Audiobook Review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham #LoveAudiobooks

Posted June 15th, 2017 by in 2017 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 4 comments

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Audiobook Review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham #LoveAudiobooksSource: Library Borrowed

Format: Audiobook
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
Narrator: Lauren Graham
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins


Date Read: April 2017

Genre: Biography, Non-Fiction
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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.

More Information:
Publisher: Ballantine Books

My-ThoughtsListened for Fun (Library)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.50

Quick Thoughts: This is one of those that if you love Lauren Graham you have to listen and I mean LISTEN to this book. She is freaking covers everything you want more. If you don’t listen to it, you are really missing out. Old Lady Jackson was my favorite part 🙂 🙂 Just go forth and listen if you are a fan of hers or Gilmore Girls or Parenthood or…..

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4 Responses to “Audiobook Review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham #LoveAudiobooks”

  1. Rummanah

    I am big Gilmore Girls fangirl so I immediately listened to this one in one sitting. I wanted more info on Gilmore Girls but I thought it did a good job in covering the beginning of her career to her tv shows.

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