Talking As Fast As I Can
When I was growing up I loved the show Gilmore Girls. I mean I REALLY loved it. I aspired to read like Rory and be like Lorelai. When the show went off the air I was about 14 or 15 years old, and from then on it was just constant reruns on ABC family (aka Freeform). When the show reunited was abuzz with excitement, and coming back to Stars Hollow was like coming home.
When I heard that Lauren Graham wrote a book about it, I knew I had to read it. I can't imagine anyone disliking her on the screen, and I can honestly say the same thing now about her via prose. She is truly authentic and down to earth through print and screen. She makes her wonderful and blessed life feel normal. She finds ways for us to relate to her and her life where one might usually not think possible.
In this non-fiction book, she talks a little about her childhood, university years, first auditions, and jobs in the mundane world and show business world as well. After touching on her past she starts in on her experience filming Gilmore Girls and Parenthood.
“But 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 vending machine.”-Lauren Graham.
She brings up topics like her love life and being harassed on the red carpet about it. She appeals to the everyday woman explaining how literally everyone looks for a weight loss trick only to find out there isn't one, and she opens up about her first novel. She lets us into very intimate parts of her life that we normally wouldn't normally get to enter.
I love that we get a look into the life of someone who worked hard to get where they are today. We get to see someone who struggled, but persevered. It’s incredible to see how much Lauren Graham identifies with Lorelai Gilmore, as if they are a single person, not two distinct entities.
Short, quick, honest, fast-paced and humorous, there is no doubt that you should not miss out on Lauren Graham’s new book!