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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.

About the Author

Lauren Graham is an actor, writer, and producer best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Someday, Maybe. Graham has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Because I Said So, and Max. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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Fast Forward
 
Some of the most exciting things that happened in my life took place before I turned six years old. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, which is awesome right there, but three weeks later, before I even had time to work on my tan, we moved to Japan. JAPAN. The home of my most favorite food ever: mashed peas. Well, that was probably my favorite food back then; what a waste, since I could have been eating spicy tuna rolls with extra wasabi. Damn you, Baby Lauren, and your infantile palate! Well, to be fair, you were an infant. Sorry I yelled.
 
In Tokyo, we lived with my grandmother for a while, and I had a Japanese nanny, or uba—which, incidentally, translates to “milk mother,” something I just found out by looking it up. (Hold, please, while I call my therapist.) Her name was Sato-san, and I loved her, and as a result, my first word was in Japanese. It was o-heso. You might think that’s Japanese for “mommy” or “daddy,” but no, o-heso is Japanese for “belly button,” which I think already proves I am a very unusual, deep, and contemplative person and there’s really nothing left to say, thank you for buying this book, the end.
 
Wait, a few more things. My mother, the daughter of missionaries, had grown up in Japan and spoke fluent Japanese. She was also incredibly smart and beautiful, a combination that led to my grandmother holding me while we watch my mother, who is on television! Back when there were just three channels in America, and maybe even fewer in Tokyo, and an air of mystery surrounding the whole thing—not like today, when the statistical probability of not at some point stumbling onto your own reality show is inconceivably low. Television had only recently been invented then, and there she was actually on it, and I was so little I was probably just thinking about mashed peas again. Or, more likely, my favorite subject: belly buttons.
 
In related news, apparently on some GikiWoogle-type page of mine, I am quoted as saying, “Belly buttons are important.” Which, while obviously sort of true, medically speaking, taking into account the life-giving properties of the umbilical cord, was also clearly a joke. Yet I can’t tell you how many times during an interview a journalist gets that somber I’m-going-in-for-the-kill look I love so much and asks me, with knitted-brow faux sincerity: “Do you really think belly buttons are important?” Let me clear the air once and for all: um, no, I do not. Although this book isn’t very long yet and I’ve already talked about belly buttons quite a bit. Damn you, tabloid journalists! You wise Truth Uncoverers! Again, sorry—the yelling must stop.
 
So, anyway, there she was, my mother, on the largest television available at the time, which was roughly the size of a Rubik’s cube. Also, check out her dope sixties Priscilla Presley look! Her ability to speak the language as a non-native was so unusual at the time that she was asked to appear on a Japanese daytime talk show.
 
My parents weren’t together very long. They hadn’t known each other well when they decided to get married, and then they had me right away, when they were both just twenty-two years old, and—well, that about sums it up. They were very, very young. At the time, my mom was also trying to pursue a career as a singer, and it was decided I should stay with my dad. They parted as friends, and my father made the obvious next choice, something we’d all probably do in this situation: he moved us to the Virgin Islands, where we lived on a houseboat. I slept in a bunk-bed-type thing that was also the kitchen. I was picked up for nursery school by the bus, which was actually a motorboat. We moved there because . . .
 
You know what? I don’t remember exactly. Let’s call my dad and ask him. He probably won’t pick up because he’s on the East Coast, and it’s a Saturday in the springtime, so unless it’s pouring down rain, he’s out playing golf. But I’ll give you a visual just in case, so you too can play Call My Dad at home!
 
