Talking as Fast as I Can is an amazing book by an amazing person, Lauren Graham. I was on Goodreads one day and noticed one of my friends was reading this book. I LOVE Gilmore Girls (seriously if someone were to buy me this for my birthday, I’d be one happy little duck). I am convinced this show is what started my love for coffee. When I found out Netflix was doing four 90 minute movies, I was on cloud nine. When I discovered Lauren Graham had a couple of books, I was on cloud 109! Her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, is next on my TBR list. If you liked it, let me know!
Anyway, back to Talking as Fast as I Can. I ended up using my 1 free monthly Scribd audiobook to listen to this book on the way to work (an hour drive for me now). I would suggest NOT doing this, however, because there are pictures in this book that are, obviously, not in the audiobook (I know, obviously). I have requested the book for my birthday, and thus, will re-read the book when I have a paper copy.
The one thing I love about the audiobook is that Lauren Graham is the narrator. This adds to the comedy of the book, and I felt like I was getting advice directly from Lauren herself. Oh and she sings! In my opinion, you should get the audio AND the physical book.
I do not typically do the celebrity book-about-my-life thing. In fact, I usually stay far FAR away from those type of books. However, I took a chance with this because I have always viewed Lauren as a normal person, and un-Hollywood-like. Turns out I was right.
Do you know what I learned from this book?
A LOT. This book was full of great life tips (nothing like Hollywood diet plans), and heartfelt encouragement. For someone who is currently going through a rut, or since I am (almost) 25, I suppose a quarter life crisis, this book is perfect. Lauren is so honest and open about her doubts and struggles as a young want-to-be actress. Knowing this now successful actress struggled, even had doubts, yet persevered and took risks anyway, made me feel like maybe if I just persevere a little longer, I can accomplish some of my life goals as well.
Lauren also reminisces about what it was like filming the original Gilmore Girls and the new Netflix original: Gilmore Girls a Year in the Life. I loved hearing her views and memories about filming both of these shows. I love the special behind the scenes look the reader gets on what it was like to return to Stars Hollow after all these years.
If you were a Gilmore Girls fan, like I was, I advise you to read this book. You won’t regret it.