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. 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, shes aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (If youre meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, youve already set the bar too high), and shes 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, andof coursetalking as fast as you can....
|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
I love Gilmore Girls and I love Lauren Graham! Some chapters from this book were a little boring and I just skimmed them but especially the chapters about filming Gilmore Girls and about how she became an actress were super interesting and so much fun to read :)
I don’t recall coming across a more apt title for a book than this one. My goodness does Ms. Graham rapid fire her way through the audio version, it was exhausting to listen to a one-way monologue delivered a la Lorelei Gilmore. And while it was kooky and fun to watch Gilmore Girls’ episodes for the dialogue alone, it was slightly overwhelming to listen to just one side of the script.
Beyond the delivery I was also disappointed in the lack of substance. The early part of the book provides a bit o ...more
This was okay.
There were a lot of filler stories and she didn't start talking about Gilmore Girls until chapter 15.
I listened to the audiobook and Lauren sang way too much. Kinda irritated me.
There were a few cool behind the scenes info about her tv shows but nothing you can't find from interviews.
This was so good. It kept me laughing out loud and I wanted hear more of her stories. I like her voice as a writer. She had a bit in there about Old Lady Jackson that was funny and she needs to turn this into a whole book. Wonderful character.
She takes us behind the scenes of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood to share her experiences. We also have stories of how she made it in the business of Show. This made me miss seeing her on TV weekly. I hope they bring the show back again.
I felt like I was sit ...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 couldn't wait to get this audio!! *sniff, sniff, wail*
Recently I made what may have been a questionable parenting decision and starting watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix with my daughter. I was surprised to find it is not only a fabulous (and in our case, somewhat addictive) show with quirky characters and smart dialogue, but it opens many doors for age-appropriate conversations with my daughter about school, relationships of all kinds, community, etc. I love Lauren Graham in both Gilmore Girl ...more
This was really good! Lauren Graham writes about her life on a funny (at times maybe a bit too funny) note and I loved it. Being a fan of Gilmore Girls, it was amazing to get a backstage view on what it was like doing that show, but it was equally as enthralling to read about Lauren’s childhood, young adulthood and about her journey to become an actress.
The last bonus chapter in this edition I read added something special, and the very last page almost teared me up - Lauren wraps e ...more
Having been a fan of the Gilmore Girls TV series, this book was such a treat for me. It could have tooootally been an account of the life and times of Lorelai Gilmore. Well OK, a slightly AU-type of account.
It has tonnes of humorous and cringe-worthy situations in it. There's plenty of thoughtful advice to be found here as well, generally in the person of one Old Lady Jackson. And then there is the hilarious amount of procrastination, when it comes to writing a book. Now that is relatable... up ...more