Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking as Fast as I Can

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, startin...

Details Talking as Fast as I Can

TitleTalking as Fast as I Can
Release DateNov 29th, 2016
PublisherBallantine Books
Number of pages224 pages
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook, Biography

Reviews Talking as Fast as I Can

  • Lola Reviewer
    Gilmore Girls is one of the best contemporary TV shows I’ve ever seen, and I used to be quite addicted to watching them.So I needed to read this memoir by the co-star of the show, Lauren Graham.I can’t imagine anyone not liking this lady. She is so authentic, on set and off set. She feels so… normal. Fame definitely did not turn her into someone she isn’t. I admire that. In this non-fiction book, she talks a little about her upbringing, c...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    I love Lauren Graham! I loved her in Gilmore Girls most of all! Duh. And I also loved her in Parenthood. But Gilmore Girls takes the cake, the old and the new! Woot! I loved hearing stories about when Lauren was a child like living on the houseboat. I would loved to have seen that in real life! She has a lot of different stories that go back and forth from now and then. It was a little confusing at times but I guess that's why it's called a book ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    So Lauren Graham basically IS Lorelai Gilmore :)It was so much fun to read her short diary-type entries of the experience of filming the revival and to hear other bits of Gilmore Girls history. I wasn't as into some of the other parts of the book, but her writing was consistently upbeat and hilarious! It really sounded like Lorelai was just telling you about her day in a casual yet super caffeinated conversation.
  • Jessica
    My one-sentence summary: Lauren Graham’s personality shines through a lot here, and that’s delightful, but she doesn’t really explore much of anything with any real depth, and that’s disappointing. I came to Gilmore Girls late, even though I’m in the exact age bracket to have grown up with it. My parents didn’t have cable so I couldn’t watch the WB and by the time I got to college, where many of my friends loved the show, I found it...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Awwwwww this was so sweet. There were some parts where I found myself skim reading or skipping altogether (the fashion chapter coz BORING) but I really, really enjoyed this and I love Lauren's voice and sense of humour!
  • Danielle
    **Before reading the book:This is being released on my birthday! And 4 days after the revival premieres! This is already the best birthday ever :D**Upon finishing the book:This gets 5 stars. Yes I am being biased because I love Lauren Graham and Gilmore Girls (which is more than just a show to me, it's a religion, a way of life -- I know that sounds crazy but I've been too obsessed for too long, its unhealthy...just ignore me). But I genuinely en...
  • Vanessa
    I read this as fast as I could, not on purpose, it's just that this book was compelling as a major Lauren Graham fan, being a late bloomer to the phenomena that is Gilmore Girls and becoming instantly obsessed, it was destined for me to read this memoir, this gave me everything I needed and more. Plenty of insights from her time during the Gilmore Girls days, I probably could have read a whole book completely devoted to dissections and discussion...
  • Riley
    This was okay. There were a lot of filler stories and she didn't start talking about Gilmore Girls until chapter 15.I listened to the audiobook and Lauren sang way too much. Kinda irritated me. There were a few cool behind the scenes info about her tv shows but nothing you can't find from interviews.
  • Kimberly
    I will be totally honest. I read 99.8 % fiction. Reading for me is an escape, a chance to travel from the comfort of my home. When I select a book outside the realm of fiction, it is more often than not a history book surrounding an event or era. So why did I listen to Talking As Fast As I Can? Gilmore Girls. The show began in 2000, I was a young stay at home mother of three and that hour spent in Stars Hollow was magical. Rory loved books; I lov...
  • Amanda
    This was so fun to read! I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan and have been for about 12 years now. From the 4 years spent watching reruns of Seasons 1-7 every morning on ABC Family from 10am-noon to the binge watching A Year in the Life on Netflix I couldn't get enough of the show, so this inside look told from one of my favorite characters was perfect. First off I'd like to point out how much this felt like Lorelai. Honestly Lauren Graham was born for ...
  • Diane
    Lauren Graham is another one of my girl crushes. I am a fan of the show "Gilmore Girls," and was happy to hear she had published a journal she wrote while filming the revival episodes for Netflix.This collection of essays is amusing and heartfelt, just as I expect Lauren is in real life. My favorite pieces were her stories about the filming of "Gilmore Girls," and also what she's learned about writing (tip: allow yourself one hour a day without i...
  • Elizabeth
    SO. GOOD. I loved her writing in Someday, Someday Maybe. I love it here, too. She talks about how she started acting and everything that lead to the original run of Gilmore Girls as well as what lead up to the Netflix revival. Oh, and her reaction to the final four words! I won't spoil anything, but if you haven't watched the revival, don't read that chapter until you do. Also, I read this as audio and followed along with the book because there a...
  • Jenny
