guess on the whole I just wanted a bit more. But I’m happy with what I got, too. I need to read her novel, Someday, Someday, MaybeI have it . . . I just have to read it.

 

Would I recommend it? If you are a fan of Lauren Graham, then yes, I would recommend Ms. Graham’s book.

 

Have you read Talking As Fast As I Can? Are you a Gilmore Girls or Parenthood fan?

 

Chrissy


About the book – from Goodreads: 
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.

 

 

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