Talking as Fast as I Can

Talking as Fast as I Can

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

Book - 2016
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"This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing-up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling work years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters 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. -- Lauren Graham" --
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780425285176
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 G739a 2016
Characteristics: x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Karen says that you "must listen to this one to appreciate the author." Written and read for you by Gilmore Girls actress, Lauren Graham, this one is sure to keep you entertained.

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Oct 09, 2019

i love Gilmore Girls, I have watched it over twenty times through the entire series. This truly warmed my heart and made so happy. I loved it so much!

May 16, 2019

A good funny book about her life. I enjoyed it a lot!

May 07, 2019

I enjoyed hearing Lauren Graham read her own book. Listening, I understand how her Lorelai Gilmore character wasn't much of a stretch for the actress! It made me smile and past the time - just what I want in a CD audio book.

May 03, 2019

Lauren is very vague, Gigi! Which is not great for a memoir.

Apr 15, 2019

Lauren Graham has always been one of my favorite actresses- and now she's on my list of favorite authors as well. I can imagine that reading this book would have been almost as delightful, but listening to the audiobook version felt like an hours-long Lorelai Gilmore monologue, full of the best wit and wisdom. For anyone who is even slightly a fan or Gilmore Girls or Parenthood, this is a must-listen (or read)!

Jan 10, 2019

I loved Lauren Graham in "Gilmore Girls" and "Parenthood," and I really enjoyed this loosely-structured humorous autobiography. It's clear the actress talks just as fast as her characters - and is similarly lovable!

CarleeMcDot Oct 18, 2018

A friend recommended I grab this book because I was a big Gilmore Girls fan (which reminds me, it's time I re-watch the series). I thought it'd be perfect on our Hawaii trip and I was right (it was the fourth book I read on the trip and just the change I needed from the previous ones). Lauren shares her experiences from beginning in the acting world (and even before that), to being on Gilmore Girls and eventually the reboot of the series. I loved not only getting a bit of a “behind the scenes” look but also just learning more about Lauren as a person, actor and professional. She is one smart (and funny) cookie! If you liked Gilmore Girls I’d definitely recommend picking up this book. It was a quick, easy and entertaining read. And now I have to see if the library carries the novel she wrote! I would give it an 8 out of 10.

Oct 02, 2018

An amazing life, a great career, faithful friends and family. What more could a girl ask for?
Well, maybe a man from Minnesota grounded in his native Mid-western outdoor roots.
Yep, she has that too (Peter Krause).

I adore Lauren Graham. Her honesty (and fast talking) come across as listening to a close friend. I found myself highlighting much of the book and enjoying the author’s narration, one of the great pleasures of a (Kindle Immersion Read).

Here are three of my favorites from Graham’s 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Humor . . .

“I still find that, in general, having a plan is, well, a good plan. But when my carefully laid plan laughed at me, rather than clutch at it too tightly I just made a new one, even if it was one that didn’t immediately make sense. In blindly trying a different path, I accidentally found one that worked better. So don’t let your plan have the last laugh, but laugh last when your plan laughs, and when your plan has the last laugh, laugh back, laughing!”

“Sometimes the idea of doing something is the most fun part, and after you go through with it, you feel deflated because you realize you’re back to looking for the next thrill.”

“Spend some time with just yourself and your thoughts and nothing to do. How else will you learn who you are?”

marycatlyons Jul 19, 2018

I love Lauren Graham and this book just adds to my love of her. She is a genuine, down-to-Earth person just like the rest of us and this title serves to cement that notion. Having loved Gilmore Girls, I was interested to see what her take on the reboot was and how she felt about the ending and she does not disappoint!

hockeymdm Jul 05, 2018

If you are a fan of Lauren Graham and Gilmore Girls you will enjoy the book or audio. If you are not a fan of Gilmore Girls but just Parenthood this book may not be as enjoyable for you read and would suggest it just to listen to the book. This book is a cute and humorous listen about Lauren's life and how she got to where she is in life. She is forthcoming is why she made certain choices in her life and what she has learned about herself so far in this life. Warning she wrote the book while filming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life so it does include spoilers from the show.

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