Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) by Lauren GrahamTalking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) by Lauren Graham

Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between)

byLauren Graham

Hardcover | March 26, 2019

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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.

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.
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 E...
Title:Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.53 × 5.75 × 0.95 inShipping dimensions:8.53 × 5.75 × 0.95 inPublished:March 26, 2019Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425285170

ISBN - 13:9780425285176


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful As a fan of Lauren Graham’s work, I am very happy that I also liked this book. Lauren lovingly describes her creative path culminated by her return to The Gilmore Girls. There are lots of amusing tales interwoven with sincere observations.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this I am a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and it was totally worth my time. It gave bytes about the show revival and it was a fun read
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great read It was funny and raw and honest. It was like talking to a bff
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES!! I read this book so quickly because it was impossible to put it down. Incredibly nostalgic for any gilmore girls fan.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED it!!! This is a must read for any Gilmore Girls fans out there I highly recommend it!!!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Lauren Graham is the best! She is funny and down to earth, and it was so much fun reading about her life and experiences with Gilmore Girls (one of my favourite shows). #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lorelei Would Be Proud A must read for any Gilmore or Graham fan! So distinctive, so funny and wonderful.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Definitely something to ponder over...
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. I am a Gilmore Girls fan and it felt like I was reading from the point of view of Lorelai. I loved this book, Lauren Graham is such a good writer. I love her style of writing in this book. I found that the way in which she has written this book it feels as if we are old friends sitting down having a chat.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book for Gilmore Girls Fans This book is a must-read if you are a die-hard Gilmore Girls fan! Lauren Graham's writing is very personable. Her journal entries are witty, smart, and emotional. I enjoyed reading about her life and would recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny! well this was a funny and entertaining read !!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Graham is completely honest, charming, and funny in this book. I was nervous to read it because I am so attached to her as Lorelei, but this book made me love her even more. I would 100% recommend the audio book narrated by her as well- it adds another layer to the story, and it feels as if she is talking right to you.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read Tremendous in all aspects.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, easy read A little bit of Lorelai will always be a part of Lauren, so this book felt like Lorelai was talking to me. It was fast paced, there were tangents here and there, but I wouldn't expect anything else from Lorelai Gilmore. Lauren ends each chapter with an important message that readers of all ages can take to heart.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun, easy read I enjoyed the book and liked the behind the scenes commentary on Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. I LOVE Parenthood and would have liked to read even more on that. I liked that Lauren Graham added the section about tips on how to write and giving yourself time every day to write and having a timer set up. I think I hyped up the book more than I should have and I guess I wish there was more content in the book but I did enjoy it, and it was an easy read for sure.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not get enough of this! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Lauren Graham. She is funny, smart, entertaining, and so much more! You won't be sorry you tok the time to read what she has to write.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! Funny and insightful, Lauren Graham reveals fun facts about her life and career! Would recommend to any Gilmore Girls fan.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS BOOK!! If you are a fan, you will absolutely enjoy this read. It was light and funny, with lots of Lauren's signature charm. If you are expecting the next great American novel, this isn't the read for you. But if you are a LG fan, a GG fan, you should add this one to your collection.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gilmore fan Love Lauren Graham and the timing of releasing of this book was perfect with release of Gilmore Girls year in the life. All over would have loved more gilmore girls behind the scene comments but overall all a good read
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmmmmm..... I have always been a big fan of Gilmore Girls, and I was curious to read about the woman behind the character. But this book - albeit funny - feels a little thin. The fact that the publication coincided so perfectly with one of the most anticipated show revival is also problematic... A fun read but maybe not worth the buzz around it.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wanted to love this... I love Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham so was very excited to finally read this. She provides lots of insight into Gilmore Girls and I liked that she writes the way that she talks in real life. But some parts feel like they dragged on...and some parts she babbles and you just want her to get to the point. It was good, but I think I hyped it up too much in mind before reading it.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Lauren! Awesome read. I'm a huge fan of Gilmore Girls