I know, isn’t it a shame we look nothing alike? Okay, let’s see if he’s home. Ring, ring, ring, ring. I told you. He’s probably not—
 
Dad: Hello?
Me: Oh, hi! I didn’t think you’d be home.
Dad: It’s raining here.
Me: Well, then, that explains it. Hey, remind me—why did we live on a houseboat that time?
Dad: Who is this?
Me: You have other children you lived on a houseboat with?
Dad: No, I have other children who call me more.
Me: Dad, please. I call you all the time. So this is for the book, and—
Dad: Is this going to be another befuddled father character, like in your last book?
Me: Dad, I wouldn’t call that character befuddled in general. He’s just a little befuddled by technology.
Dad: Wait—what did you say? I couldn’t hear you. I just hit one of these dumb phone buttons wrong.
Me: Um, yeah. I was just saying that the father character in my first novel—the New York Times bestseller Someday, Someday, Maybe, published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, and now available in paperback—is not exactly befuddled, and anyway, he’s only a little bit you.
Dad: Why are you talking like that?
Me: Like what? I was just thinking about how Christmas is right around the corner, but no matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, books in general make great gifts!
Dad: Like that. Like you’re selling things to an audience. Are you on Ellen right now?
Me: Dad, I wouldn’t be calling you from the set of Ellen.
Dad: Oh, oh, I’m fancy, I live in Hollywood, where people aren’t allowed to call their fathers from the set of the Ellen show.
Me: Dad, please. Why did we live on the houseboat again?
 
Dad: Well, I was working for that congressman, and the hours were long, and I’d drop you off in the morning and not see you until after 6:00 p.m., and I felt bad about that. I wasn’t sure I was on the right career path anyway. Also, I was sort of seeing this girl—you remember the one who owned the horse? Well, she lived there off and on, and I thought I’d go there too, and write, and . . .
 
I’m going to interrupt my father here (well, actually, he’s still talking, so shhh—don’t tell him). But I have to explain to you that, as a kid, I thought my father never dated anyone at all until he met and married my stepmother. It wasn’t until years later that I figured out the young ladies who sometimes came around may have been a wee bit more than the “cat sitter,” that “nice woman I play tennis with,” and the “girl who owned the horse.” And I don’t blame them. I mean, who wouldn’t want to “cat-sit” for this guy?
 
By the way, can we talk about the unnecessary thickness of children’s belts of the 1970s? I mean look at the— Oops, my dad’s still on the phone!
 
Dad: . . . and anyway, she knew these people at the marina in St. Thomas.
Me: So did we, like, sail around the island and stuff?
Dad: Oh, no. The engine didn’t work on the boat.
Me: The engine didn’t . . .? We lived on a giant floating bathtub that went nowhere?
Dad: It was a strange place, I’ll admit, that marina— but friendly. Very bohemian. Everybody there was sort of dropping out from society, which we were too, in a way—for weeks after we’d left D.C., I’m pretty sure my mother still thought I worked on Capitol Hill. But I got to spend more time with you, which was the goal. It was beautiful there. We drove around a lot and went to the beach. It probably seems strange to you now, but it was a 1970s thing to do, I guess. And we had fun.
(A pause as we both reminisce.)
Me: You did a lot for me, Dad. I love you.
Dad: I love you too, kid.
(Another pause.)
Dad: Who is this again?
 
 

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Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars
I smell snow...
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2016
I wasn''t originally going to review this book. The reasons being, to quote Chandler Bing, "are threefold": a. I love, love, love Lauren Graham; b. the book has some weird tangents that I can''t in good conscience avoid mentioning c. I would never be able to bring... See more
I wasn''t originally going to review this book. The reasons being, to quote Chandler Bing, "are threefold": a. I love, love, love Lauren Graham; b. the book has some weird tangents that I can''t in good conscience avoid mentioning c. I would never be able to bring myself to publicly critique this woman, who is an absolute genius, if I had truly negative things to say about the book (after all, I could never compromise my "reviewer''s integrity").

Talking as Fast as I Can starts off extremely strongly, particularly if you listen to the audio (which highlights her acting abilities, including her singing...an added treat). The story begins as a memoir, discussing her upbringing and her jaunt into the wonderful world of acting. So far, so good. Lauren is self-deprecatingly hilarious and an extremely talented all-around artist, which includes a strong aptitude for writing. (Say what you will about the subject matter of the book, but Graham can write). Through the first section, about her early days as an actress in graduate school and then in a theater troupe, I was pleasantly engaged, with two thumbs up.

