Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
On Friday I finished this audiobook rather quickly. As audiobooks go, it was short; a little less than five hours. I've been a fan of Gilmore Girls since the beginning. I've watched the show all the way through multiple times. I have no regrets or shame with that. I geeked out over the revival like the rest of the "Gillies" (thanks Gilmore Guys). When I saw that Lauren Graham was writing another book, but this time a memoir of sorts, I was ecstatic. Finally! A little behind the scenes inside scoop on what it was like filming the show.
Graham doesn't disappoint. She takes you through her life one step at a time, as memoirs do. As a narrator and as an authoritative voice, listening to Graham is like listening to Lorelai Gilmore herself. I realize of course that just because of her voice it would sound like Lorelai, however, the stories she tells and the manner and inflection with which she tells them? It really feels like the line between Lauren and Lorelai is blurred.
After discussing her childhood and time spent in school, she tells you the standard stories about trying to make it in Hollywood/New York. From there she re-watches the show and season by season gives tiny bits of insight as to what went on or her feelings on the subject. She kept a journal of her time during the revival and listening to those stories got me choked up. Especially the part with Carole King. Honest tears.
I adore Ms. Graham and I enjoy her style of writing. If this book isn't enough for you, you should check out her novel Someday, Someday, Maybe. Another delightful read. I hope that she writes more in the future, because where she leads, I will follow.
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