Talking as Fast as I Can

Talking as Fast as I Can

From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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 againches 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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781524708962
Characteristics: audio file
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1 online resource (1 sound file (4 hr., 38 min., 8 sec.)) : digital

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Nikkelsndimes
Jul 14, 2017

I recommend listening to this in audiobook since Lauren Graham reads it herself. Also, since she is a fast talker, it is a fairly quick listen. I very much enjoyed Lauren's humor and a little bit of her back story. It didn't feel terribly in depth though. The parts about filming the Gilmore Girls (the first time) didn't add too much more to my understanding of what it was like to be on the show. She mostly highlighted plot lines and made fun of her outfits. It was really entertaining, but I felt like there could have been so much more depth there. Still, I loved listening to this book and I would recommend it to anyone who is a Gilmore Girls fan.

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stv_10
Jun 28, 2017

If you like Lauren Graham and her witty personality, then read this book. If you love Lauren Graham and really feel like she could be your friend, then I highly suggest you listen to the audiobook. Hearing Lauren Graham speak of her life and expressing herself with her usual wit and quirky charm was fantastic. You will not be disappointed.

VaughanPLSarahN May 10, 2017

Lauren Graham's peppy memoir shows that, while she and her best known character - Lorelai Gilmore - are not the same people, they do have a similar style of expression. Full of witty asides and tangents, Graham talks about her childhood, her theatre background, her writing, and her bumpy path to learning how to deal with the Hollywood machine.

If you're a fan of her work, you will likely enjoy this audio book which she reads herself.
She peppers it with songs and recorded dialogue with people in her life. If you have no idea who she is, this is not the book for you.

She also shares how it felt to go back to Stars Hollow, and there are some mild spoilers for the new Netflix series. Reader be warned!

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mamaklueh
Feb 07, 2017

A quick, funny listen for fans of Gilmore Girls.

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storygyrl
Dec 29, 2016

I enjoyed hearing Lauren Graham narrate the audiobook; it brings the stories to life . An interesting book for fans of Gilmore Girls; it made me want to watch the 2016 4-part series again as well as the original series.

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