At that point, one of my thumbs started to waiver. The book, admittedly, takes some unexpected turns in the content department as it teeters between advice column, anecdotal essays, and personal stories, mostly out of chronological order. While it''s fine to jump around in time - and it''s fine to have a mixture of styles - the combination of styles and time periods is somewhat chaotic here. While I found the writing interesting and fun to hear, I was leaning towards not reviewing the book at this point... lest I not be able to give my girl, Lorelai, five well-earned stars.

Where Lauren starts to draw me back in is around the section that she discusses the importance of women lifting each other up and goes into a tale that focuses on giving advice to a younger generation. I will admit that, again, I wished I was reading more of a memoir, but her authenticity in this portion of the book is palpable. Lauren was twice a guest in the final season of "The Rosie O''Donnell Show," and she struck me then, in 2002 - as she did Rosie and later Ellen - as a true, down-to-earth, funny, kick-butt kind of gal (or something that sounds cooler than that but equally awesome). From those days forward (though I didn''t get into Gilmore Girls and obviously Parenthood until much later), I knew I was a fan of Graham. Towards the back-half of the book, I started to recall that feeling: that she was my pal, decoupaging in the craft corner with Rosie.

When I knew, definitively, that I could give this book five stars (and mean it) is in the final section when Lauren discusses the Gilmore Girls revival. She is such a "real" person, and her account is so personal and touching. For fans of the show, this section alone makes Talking as Fast as I Can a must-have. Lauren is gracious and humble with an unbelievable work ethic and a positive attitude. Her stories might be slightly disjointed, but they''re uplifting; they''re positive; they''re the kinds of life affirmations that so many of us need right now. Lauren is confident, self-aware, and legitimately nice... with a large dose of humor thrown in... and she''s exactly the kind of role model - a person focused on the work before the glitz, glamour, fame, or fortune - that we should all be looking to for advice in today''s world... a world filled with reality shows and Caviar dreams.

Sure, maybe her book is a little quirky. I like quirky. Quirky is a good thing.

So thank you Lauren for giving us a slice of your life and for pouring your heart into your characters that have touched so many of us over so many years. Thank you for being appreciative of your audience and for offering us guidance, taking us under your wing through this writing in a way that only you can.

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Positively Lauren or maybe Lorelai
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016
"Talking as Fast as I can" is now on my absolute favorites list of books because Lauren truly is a Lorelai in real life, minus the whole single mother aspect. As you read this book you will notice how much of Lauren as a person is put into Lorelai as a character.... See more
"Talking as Fast as I can" is now on my absolute favorites list of books because Lauren truly is a Lorelai in real life, minus the whole single mother aspect. As you read this book you will notice how much of Lauren as a person is put into Lorelai as a character. Lauren is funny, and bluntly honest about the role acting has played in her life. She makes a point of talking about being a female and how sexism in hollywood. She has a chapter where she points out that we as females can be happy about being single. She also has a beautiful tribute to the Late Ms Carrie Fisher and her life as an amazing writer. She talks about the ending cliffhanger to Gilmore Girls revival without mentioning the last four words. She just really observes and gives her best opinions about life, while being so funny.

When I first heard about this book, I thought oh Lauren Graham has written her autobiography and it will be a great read because I am a fan. I put her in the fan bias category, that I would say most autobiographies by famous people achieved. You know the category of I will love this because I am already a fan of theirs.But after reading this book, thats not the category for it anymore. I rated this book five out of five stars because I will reread this book over and over again to learn more from Lauren and the lessons of life she has laid out for us. This is that kind of book where today you might feel one way but if you read it five years from now you might understand something she wrote better or differently, and for that reason I love this book. It is positively well written, very short for only 204 pages long. I can''t say enough about how much I love and would recommend this book to anyone
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A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES....
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2017
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... See more
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.

My Thoughts: I was probably one of the last people to come to the Gilmore Girls party, but once I discovered the show on Netflix, I couldn’t stop watching. The term “binge watching” completely describes my experience.

