Author(s): Lauren Graham
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, oDid you, um, make it?o She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (oStrangers were worried about me; that's how long I was single!o), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (oIt's like I had a fashion-induced blackouto). In oWhat It Was Like, Part One,o Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay oWhat It Was Like, Part Twoo 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 (oIf you're meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you've already set the bar too higho), and she's a card-carrying REI shopper (oMy bungee cords now earn points!o). 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.
Lauren Graham is an actress best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed television series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty, and Because I Said So. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles. Someday, Someday, Maybe is her debut novel.