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 Hollywoodalong 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; thats 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 (Its 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. T...
|Title||:||Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) Reviews
Lauren Graham narrating the audiobook was every bit of the awesomeness that I'd hoped for and expected.
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 can’t imagine anyone not liking this lady. She is so authentic, on set and off set. She feels so… normal. Fame definitely did not turn her into someone she isn’t. I admire that.
In this non-fiction book, she talks a little about her upbringing, college years, first auditions, first jobs in the mundane w ...more
I told myself I would hold off on reading this until I finished Gilmore Girls, but I gave up on season 7 because I just stopped caring about the characters and the plot, so I didn't mind going into this and getting spoiled. Even so, very little of it actually focused on spoilers on the show, but it offered a cool enough glimpse into Lauren's life that I'm glad I picked it up.
I'm not her biggest fan ever, and I haven't even seen Parenthood, so I just liked hearing about her backstory and her exp ...more
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 disappointing.
I came to Gilmore Girls late, even though I’m in the exact age bracket to have grown up with it. My parents didn’t have cable so I couldn’t watch the WB and by the time I got to college, where many of my friends loved the show, I found it a little off-putting. Part of that was because it wasn’t really ...more
Lauren Graham writes as she speaks (as if I really know). What I'm saying is, I can clearly hear her voice while I read her words on the page. Her personality is evident. Maybe it's the voice of Lorelei Gilmore I'm hearing, but hey since she created the character, then I think it's at least a resemblance of Lauren in real life. The book is full of self deprecating, “don't take me too seriously because I wouldn't do that myself” humor. Behind that perky witticism, I see a very intelligent person, ...more
4.5 stars - a great read for any GG fan! I wanted much more about Parenthood which is why I docked 1/2 star (hey, it was in between Gilmore Girls!) but I loved all the show today bits and hearing about Lauren's life a bit. I didn't realize she was writing the film script adaptation for The Royal We and Jennifer E Smith is an editor for her! Lots of fun tid bits that I really enjoyed.
I'm a pretty solid fan of Gilmore Girls, but have previously felt disappointed in realizing that neither Lauren Graham nor Alexis Bledel are the characters they play in that show. Not quite as intelligent, and definitely not as well-read. I know, Gilmore Girls is a rapid-talking idealized landscape, but one I think I prefer to escape to without the grounding in reality.
So I was uncertain as to whether I would want to listen to this memoir, but having just watched the four "Year in the Life" epis ...more
As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham, I was quite excited to read this book. Finally! A chance to read about all of the behind-the-scenes goodies from the original run of the show, how everyone got cast, funny anecdotes and heartwarming stories about each of the cast members, etc. While we get that to some extent in the final chapter that includes diary entries from her time on the revival, the chapter about the original Gilmore Girls run was highly disappointing. Instead of a chapte ...more