Is Stars Hollow a real place? Well it should be. I for one would like to live there. So yes, guilty as charged, Gilmore Girls is my guilty pleasure, and huzzah they went and made a revival. Thank you TV gods. Lauren Graham is Gilmore Girls (well one half anyway, teamed with her onscreen daughter Alexis Bledel, aka Rory), so it only seems natural that we should all want to know what she’s been up to as the title says “from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and everything in between”.
The Goodreads Blurb:
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.
The reviews generally say that Lauren’s voice shines through – her personality is embued with every narrative, every comment, every anecdote. The reviews are on the whole, 4 star, and claim that the book is delightful and enjoyable. I for one absolutely don’t give a hoot about other reviewers in this instance. I’m too big a fan to not read this book. So why haven’t I done so yet? Well this little thing called Christmas is getting in the way right now. I’m intrigued to find a different person to her character in this book, or if she was, in fact, Lorelai. I should point out I’ve watched A Year in the Life (Revival), laughed and cried and enjoyed every moment. The producers, in my humble opinion, got it spot on.
You can now hear Lauren read the book to you via Audible …
Here is a playlist on Spotify to help you with your withdrawal …