    I read this after finishing Kendrick's "Scrappy Little Nobody" which makes for an interesting point of comparison. Both Graham and Kendrick are known for being intelligent, witty actresses and both write about the business of being an intelligent, witty, actress. In the comparison, however, Graham's book suffers. Graham writes throughout about the time crunch she was under, and it seems like the book was rushed out to coincide with the release of...
  • TL
    "I know how lucky I am to have had such wonderful first and second acts in my career. I'm still not sure what my third act will turn out to be (Sexy Baking Competition Hostess? Flamboyant Peruvian Bingo Caller?), but if you happen to run into Betty White, tell her thank you. Love Lauren Graham as a person and I adored her first book but this was just 'okay' for me... don't get me wrong, I did enjoy reading it. Just didn't 'love' it as much as I w...
  • Jessica Thelander
    As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham, I was quite excited to read this book. Finally! A chance to read about all of the behind-the-scenes goodies from the original run of the show, how everyone got cast, funny anecdotes and heartwarming stories about each of the cast members, etc. While we get that to some extent in the final chapter that includes diary entries from her time on the revival, the chapter about the original Gilmore Girls...
  • Brooke
    People often refer to the old classic movie stars as inspiring and favorite people. At age 26 and obviously not having lived through the golden era of Hollywood I just don't have that connection. Lauren Graham is what I'm assuming Audrey Hepburn or fill in the blank actress is too people. She is so amazing as Lorelei Gilmore and through listening to her life story and how she has such a great "head on her shoulders" as any grandmother would say l...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I'm a pretty solid fan of Gilmore Girls, but have previously felt disappointed in realizing that neither Lauren Graham nor Alexis Bledel are the characters they play in that show. Not quite as intelligent, and definitely not as well-read. I know, Gilmore Girls is a rapid-talking idealized landscape, but one I think I prefer to escape to without the grounding in reality.So I was uncertain as to whether I would want to listen to this memoir, but ha...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    I should title my inevitable self-help book: Trying Not to Cry in the Workplace: Getting Emotional While Listening to Audiobooks in Public Places
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    4.5 stars - a great read for any GG fan! I wanted much more about Parenthood which is why I docked 1/2 star (hey, it was in between Gilmore Girls!) but I loved all the show today bits and hearing about Lauren's life a bit. I didn't realize she was writing the film script adaptation for The Royal We and Jennifer E Smith is an editor for her! Lots of fun tid bits that I really enjoyed.
  • Kristina
    It felt exactly I was having a cup of coffee with Lauren and she was telling me all about herself and Gilmore girls
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    3.75 okay… maybe 4 stars because I love Gilmore GirlsDo you love Gilmore Girls? Have you seen the reboot on Netflix? I have seen Gilmore Girls about 3 times and yes that’s all seven seasons (even the crappy 7th season). I love listening to autobiographies. I am not sure this is Lauren Graham’s first autobio book, I know she wrote a nonfiction book with less than grand reviews, but if this is her first book, it wasn’t so bad. I just had hi...
  • Amanda
    This book came out at the perfect time, a few days after Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life aired, so it was such a treat to listen to having the show fresh in my mind. My only complaint was that this book wasn't long enough.
  • Mark my words
    Lauren Graham is Lorelai Gilmore. No, I mean she IS Lorelai Gilmore. She writes almost as you imagine Lorelai would write. Tangents and quirky humour galore. But that ending. Don't you think it was more of a cliffhanger?Hmmmm.
  • Bonnie
    “Life doesn’t often spell things out for you or give you what you want exactly when you want it, otherwise it wouldn’t be called life, it would be called a vending machine.” My lovely friend got me this for Christmas but I waited to pick it up because I had heard that there were mild spoilers from the new season of Gilmore Girls. And then I finally watched the first episode. And I didn’t like it.BLASPHEMY. I know, I know. I’m just as ...
  • Erin
    I love Gilmore Girls. I love it. I'm not one of those latecomers who found it in reruns or on NETFLIX. I watched it when it was on The WB and followed them over to The CW. I considered calling off from work on Black Friday so I could watch the revival. What I'm saying is I Love The Gilmore Girls.Talking As Fast As I Can is the second book by Lauren Graham aka Lorelei Gilmore Sr. The first was her fiction book Someday, Someday, Maybe which I reall...
  • Maram
    THE AUDIO VERSION IS JUST 4 HOURS LONG YOU GUYS!OMG. FYI, Lauren Graham is my favorite actress from GG <3 *chanting I will enjoy listening/reading it, I will surely enjoy it*--------------------This was so much fun to listen to!• Lauren Graham was witty and hilarious with a touch of sarcasm here and there... you know, her Lorelai self :') • I especially enjoyed listening about her experiences with failed auditions before GG (I know I'm horrib...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    I love Lauren Graham. I LOVE Gilmore Girls. I love Lorelai Gilmore. Sadly, this book didn't offer any real insights into any of these things/people and felt crazy rushed. Disappointing.
  • Lucia
    A must-read for all hardcore Gilmore Girls fans! I loved reading Lauren’s memories about making original GG show as well as new revival. However, other chapters did not hold my attention and I skim read a lot. Hence „only“ 3 stars rating despite the fact that I truly enjoyed Gilmore Girl parts. (Big but only two chapters. *sad face* I wanted more!)