Jan 14, 2017

Talking As Fast As I Can.

talking AS FAST AS I CAN.

Publisher Ballantine Books.
Publication Date: November 29,2016
Genre: Adult Nonfiction|Memoir.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|224.
             Source:  Goodreads|Library.

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.

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.

LAUREN GRAHAM has been one of my favorite actresses since I have seen her in Gilmore Girls years earlier. I feel in love with her first novel, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE which I read couple years earlier. When I found out that she’s writing a memoir, I was excited. I had put it on hold in library even before it was out. I was curious about her, about how she got where she is now. I don’t think that there has been single of her movies, shows that I didn’t enjoy. I did love her character, Lorelai in Gilmore Girls the most, a character that is hard not to love and I feel like Lauren fit that character perfectly. TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN was impossible to put down, I was fascinated by Lauren’s life. I also love the humor that was put into to book, made it more entertainment to read. There were few times that I wished that I had more time to read it.

I loved reading about her life and the different roles that she had, and everything that she had to do in between. I loved that little phone conversation that she had with her dad, it was fascinating to read about. Fact how she lived on houseboat for a while, I don’t think that I would be able to do that if I were in her situation. I loved how she talked about her thoughts about each season of Gilmore Girls as they filmed it, and then Gilmore Girls: A Year In Life. I am there with her in Gilmore Girls: A Year In Life, it felt like it was left with cliffhanger and I am hoping that there will be more afterwards. I enjoyed the title of her memoir, TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN even if you weren’t aware of who she was, the title in general would capture your attention. A title that will have your attention, along with the cover.

Now that I read her memoir, i know that she’s one person that I would love to meet in the future. She sounds like she would be a blast to have around. I am hoping that she writes more books in future because not only is she talented actress but a fabulous writer. I can’t wait to see what adventures she has in store for us next.

Beautifully written.


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