Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) - Lauren Graham

I received the paperback edition of this book with a new bonus chapter from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program.


I read this book in a combination of audio and physical book. I recommend this because Lauren herself narrates the book and she is great at emphasizing the funny parts so that you laugh out loud. However, the book also contains pictures, so when she says “See Picture 1,” it’s nice to be able to go to the physical book and look at the picture.


The book is a fairly standard celebrity memoir--there’s biographical information, gossip about her shows Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, and then random chapters about dating, dieting, and other lifestyle topics. Gilmore Girls is obviously the main focus of the book with details about the show initially being picked up, a behind-the-scenes diary of the revival, and then a section where Lauren rewatched the entire show and commented on various things in each season.


The book, as I mentioned, is laugh-out-loud funny, but Lauren also discusses things like why she’s uncomfortable with public nudity and her fear that technology is negatively impacting our ability to have personal relationships. There’s a nice balance between silly and serious.


The bonus chapter is detailing Lauren’s experience doing press for the book and I didn’t find it particularly added anything to the book. However, it was interesting to hear that she was really sick while appearing on the Late Show as I didn’t notice a thing when I watched her interview. 


On the whole, I feel that this book will be rather dated in a few years’ time, but while it’s relevant, it’s a fun read that’ll keep you entertained the whole way through.