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 Review

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.

Title:Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
Edition Language:English

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  • Leslie Wilkins

    Lauren Graham narrating the audiobook was every bit of the awesomeness that I'd hoped for and expected....

  • Lola  Reviewer

    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 ca...

  • Penny Quotes

    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, gap...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    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...

  • Jessica

    My one-sentence summary: Lauren Graham’s personality shines through a lot here, and that’s delightful, but she doesn’t really explore much of anything with any real depth, and that’s disappoin...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    So Lauren Graham basically IS Lorelai Gilmore :)It was so much fun to read her short diary-type entries of the experience of filming the revival and to hear other bits of Gilmore Girls history. I wasn...

  • Elyse

    Audiobook... a gift from Vio: Thank You Vio!!!I did like the Gilmore Girls...but admit, I didn’t watch the reunion series. I was ‘done’ by the time it came around. I actually liked the show “P...

  • Danielle

    **Before reading the book:This is being released on my birthday! And 4 days after the revival premieres! This is already the best birthday ever :D**Upon finishing the book:This gets 5 stars. Yes I am ...

  • Vanessa

    I read this as fast as I could, not on purpose, it's just that this book was compelling as a major Lauren Graham fan, being a late bloomer to the phenomena that is Gilmore Girls and becoming instantly...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    Awwwwww this was so sweet. There were some parts where I found myself skim reading or skipping altogether (the fashion chapter coz BORING) but I really, really enjoyed this and I love Lauren's voice a...