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


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

    Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between Reviews

  • Leslie Wilkins
    Aug 29, 2016

    I really hope Lauren Graham narrates the audiobook version herself!...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Dec 29, 2016

    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...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Dec 15, 2016

    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...

  • Danielle
    Dec 28, 2016

    **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 ...

  • Amanda
    Jan 07, 2017

    This was so fun to read! I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan and have been for about 12 years now. From the 4 years spent watching reruns of Seasons 1-7 every morning on ABC Family from 10am-noon to the bing...

  • Elizabeth
    Dec 04, 2016

    SO. GOOD. I loved her writing in Someday, Someday Maybe. I love it here, too. She talks about how she started acting and everything that lead to the original run of Gilmore Girls as well as what lead ...

  • TL
    Dec 24, 2016

    "I know how lucky I am to have had such wonderful first and second acts in my career. I'm still not sure what my third act will turn out to be (Sexy Baking Competition Hostess? Flamboyant Peruvian Bin...

  • Diane
    Jan 18, 2017

    Lauren Graham is another one of my girl crushes. I am a fan of the show "Gilmore Girls," and was happy to hear she had published a journal she wrote while filming the revival episodes for Netflix.This...

  • Olive (abookolive)
    Dec 14, 2016

    I should title my inevitable self-help book: Trying Not to Cry in the Workplace: Getting Emotional While Listening to Audiobooks in Public Places...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jan 20, 2017

    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...

About Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

An American actress, producer, and debut novelist best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood.Graham's debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe is a work based on a fictionalization of her experiences in the New York acting scene in the mid-1990s.In May 2013, the book entered the New York Times best seller list. Graham signed a deal with Warner Bros. Telev