This month Logan chose Lauren Graham’s autobiography Talking As Fast As I Can. Since our whole book club is fans of Gilmore Girls and A Year In The Life came out in November, she felt like it was perfect timing to read the book too!
By: Lauren Graham
Published Year: 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Summary (Provided by Barnes & Noble): 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.
What I thought
This book was pretty much everything that I wanted it to be!
Lauren Graham is best known for her role of Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and as Sarah Braverman on Parenthood. This past year, Gilmore Girls was revived in the way of a 4 part Netflix mini-series. At the same time, Lauren was writing her autobiography.
Lauren discusses a little bit of her childhood, the beginning of her career, and then a decent amount of Gilmore Girls. The final portion of the book is from a diary that she kept during filming for the revival of Gilmore. Lauren’s writing is just as funny and light as youwould expect it to be. There were definitely moments where I could almost hear Lauren speaking as Lorelai. The only thing that threw me a little bit (and not necessarily in a bad way) was that there were a few chapters that were a bit random and not tied to any time period of her life. It reminded me of chapters from Mindy Kaling’s autobiography and other comedian’s that have written where not every chapter is a part of their lives but some are lists or other funny “bits”. Like I said, it wasn’t bad, but I didn’t necessarily expect that from Graham.
If you are a fan of Lauren Graham, you obviously need to read this book. It’s short and quick and fun from beginning to end. I wouldn’t call it a “tell all” but she gives a lot of fun peeks into her life.
What Book Club Thought
We all agreed that this book is enjoyable if you are a fan of Gilmore Girls or Lauren Graham. It is no tell-all, but has some interesting pieces of information. It wasn't a great book for discussion as there weren't a lot of earth shattering moments, but it allowed us to transition into talking about the newest Gilmore Girls episodes which was part of the reason we read the book anyway.
Next Book Club Book: London Belongs to Me By: Jacquelyn Middleton