Before I found myself a real fan of this show, I had already discovered Lauren Graham in movies and on Parenthood.

Now, in Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) , I liked discovering her personal take on her movies, TV shows, and relationships. Her self-deprecating voice kept me smiling, even as I felt like someone who was having a conversation with her.

I liked learning how she came to start writing, and enjoyed her descriptions of her writing process, which included tidbits from someone whose process became part of her writing style.

But my favorite moments were the peeks behind the scenes on the sets, especially the ones related to the Gilmore Girls reboot. Special moments involved the connections with the cast who felt like family, and the emotions they experienced as they wrapped up the show. As a reader, I felt like I was part of it all. 4.5 stars.
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Timy
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An intriguing read if you’d like to get a glimpse into the life of an actress
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
I don’t often read memoirs or collection of essays or whatever Talking as Fast as I Can is and I don’t have the faintest idea where to start this review, so bear with me. I’m a big fan of Gilmore Girls, I’ve seen all of the episodes and the revival, Year in the... See more
I don’t often read memoirs or collection of essays or whatever Talking as Fast as I Can is and I don’t have the faintest idea where to start this review, so bear with me.

I’m a big fan of Gilmore Girls, I’ve seen all of the episodes and the revival, Year in the Life too on Netflix when it was released. I always was on the opinion that Rory and Jess should have been together (like in real life at the time they played lovers on screen). And yes, I had a crush on Milo Ventimiglia. Anyway, it’s been a couple of years and I haven’t seen any of the episodes for a while now, though I always stay to watch when I catch it on tv. I have many fond memories of this series, so I was curious how Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai thinks back at those times. And generally just what kind of person she is outside her role. She is a successful actress now, but she is that kind of person who keeps her private life as such – private. And I always admired that about her. So I was curious how much she lets us see into her life in Talking as Fast as I Can.

Through the essays collected in this book, Lauren shares moment from her life from her childhood through schools, her first job, Gilmore Girls, Parenthood to get back to Gilmore Girls again. She shares her thoughts about her life as an actress, about writing and how incredible people helped to shape her life. But she also kinda keeps us at arms length only sharing as much about her personal life as she must in order for us understand her world.

“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.”

Talking as Fast as I Can is an intriguing read if you’d like to get a glimpse into the life of an actress whose career is not about scandal and fame. It’s not as funny as the blurb lets you believe, but I couldn’t help thinking how perfect of a choice Lauren was to play Lorelai. They sure have a similar voice. I think what’s the most endearing about Lauren is that despite being a successful actress, she remained a down to earth kind of person. She kept working and doing what she loves best. And that shines through every page along with her personality.

