A New York Times Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Pick of Best Audiobooks of 2016
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.
“Essays from the actress and author, who dishes, with her trademark wit and whiplash delivery, on her return as Lorelei in Gilmore Girls.”
Los Angeles Times
“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…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.”
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.
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Genre: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
- ISBN-13: 9781524708931