In this candid, behind-the-scenes account, Lauren Graham reveals how hard she works and what she has learned about life and love. Along with fascinating tales from the set of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, she gives us a peek at her childhood forays into the theater, her experiences as a college student, her early career in acting, her training to be an actress, her move from stage to screen work and then on to television, and some of the many projects she’s acted in over the years.
For the first time, Lauren Graham shares her experiences as an actor on the Gilmore Girls and Parenthood set, along with never-before-heard stories about growing up, starting her career, and negotiating the highs and lows of Hollywood life. Wright gives sharp insight into how she navigated a successful full-time TV career while building an equally fulfilling life off-camera.
Lauren Graham’s laugh-out-loud funny stories of growing up, being cast in Parenthood, and living her life are filled with heart and humor as she opens up about the realities of being a young actress on a new show, how she navigates motherhood, and the lessons she has learned on her journey. Fans of Gilmore Girls who have already devoured her memoirs, Talking As Fast As I Can and Someday, Someday Maybe, will relish the essays in this collection.
About Talking as Fast as I Can Book
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 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 to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, and 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.