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! I bought this book as a birthday gift to myself and I finished it in one day! Lauren Graham is incredibly witty and charming while she takes you through a journey of her life's successes, failures and other anecdotes about being an actor. As a Gilmore Girls fan, it felt like I was reading a book written by Lorelai Gilmore, with her quirky charm. A great read!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book !! Love Lauren Graham This is a great book. I am not fully finished it yet, but will be soon !!! Lauren is a great actor and writer. I really Love the Gilmore Girls Show and have all the season in DVD. Reading this book about which episodes Lauren loved acting in each season makes you want to rewatch ( which i am) the season as you read so you can see what she is talking about in this book.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting to know Lorelai As a gilmore girls fan I loved getting an inside look at the life of Lauren Graham/Lorelai Gilmore!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stories I felt I got to really know Lauren Graham. Book is full of interesting stories of her growing up and behind the scenes of Gilmore Girls. Her writing is upbeat and funny. If you loved the Gilmore Girls you will love this book.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it. While reading this book it really made you feel like you were sitting in the room with her and she was telling you the story. A real page turner, really enjoyed reading it.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend for any Gilmore Girls fan I'm a long-time fan of Gilmore Girls, Parenthood and of Lauren Graham herself. Her voice is distinct and engaging, both on screen and on paper. I love her sense of humour, and some of her quirky thoughts are ones I've had myself, so I can appreciate many of the tangents she goes off on. I loved her reflections on shooting two of my favourite shows and particularly enjoyed reading details about the Gilmore Girls reboot and all of the emotions involved. It was also great to read her thoughts on writing, a long-time but lowly prioritized hobby of mine.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it!! I love Lauren. I was waiting so long for her book to come out. It sounds just like her. Its funny and quirky and everything you would expect from her!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lauren Graham = Lorelai Gilmore If you love Gilmore Girls, you'll love this, even when Lauren's name-dropping gets a tad bit annoying. She writes in the same way that she speaks, so she sounds like Lorelai throughout. It's a fun insight into her life, but I would have liked more of a scoop on her GG cast-mates. If you're looking for an in-depth look at GG behind-the-scenes, you won't really get it...but you will get a little bit of it. Also, don't worry about spoilers. As long as you've read all seven main seasons, you're good. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A funny Quick Read Lauren's writing is fast and quick to read. She writes exactly like how she speaks and that's really enjoyable. I wish it was a little longer because I didn't want it to be over.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth reading for sure! I really enjoyed this book. I am a HUGE gilmore girls fan and was slightly worried this book would disappoint me but I just love Lauren Graham even more now. The book made me laugh - it's almost as if her and lorelai are one person! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I LOVE Lauren and I've waiting so long to read this book and it was the best thing I've ever read. I couldn't put it down and couldn't stop laughing. If you haven't read this book I don't know what you've been doing.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can't wait to read i love gilmore girls so much
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GILMORE I love the Gilmore Girls so much
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Got this book for Xmas... Read it in 3 days!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Absolutely loved this book! It's like listening to Lorelai talk through the entire book. I couldn't put this book down and finished it within 2 days!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from coffee coffee coffee i love gilmore girls more than life
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved! Loved Gilmore Girls and loved this!!
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! Love it! I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan, so I was really looking forward to reading the book. It was such an fun read and I felt like Lauren Graham was sat there talking to me whilst I was reading it. I wish it was longer though!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, quick read I found this book to be a light hearted, glimpse into her life. She doesn't share too many personal details about her life but the stories she does tell are funny. I would love to read more about her life so hopefully she will write another in the future. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Her life is not that exotic that I would consider rereading this nook
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the Lady, Not the Book I love these behind the scenes tales, I love Lauren Graham. I was excited and waiting for her personality to shine like it did in Gilmore Girls. But, this book goes too fast and needs more.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Wonderful look into an amazing person
