Talking As Fast As I Can : From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
About the book
A 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 onProject 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. Don't miss Lauren Graham's book of advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself , IN CONCLUSION, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
From the star of the much-loved television shows Gilmore Girls and Parenthood and the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Someday, Someday, Maybe comes a collection of candid and hilarious essays. In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing stories about growing up, dating, and starting out as an actress. Some things you'll learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she's aware that being set up with 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!"). Lauren also sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as Lorelai Gilmore and how it felt to pick up the role nine years after the first series concluded. Complete with photos and excerpts from the diary Lauren kept during the filming of 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 Biography
Lauren Graham (born March 16, 1967) is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on The WB/CW television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), for which she received nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Satellite Awards, and as Sarah Braverman on the NBC television drama Parenthood (2010–2015). Graham's film work includes roles in Sweet November (2001), Bad Santa (2003), The Pacifier (2005), Because I Said So (2007), and Evan Almighty (2007). She published her debut novel with Ballantine Books in 2013, Someday, Someday, Maybe. In 2016, Graham reprised her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Netflix's reunion miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and published a memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can. Her third book, In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It was published in 2018. In 2021, she began playing Alex Morrow in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
Early lifeGraham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Donna Grant, was a fashion buyer, and her father, Lawrence Graham, is a candy industry lobbyist who has been president of the National Confectioners Association. Graham was raised in her father's Catholic faith (her maternal grandfather was a Baptist minister); she is of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. When Graham's father worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam, Lauren lived for a few years in Japan (her mother also grew up there, as the daughter of a missionary).Graham was five years old when her parents divorced and she moved to the Virginia suburbs of the Washington, DC metropolitan area with her father, who became a congressional staffer, while her mother left to pursue an artistic career, and lived in London until her death in 2005, at the age of 61. She was raised by her father and they had a close relationship, saying: "I thought I kind of had it best. My dad has a very mellow way about him and I was a self-starter as a kid. I liked a certain amount of being on my own. It just worked great for me." Graham also spent a few of her childhood years in Southampton, New York. Graham has a half-sister and a half-brother from her father's second marriage. Her British half-sister from her mother's second marriage, Shade Grant, works at a talent agency.As a girl, Graham rode horses competitively, but soon switched to acting, honing her talent at Langley High School, where she took part in the drill team and graduated in 1984. She earned her actor's Equity Card in 1988 after two years in summer stock at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan. Graham went to New York University, but then transferred to Barnard College. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After moving to Texas in 1992, Graham earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting Performance from Southern Methodist University.
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|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Imprint:||Virago Press Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||27 b/w photos and 1 chart|
|Literature Country:||Литература США и Канады|
|Literature Period:||Современная литература|
|Publication date:||Oct. 5, 2017|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|