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Talking as Fast as I Can

By Lauren Graham
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham digital book - Fable

Publisher Description

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.

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2107 Reviews

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Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face
Descriptive writingEasy to readFunny writing
“I love Lauren Graham, it was nice to hear her thoughts on everything. I love Gilmore girls, in my head she wasn't really acting when she played Lorelei. I think she should narrate more books”
Slightly Smiling Face“I probably have an unreasonable love for Gilmore girls. It’s my comfort show, I watch it every year. I am so fond of Lauren Graham and her tone is so quick, witty, and reflective. It was a joy to read. It wasn’t until the end where I found myself becoming emotional, at first I critiqued it for not making me feel something sooner. But it was worth the wait. Graham is funny and it reads like Lorelai with a thoughtful realness.”
Beautifully writtenEasy to readFunny writingAddictiveComicalFeel good

About Lauren Graham

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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