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" -- from back of dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780425285176
0425285170
Characteristics: x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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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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Mxleung
Jul 04, 2018

I highly HIGHLY recommend the audiobook.
It's like listening to Lorelei Gilmore talk non-stop! It's amazing and funny. A must for any Gilmore Girls fans out there.

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duriandcannith
Jan 11, 2018

Rating:  ★★☆☆☆ - it was okay
Genre:  autobiography, celebrity autobiography, memoir, celebrity memoir
Pros:  conversational, unpretentious, sometimes funny
Cons:  sometimes boring, sometimes aimless

It could have been a more enjoyable read, but somewhere around the halfway mark it just got rambling and aimless and.... I hate to say boring, but I was bored. I found myself almost skipping chunks and having to force myself back to read it completely. I'm someone who loves an autobiography, so I've got no problem reading little details about people's lives and thoughts, but this just stopped holding my attention. I think if there had been a little more guiding or coaxing from the publisher to make sure there was interesting material throughout (or perhaps a shorter book), it would have been 3 stars.

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lorraineacasas
Nov 02, 2017

Great read! You can hear Lauren graham in her writing! Any Gilmore Girls fan would love and appreciate this book!

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 09, 2017

Full of the fun and whimsy with which she infused her classic Lorelai Gilmore character, Lauren Graham recounts her life and making it in show biz in a fun, light-hearted fashion that you've come to expect from her. Lauren hit all the right notes for me with her autobiography. While it's not groundbreaking material by any means, it was fun and fancy-free, which is all I was expecting. If you're a fan of GILMORE GIRLS, I can guarantee you will enjoy TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN.

Marlowe May 29, 2017

If you are reading this, you are likely a fan of Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls, the series she spent seven years playing Lorelai Gilmore. Or maybe not, perhaps you discovered Graham in her next role as Sarah Braverman on Parenthood. Either way, you know Lauren Graham as a TV mom, which she will explain in her memoir "Talking as Fast as I Can," was a role she never expected to play for so long, or so early in her career. I really enjoyed getting to understand how this actress came to play one of my favourite TV characters. I loved the behind the scenes stories and perspective from Graham. This is a quick and fun read about a young woman's journey to Hollywood and Stars Hollow.

katarina_biblio Mar 27, 2017

Quick, fun read that makes you feel like you are sitting down, having a coffee and chat with Lauren Graham. Exactly what I want from a celebrity memoir.

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daysleeper236
Mar 09, 2017

This is a must-read for fans of Gilmore Girls, although I recommend watching the Netflix revival first in order to avoid spoilers.

MomoT Mar 09, 2017

Actor Lauren Graham's memoir is a lot like what you imagine her personality to be - considered and cheerful with plenty of quips, non sequiturs and tangential observations. It's a must-read for Gilmore Girls fans and recommended companion reading if you've recently watched the rebooted "A year in the life" series. Don't read this expecting to get the low down on any Hollywood scandal. No careers are ruined. No beans are spilled. But it is a light, amusing read that makes me keen to check out her first novel (a second is in the works) as well as her screen adaptation of The Royal We. There's also a handy "writing process" guide borrowed from another writer included that I may well put into use.

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mlharr
Mar 01, 2017

This book is wonderful! And it was released at a perfect time for me. I had just come off maternity leave, during which I watched the original Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, so I was positively steeped in Lauren Graham. Confession: I bought this book for my sister for Christmas... and read it first. (I can't be the only person who's done this, right?)

I loved this book! I quite literally laughed out loud while reading it. In it, Graham covers everything from her childhood to the original Gilmore Girls to Parenthood to the new Gilmore Girls, and everything in between. It sounds like a lot, and like it'd be a dense book, but it isn't! It's presented like a series of vignettes, so you get snapshots. You don't get buried in information. I learned so much about her and her career. I felt like I was spouting Lauren Graham fun facts for the next couple weeks after reading it! Y'all, Lauren Graham is an actress/celebrity who has actual writing talent.

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