Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
Narrated by: Lauren Graham
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Release date: 11-29-16
In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls – the first and second times – and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.
“This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I’m talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called ‘you’re so much taller than the other kids.’ But no! I’m talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.”
I love Lauren Graham and I enjoyed Someday, Someday, Maybe. So when I saw this book I knew I wanted to read (listen) to it.
I learned a lot about the author that I didn’t know. One of those things was that she lived on a houseboat for a time while she was growing up. This resonated with me because my husband and I came really close to buying a houseboat when our kids were young. But in the end we decided not to because they didn’t want to leave their friends and live on the water. I know, what was wrong with them?
Lauren talks a lot about her years on Gilmore Girls, the show, the relationships with her co-workers, the emotions of everyone when the show was ending etc. And of course those stories were my favorite part of the book. I also loved hearing the stories of her growing up, the years of trying to make it as an actor, and her dating life.
The book is very funny of course, and she gives the reader bits of advice that you may or may not take, but will enjoy hearing either way.
This is a short book and it is well worth the time. It’s interesting, funny, and informative.
The author narrated the book and I thought she did a good job, but at times I found her a bit over the top. But of course, that’s Lauren Graham.