Talking as Fast as I Can

From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD27098
Released: Nov 22, 2016
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ISBN: #9781524708931
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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.

Author(s): Lauren Graham
Awards:New York Times Bestseller


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Talking as Fast as I Can
Product Number: BX00053595
Product Number:Z100117640
Product Number:DD27098

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Author(s): Lauren Graham
Narrator(s): Lauren Graham
Product Number Z100117640
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781524708962
Author(s): Lauren Graham
Product Number EB00672200
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780425285183

Professional reviews

"Narrating her own memoir, Lauren Graham sounds warm and dishy and genuine--she's funny, smart, likable, and yes, she talks fast. It makes for a light and diverting audiobook that's geared, at least in part, to fans of the "Gilmore Girls" TV show, in which Graham starred as single mom Lorelai Gilmore. Graham does indeed share some stories about the show and her fellow actors. But anyone aspiring to a life in the creative arts could appreciate Graham's hard-won wisdom after years of pursuing her acting dreams and facing the particular challenges of being a woman in Hollywood. An accompanying PDF with photos is referred to throughout the audio program, so be sure to have it handy while you're listening. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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