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Talking as Fast as I Can: 10/04/21
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham was written during the time the Netflix Gilmore Girls movies were being filmed. It was released later that year around the time I was watching the original series for the first time while packing up our condo before our last move.
Lauren Graham played Lorelai Gilmore and from this book I would upgrade "played" to "embodied." So much of her costuming and props were from her personal collection.
Outside of the Gilmore Girls, I'm not really familiar with Graham's career. For example, I haven't seen any episodes of Parenthood, the other series she had a long role in. But I liked the title o her memoir and was curious.
Of all the recent celebrity memoirs I've read recently, Talking as Fast as I Can is one of my favorites. It's up there in humor, engagement, and practical advice as If Someone Says “You Complete Me," RUN! by Whoopi Goldberg (2015).
Graham writes as if we're reading one side of a lengthy conversation. She covers the early bits of her life and career but doesn't turn the events into something that reads like a very dull book report. Instead of going through every year in finite detail, we're giving the highlights.
The part, though, that Graham expands upon is the part I was most interested in — namely the filming of the original series and the later Netflix movies. So many of these memoirs skip over the parts the authors are best known for to expand upon other events they'd rather be known for. In Graham's case, she clearly loved playing Lorelai Gilmore and doesn't mind talking about the show.