Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

By: Lauren Graham

Published November 29th 2016 by Ballantine Books

Category: Biography

Pages: 205 pages

ISBN: 9780425285176

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, ÒDid you, um, make it?Ó She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (ÒStrangers were worried about me; thatÕs how long I was single!Ó), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (ÒItÕs like I had a fashion-induced blackoutÓ).

In ÒWhat It Was Like, Part One,Ó Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay ÒWhat It Was Like, Part TwoÓ 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, sheÕs aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (ÒIf youÕre meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, youÕve already set the bar too highÓ), and sheÕs a card-carrying REI shopper (ÒMy bungee cords now earn points!Ó).

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, andÑof courseÑtalking as fast as you can.