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gift! This was purchased by me for a friend as a gift. If she enjoys this book then it's good enough for me!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A fast read 2/5 - "Talking as fast as I can" by Lauren Graham At the beginning of this book you learn a bit about Lauren's childhood, family, education and theater experiences. This was interesting. "You can't be vegan just for Ellen" was a weird chapter that made fun of Hollywood diet advice. Lauren claims that she's against plastic surgery and only starts to talk about the Gilmore Girls series on page 66 (almost a third of the book in). Lauren recaps story lines of Gilmore Girls and talks about contract negotiations in season 7. She talks a little about her relationships, being a judge on "Project Runway" and her life experiences as a celebrity. She kept mentioning her novel and Shark Tank. The best part of the book was learning about behind the scenes for the reboot on Netflix. Overall, this memoir was a fast read that I thought I would have enjoyed much more.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I am so in love with this book. Lauren Graham is fantastic, and while reading this book, I felt like I could really hear her talking (fast, of course). I think that if you haven't watched Gilmore Girls, this book probably won't make a lot of sense for you. There's also a chapter about Parenthood (the show), so if you haven't seen that either, then that chapter won't make a lot of sense to you. Aside from that, Lauren Graham is just so witty and humorous, and this book definitely did not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lady! I can't wait to get this book and read it! Sale price is fantastic too!!!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOOOOVVVE I absolutely loved this book. It was interesting and well written. If you like Lauren Graham, this book will not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! I got it for my birthday and I absolutely love it
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Not just for the Gilmore Girls fan!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I absolutely loved this book. It may have helped that I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan too. When I first started reading it I wasn't sure I liked the way Lauren Graham wrote. She tended to write like she was talking to you, it was more annoying than funny. By the end of the book she tended to do it less which made me like it more. If you are a Gilmore Girls fan I would recommend it. Unless you haven't watched the new reboot on Netflix, then skip the end until you do as there are spoilers.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Hilarious, interesting and simply written. I loved reading this.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read I loved this book, I couldn't put it down! I had high expectations for Lauren's book and she did not disappoint!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! As a huge fan of both Gilmore Girls & Parenthood, I LOVE Lauren Graham. Her book did NOT disappoint. A fantastic read, with insight and humor.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG I love this book it is so hard for me to puy it down
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with this book! I was already a huge fan of Lauren Graham, but this book made me an even BIGGER fan. On top of the fact that this book really shows her experience being in Gilmore Girls, which is a show I love, this book gave me a better understanding of the true person that Lauren is and that just made me love her more. So I can't emphasize enough how much I loved this book and if you're a Gilmore Girls fan, you'll love it too.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Just bought this book and cannot wait to dive in. Have only had the chance to read a few pages but can already tell I'm going to love it. I'm a huge fan of hers and Gilmore girls.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Gilmore girls fan As a huge Gilmore girls fan I cannot wait to read this!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Christmas Gift! I got this book for Christmas and my family kept stealing it from me! As someone who LOVES Gilmore Girls, this book was such an interesting glimpse into the behind the scenes of the show. I am also a huge Lauren Graham fan, so I found it fascinating to read what her life is all about. She tells the stories in the exact voice and tone I had hoped for!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift for Gilmore Girls lover Fiancee loved it. Would highly recommend this as a gift for anyone who's significant other loves the show.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it #plumrewards. Awesome read!! Couldn't put it down!!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls, this is the go-to book! Loved the behind the scenes look!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I loved hearing the secrets from the sets and the story of how she got there. Very inspirational
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I got this book as a Christmas present as I am a huge gilmore girls fan! It was a very quick read as I thought it was very entertaining! Lauren is a fabulous and hilarious author. Looking forward to reading her other book as it was mentioned quite a bit.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from hehehe Love Lauren her book and gilmore girls!!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Read! Absolutely loved Lauren Graham's book! It was interesting to see into her mind and read the journal entries from the filming of "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life".
