Friday, December 16, 2016

Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham

Perhaps best known as Lorelai Gilmore from the beloved TV show Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham has put together a collection of essays revealing stories about life, love, her successful career in showbusiness, and quite literally, everything in between. Talking As Fast As I Can starts with Lauren looking back on and sharing pictures from her childhood, her relationship with her parents, and starting out as an actress in small plays and shows. In her essays on life and love in showbusiness, Graham writes how difficult it is to be a female in a male dominated profession, shares what it's like falling in love with former Parenthood co-star Peter Krause, and just exactly how her made-up character Old Lady Jackson feels about the constantly connected world we all live in.

Perhaps most exciting of all in Graham's book are the two chapters she writes about what the Gilmore Girls meant to her. For avid Gilmore Girls fans, the chapter entitled "What It Was Like, Part One" features Graham sharing her thoughts about playing Lorelai, her fellow castmates, and life in Stars Hollow the first time around. In true Lorelai fashion, Graham spends the last chapter of her book fast-talking about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and how much it meant to be able to play her beloved Lorelai Gilmore one more time. And whether or not you're pleased with the last four words, take comfort in knowing that Graham continues thinking "that ending was really more of cliffhanger, right?"