Review | Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

talkingasfastasicanTitle: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between (2016)
Author: Lauren Graham
Read: 21st January 2017
Genre: non-fiction; memoir
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

No one can deny that Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can was released at the perfect time for maximum exposure; with Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival premiering in the same month, every fan of the show was eager for more. More episodes, more behind-the-scenes, more Lorelai Gilmore. (In fact my one critique of the book would be I would have liked a little more!) But that is what this is – it’s a funny, light-hearted, and, at times, heart-warming memoir of the woman behind Lorelai Gilmore, Lauren Graham. If you like Lauren, you will like this memoir, which seems like an obvious thing to say but let’s just establish that now. If you don’t already like her, I wouldn’t say this is ground-breaking and will change your mind. It’s for fans of Lauren, fans of Gilmore Girls, and (I presume) fans of Parenthood, though I still haven’t got round to watching that yet. Although this book reminded me of that fact, it principally just reinforced why I love Gilmore Girls so much.

“Because who wants to Fast Forward anyway? You might miss some of the good parts.”

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