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I received this book for Christmas and I absolutely love it! She is amazing and writes just as she is onscreen. True Gilmore Girl at heart!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The food chart! Well i prefer her onscreen, but this book was funny, random and a joy to smile at page by page.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the Lauren Graham enthusiast Loved this book and everything Lauren Graham revealed! The writing style caught me a little off guard as the book is written the way Lauren Graham talks but once I got past that I just loved every bit of it!!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Conversational and fun Reading Graham's book is like having a conversation with her. A fun and easy weekend read!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Conversation with Lauren It's like sitting down to have a chat with Lauren about her acting life, and about being a woman. If you like Lauren Graham, this book exudes her.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it If you love reading autobiographies, and more importantly, loved watching Gilmore Girls and didn't want the show to end...This book is perfect for you! Graham gives behind the scenes of some of the episodes from the show in her perspective and just talks generally about her life from the start to how she got to where she is now. Read it in 3 hours and loved every minute of it!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For All Gilmore Girls Fans! If you love Gilmore Girls, you must read this! It's a quick read, which is good since you won't be able to put it down!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing I am a huge Lauren Graham fan. But I think the problem is that I am an even bigger Gilmore Girls fan. Thus, when she spilled some of the secrets of GG or got plot facts wrong, it was a bit heartbreaking. Nevertheless, a good effort.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift I got this for my wife who is a huge Gilmore Girls fan. She loved it.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so good as an OG gilmore girl fan... great! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from gilmore GIIIIRL PLEASE recommended by someone from work, good insight. always love to hear from the minds behind your favorite characters
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FLAWLESS This book was everything. A very quick read, it gets you inside the head of Lauren Graham. She gives details of behind the scenes in the Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. You need this book.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Quick read, loved her anecdotes! Especially loved the Gilmore Girls chapters.. "Times were different" and of course Old Lady Jackson.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too funny Read this book when first came out....good read...couldn't put i down
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy read This was an awesome read. Super easy and very funny. I could not put it down.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious book Lauren Graham is basically Lorelai Gilmore in real life. So funny, I loved it.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could have been written by Lorelai Gilmore I read this book in one day - it was difficult to put down. These kinds of books very rarely make me laugh out loud, but I was laughing so much during my reading - it felt like reading the words of Lorelai.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I bought this book and I loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Super funny. I wasn't into these types of books but Lauren's book got me hooked and wanting more. This is a must read for yall Gilmore Girls fans :) Happy reading!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Loved It This was a fantastic read to start my New Year. Lauren had me laughing out loud through the entire book.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love Lauren Graham and I love Gilmore Girls so this is a win win :)
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read! It's a light and fun book to read.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun & Easy Read Lauren Graham's writing is very much like how she talks making this an easy and enjoyable read
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, light read As a Gilmore Girls fan, I was so excited to read this book. Lauren Graham's writing style is fun and lighthearted, making reading the book feel like a conversation with a friend. I definitely recommend picking up this book!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great light read As a Gilmore girls can I could not resist picking this up! No regrets #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Fun, light read. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love I love this book. It was an amazing read.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lover Lauren Graham Great for any fan of Gimore Girls! Her persective into both the show/revival and her career thus far is very refreshing and very much written in the Lauren Graham manner
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for Gilmore Girls fanatics like me I really enjoyed this memoir by Lauren Graham. It's written in her typical Lauren Graham rambly style but it's cute and sweet and nostalgic. I like how she brought us along on her journey of the reboot of Gilmore Girls which is one of my favourite shows ever. I watched Gilmore Girls (the reboot) as soon as it came out and I didn't love it but I really liked it. Even more I liked seeing it from Lauren's perspective. Now all I need is for Alexis to come out with a book!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful, uplifting, and easy read! Got this book for christmas, I didn't watch gilmore girls when it was on TV but have since binge watched the series multiple times and watched the year in the life, and this book just feels like an extension of these things with some extra lovely lauren graham to boot!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Because of Gilmore Girls This book is one of my favorites. I read it just because I watched Gimore girls and i really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read ! good interesting funny read
