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Talking as Fast as I Can

From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

With a new bonus chapter

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.

Customer Reviews

Really Got To Know Lauren Graham

This book was very interesting to read. It was one of those "hard to put down" books. It was funny and well written. I feel like I know Lauren Graham as a person a lot better after reading this.

laughed throughout but also had a glimpse

I laughed throughout the book and realized that Lauren Graham is even more like Lorelei Gilmore than I knew, but with all of her best qualities. Lauren's book was also an insight into an actors reality that I hadn't considered. I loved that the voice of the book made it feel like I was having coffee with Lauren herself. Overall really fun read. However, if you haven't watched any Gilmore Girls or Parenthood you most likely won't enjoy it as much as fans will.

Funny & Warm

It's 400 + pages long & I read it in 2 days; that's how much I liked it & didn't want it to end. It's funny, warm & honest. Much like her beloved alter ego Lorelai, Lauren will capture your heart.

Talking as Fast as I Can
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Nov 29, 2016
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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