Talking as Fast as I Can brings back nostalgic feelings toward Gilmore Girls. It gives a glimpse into the hardships of being an actress, but it lacks the depth I was hoping for.
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Frances G. Joyce
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When the Twists and Turns Come Full Circle
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2020
Lauren Graham became one of my favorite actresses when I watched the first episode of Gilmore Girls. She somehow manages to exude a lovely chaos and an unexpected calm at the same time. It''s a rare quality whether she''s on set or giving an interview. Talking as Fast as... See more
Lauren Graham became one of my favorite actresses when I watched the first episode of Gilmore Girls. She somehow manages to exude a lovely chaos and an unexpected calm at the same time. It''s a rare quality whether she''s on set or giving an interview.
Talking as Fast as I Can is fun and entertaining. Graham gives us some rare glimpses into her private life and career. She also dispenses advice with wit and kindness.
What emerges is the story of a woman who has sacrificed for her career with gratitude and wonder instead of bitterness and regret. When she speaks about the actors, producers and directors she''s worked with, she always mentions the writers, film crews, and assistants with equal kindness.
It was a rare treat to read her synopses of each season of Gilmore Girls and how she felt about the storyline and her character, Lorelai Gilmore. She shares what it''s like to move on from the series, work in films and find a new home on the set of Parenthood.
It''s also easy to understand why Gilmore Girls felt unfinished because it was. She talks about the decision to go back and finish the story and what it felt like to walk back in time - a time that moved forward and transplanted the cast in a present day not of their choosing, but full of possibilities.
It''s a fun read and you will be swept along. Graham writes with the same energy as Lorelai after her third cup of coffee.
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Lauren Vierra
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Great Book!
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
If you''re a Gilmore Girls fan, the fast pace of this book will not surprise you whatsoever - it''s very Lorelai! I''m not great at book reviews, but I can tell you this: I always wondered if Lauren Graham was anything like her characters (Lorelai Gilmore and Sarah Braverman... See more
If you''re a Gilmore Girls fan, the fast pace of this book will not surprise you whatsoever - it''s very Lorelai! I''m not great at book reviews, but I can tell you this: I always wondered if Lauren Graham was anything like her characters (Lorelai Gilmore and Sarah Braverman (Parenthood), to be specific) and while I''m just a little over halfway finished with the book, I can say so far that she is. And it''s pretty awesome. If I could spend a day with one actor I admire, Lauren Graham would be the one. Her characters are entertaining and so is her writing. I''ve got her novel Someday, Someday, Maybe on my "Next to Read" list and I can''t wait!
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Y. Elder
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Charming!
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
I didn''t realize that a book can be fast-talking, but Lauren Graham writes like she talks. She''s quick with a quip and perky to the last page. I loved it! I enjoyed Lauren as Lorelai Gilmore and appreciated all the generous things she had to say about the cast of the show... See more
I didn''t realize that a book can be fast-talking, but Lauren Graham writes like she talks. She''s quick with a quip and perky to the last page. I loved it! I enjoyed Lauren as Lorelai Gilmore and appreciated all the generous things she had to say about the cast of the show and the making of the show itself. It all sounded a little bit too good to be true and probably was, but who cares? It''s part of the total narrative for me now, which was the point of reading the book in the first place. As for "Parenthood," it''s a delightful series as well, and Lauren shares the stage with a large ensemble cast, including her husband in real life. She''s great as a divorced mom with teenagers, trying to cope with their problems and her own. I hope she does something else soon. I''d follow her anywhere.
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Katrina
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Hilarious and witty
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2017
This was a great book to add to my collection! Lauren Graham is just as relatable and hilarious in her writing as she is on television. The book feels like a friendly conversation. This is one of the few books that have ever made me laugh out loud. My husband was glad when... See more
This was a great book to add to my collection! Lauren Graham is just as relatable and hilarious in her writing as she is on television. The book feels like a friendly conversation. This is one of the few books that have ever made me laugh out loud. My husband was glad when I finished it because I stopped at least once a chapter to say, "Omg. Listen to this part. It''s so funny!" So interesting to read about some of the events that created this wonderful, talented, and funny woman! If you''re reading this book strictly to read about Gilmore Girls, be warned that the Gilmore Girls bit isn''t until the very end, but this book has so much more to offer! I only gave it four stars because, while it is a good read, it''s not the best thing I''ve ever read or the most difficult.
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Shona Booky Ramblings Lawrence
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A insightful look in to the life of Lauren Graham
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2017
Talking as fast as I can is an insightful look in to Laurens life, including an insightful look in to diets and the tricks to losing weight ... spoiler alert there isn''t one. She gives us a frank discussion on botox and cosmetic surgery and why shes likely to never have...See more