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan and I bought it hoping for some tidbits from behind the scenes. Which I got, however there was a lot more than that. It was funny, unconventional, entertaining. A really good but not dull or tedious overview of Lauren's life and how she got where she is now. Her journey through show business, her life musings ect. She doesn't take herself too seriously and it was a really refreshing read.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Almost done this book and I have to say that it is very interesting and funny!
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Gilmore Girls Fans I loved this book, I can see how if you aren't a fan, you wouldn't. It is a bit all over the place but that's okay. It was an enjoyable read. Love her.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read! I love Lauren Graham's humour and wit. But I can see how difficult it would be to follow or enjoy if you have not been a faithful follower of Lauren's journey.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A disappointment I wish I could say I loved this book but I found it difficult to get through. Graham's writing was a bit too chaotic. While it was interesting to see some of the behind the scenes details of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, the book didn't hold my attention and seemed to not know where it was going.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! If you weren't ready for the Gilmore Girls revival episodes to end, you need to read this to keep the train going. Lauren Graham is the TV mother we all want to be, and her quirky, heartfelt tone in this book won't let you put it down. A must read for anyone who grew up (and still loves!) the Gilmore Girls.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Perfect gift for the Gilmore fan on your list!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny book that kind of brings Gilmore girls back!! I just read this book and liked it very much. For Gilmore girls fans!! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great gift Perfect for Gilmore Girls fans
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Good book for Gilmore fans. If you aren't a fan then it is more difficult to read and relate to.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Great book for any Gilmore Girls fan #plumreviews
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Book This was an amazing book! I love it!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift The perfect gift for any Gilmore Girls fan.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Lauren Graham I was so excited to read this book and it didn't disappoint. Interesting to read about Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, and the prospect of a new book!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from s'ok Funny and sometimes witty. Not too shabby
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! A must-read for any Lauren Graham fan! It's written as if she's engaging in a conversation with the reader. I love all this Gilmore Girls and Lauren sooo if you are a fan you MUST read this!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uniquely Lauren from beginning to end! Laugh-out-loud funny, poignant at times, and uniquely Lauren from beginning to end. I've always appreciated Lauren Graham's sense of humour as it's very similar to my own. She's the master of a long, ramble-y story that ends up being so funny you forget you were even waiting for the punch-line at the end; but then, when she get's to it, you laugh even harder. More than once I found myself laughing as I went back to re-read something on the previous page because the sly comment she'd snuck in had only just registered in my brain. I think this book is entertaining regardless of whether or not you're a big fan of Gilmore Girls, but being a fan definitely made it even more enjoyable. I loved revisiting the original series from her perspective and reading her thoughts on returning to Lorelai so many years later. It was interesting to read that a lot of the simple moments that had me choked up watching "A Year in the Life" were also moments she found difficult to get through without becoming too emotional; in a way, it makes the return to Stars Hollow even more special. I've always enjoyed memoirs that read like a conversation; they feel very personal...and I find it impossible to put them down once I start reading. I inhaled this book, was completely absorbed, and wished it was about 200 pages longer when I reached the end. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I read it almost as fast as she could probably speak it. !
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great for fans of Gilmore Girls or Lauren Graham in general :)
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book! What a good read! For fans of Gilmore Girls, it is a wonderful glimpse into the life of Lauren Graham, and for those who are not familiar with the show, it's a great way to get to know a really cool person!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL LG is a genius! I adore her and I adore gilmore girls!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanessa Love Gilmore girls. Lauren is hilarious
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love her I love Lauren Graham and she is a great actress. This book is very interesting and she is always hilarious.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOERLAI So exciting to be reading this book! So excited to be able to read this book as well as watch the reunion
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can't wait for this book to come out #plumreview I am so excited for this book to come out. I loved her in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood and cannot wait to see what she has to say about her experiences with both.
Date published: 2016-11-05

Read from the Book

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?