Book Review: “Talking As Fast As I Can” By Lauren Graham

I am a long time fan of the TV show “Gilmore Girls”. This is actually one of me and my boyfriends favorite shows! I love all the characters and I feel like it is a show you can just sit back and just laugh and forget about your day to. I am not someone who typically reads non fiction and memoirs but when I saw that this book existed I had no choice but to grab a copy and dive in!

“Because here’s the thing: I was fine on my own, and so are you. But it can be hard when you feel ready for Happy Couplehood and you seem to have missed the train.”

Direct quote from the book

About The Book

Author: Lauren Graham

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Published Date: November 29th, 2016

Page Count: 224 Pages

Main Genres: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir

GoodReads Rating: 3.95

“To me, Lorelai was equal parts Gal About Town and The Mom, plus a magical mix of smarts and humor that made her totally unique.”

Direct quote from the book


Lauren Graham is everything you expect her to be and more. In this memoir she breaks down her life from where she lived when she was little to her struggle to break into the world of acting all the way to the end where she is asked back for “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life”. Unlike most memoirs I can guarantee you will be laughing and crying from the turn of a page!

“An important tool against self-doubt is just to ignore it. Forge ahead anyway. Just keep going, keep going, keep going.”

Direct quote from the book


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“You know how before a party you clean up your house so that everyone thinks you live that way all the time? That’s meeting someone at an awards show.”

Direct quote from the book


All I can say is that Lauren Graham is so much like Lorelai it is uncanny! You can tell that in real life she talks just as fast as she does on the show! The writing in the book was pretty fast paced just as you would have imagined.

I loved everything about this book. Especially reading what it took to get into acting and becoming the star she is now. I remember one part where she was asked to show her naked butt in a scene and she talked about how in that moment she had to decide what kind of actor she wanted to be. She could get her first big break by doing this part but is that how she really wanted to get into show business? In the end she chose to decline the part and she thanked herself later on in life. I love that even when she was about to excel in her career she wasn’t willing to damage her values.

Another part that really stood out to me was at the end of the book and I really don’t want to give too much away here but there is a part where she explains this person inside her that she calls Mrs. Jackson, she is the one who is always putting other best interest at heart such as do you really want that tattoo? Maybe think about it for a year and if you still like the idea get it then. She liked being able to say oh no that was just Mrs. Jackson talking you do whatever your heart decides.

Overall this was a book you did not want to miss and it really did talk a lot about her time on the “Gilmore Girls” set and what it was like knowing each actor and some of her favorite and even least favorite scenes. It was fun to get a background look into what it took to make the show come to life! I think if you like “Gilmore Girls” you should really read this one!

“Because who wants to Fast Forward anyway? You might miss some of the good parts.”

Direct quote from the book

QOTD: If you have seen “Gilmore Girls” who is your favorite character?