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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lauren Graham

Narrated By: Lauren Graham

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: November 2016

Duration: 4 hours 36 minutes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.


  • Jamie W

    Absolutely wonderful book and Lauren reads it so well

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Beth C

    Loved it! Kept me laughing, rather than crying, after dropping my son off at college and driving home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book and have Lauran as the narrator as well was wonderful.

  • Janine M.

    Funny and entertaining!

  • Anonymous

    I love Lauren Graham & love that she was the narrator of her book!

  • Veronica M

    I love the way Lauren Graham read her audio book. I felt like Lorelei was back in character almost. I couldnt stop listening. I finished the book in one day. I highly recommend this book. Well worth it!!

  • Heather S

    Listening to Lauren Graham read this book is the only way to go! She is hilarious! Her comedic timing in her writing is great but then to actually have her fantastic, talented, self read it is just pure delight! I laughed the entire time. Lauren Graham really has the whole "Hollywood" thing figured out. If only we could all have our heads on this straight!

  • Jody T

    Fun book! Lauren Graham is so funny. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much.

  • Allyson Feltenz

    While growing up watching Gilmore Girls and being able to see the reboot on Netflix, I just knew I had to read this book. Not only do I love her as an actress but reading her book was just as amazing and I felt like a kid watching her in tv. This book was very funny and sarcastic and FAST. I got through it in one night. It was a bittersweet end to my Gilmore Girl experience.

  • Kristen Threadgill

    Amazing book. I'm so glad I chose the audio book to hear Lauren tell her own story.

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