Talking as fast as I can is an insightful look in to Laurens life, including an insightful look in to diets and the tricks to losing weight ... spoiler alert there isn''t one. She gives us a frank discussion on botox and cosmetic surgery and why shes likely to never have either. She touches on the medias obsession with her love life (or lack of one) and the disbelief from many that she may actually be writing a book, all by herself. But for me, the best part was her recap of all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls. I even managed to feel a little teary as she talked about the show being cancelled after season 7 and the uncertainty that meant they never really had a chance to celebrate the shows success or say goodbye. If you are one of the few who haven''t yet seen Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life you may want to skip the last chapter as it does contain spoilers. However, it doesn''t spoil the last four words. I''ve seen a few interviews with Lauren, and its safe to say that she has managed to capture her personality between the pages.
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Sue Wales
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EXCELLENT READ
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2017
I first started watching Gilmore Girls earlier this year on Netflix, not having heard of it before, and I have to say it is a truly marvelous series. I was so disappointed when it finished. But took great delight in watching the Revival. So I was intrigued to find out what...See more
I first started watching Gilmore Girls earlier this year on Netflix, not having heard of it before, and I have to say it is a truly marvelous series. I was so disappointed when it finished. But took great delight in watching the Revival. So I was intrigued to find out what Lauren Graham ("Lorelai") had to say in her book and I have to say I was not disappointed. The way she writes is, in a way, the way she talks, so very funny from the beginning of her telling us how she started out, her ups and downs of trying to "make it". She regrets not keeping diaries of the first series which you can only imagine would be an hilarious insight but she did manage to backtrack by watching some of the episodes. But she did keep journals of the Revival and it shows how much she and the rest of the cast really loved making the whole series and how well everyone got on....and still keep in touch. Her special relationship with Alexis and Kelly is very evident; also that with Melissa McCarthy and the rest of the cast. Also her time on Parenthood (which I haven''t seen yet). All in all it was a really, really excellent read and in fact, although I only had the books for a few weeks, I have read it twice. I would recommend to anyone. I finished the book in no time at all and it was that good I am reading it again.
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I was expecting more on Gilmore Girls
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2020
I really really wanted to love this book. I hoped there would be some interesting backstage things on Gilmore Girls and on our beloved cast as seen through Lauren''s eyes. But what it really is is her own autobiographic peace with very little on actual Gilmore Girls...See more
I really really wanted to love this book. I hoped there would be some interesting backstage things on Gilmore Girls and on our beloved cast as seen through Lauren''s eyes. But what it really is is her own autobiographic peace with very little on actual Gilmore Girls happenings. There is a very short summary on the original series which is just that - summary. Nothing new or personal there. And a very weird diary account on filming "a year in life", which honestly tells nothing about the series and more about random guest actors she new from other sets who came to visit. Also her style of writing is very hard to read, it is basically her way of talking you see on different morning or evening shows. Very long and all over the place. English not being my first language, I barely followed the point of a chapter. I am sure some people will like it, but it was not for me. I gave up after first two chapters.
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Ms. J. S. Laming
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Loved it!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 15, 2020
I think Gilmore girls is a such a special show and it really makes you feel your part of the town of stars hollow when you watch it but reading this book has taken it to another level. To really know how it felt to be on the sets and filming is fascinating. Lauren has a...See more
I think Gilmore girls is a such a special show and it really makes you feel your part of the town of stars hollow when you watch it but reading this book has taken it to another level. To really know how it felt to be on the sets and filming is fascinating. Lauren has a very chatty writing style but i think that’s what makes her such a great Lorelai. And I agree, it definitely was more of a cliffhanger than and ending!
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Izzy Austen
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Highly Recommend - Lovely Book with Lauren''s Famous Bubbly Personality ***
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 23, 2018
Bought this as a Christmas present for my friend, but because I didn''t see her for two weeks I had the pleasure of skimming this before I had to wrap it up and hand it over. Honestly considering buying my own copy of this because it seems to be one of those books you can...See more
Bought this as a Christmas present for my friend, but because I didn''t see her for two weeks I had the pleasure of skimming this before I had to wrap it up and hand it over. Honestly considering buying my own copy of this because it seems to be one of those books you can read over and over again. All of the reasons everyone loves Lauren Graham are reflected in her book. Her smart wit and bubbly personality radiates through the chapters, and is a great little pick me up of a book. Great for those times when you need something easy to read which will make you feel good about yourself. It''s like she''s brewed you a fresh pot of coffee and is sharing her life with you personally.
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