Book Review: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between)

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I am a HUGE fan of Lauren Graham. I loved her portrayal of Lorelia Gilmore in Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman from Parenthood. I also love that I don’t hear about her outside of her work.

I was thrilled when I found out she has a BA in English and drove myself to the library to put a hold on her most recent book Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between). Unfortunately, everyone else had the same idea and I was #26 in queue, so in the mean time check out her novel Someday, Someday, Maybe.

I enjoyed her novel but really loved Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between). A type of memoir with personal essays this book is filled with self-deprecating humor. Lauren is down to earth, hilarious, and true to herself – insecurities and all. She works hard to be brilliant at her craft and it shows.

Her road to success wasn’t easy and she brilliantly communicated her story. My favorite part was when she shared some journal entries from her time shooting the Gilmore Girls Revival. I had been deeply invested in Gilmore Girls for all seven seasons and to get even a bit more, no matter how small, was a treat.

“But seriously, didn’t you sort of think that ending was really more of a cliffhanger?”

As I read her book, I couldn’t help but notice how similar Lauren sounded to her onscreen character of Lorelia Gilmore. But I didn’t really care, I love them both equally and just like the show, I felt sad when I read the last sentence.

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