Talking as Fast as I Can - Lauren Graham

Talking as Fast as I Can

By Lauren Graham

  • Release Date: 2016-11-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 554 Ratings


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.

With a new bonus chapter

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.


  • Loved it!

    By SCG-D
    As a huge Gilmore girls fan, it was a no brainer for me to read this book. Lauren Graham is funny, witty, honest, and super cool. If you’re a fan of any of her work you’ll enjoy this glimpse into her career and life, as well as the lessons she’s learned from them!
  • Loved it.

    By RN I kinda hate U all
    Bought both the ebook and audiobook, ‘maybe someday’ no pun intended :) I’ll buy the paper copy too and have it autographed by Lauren! It is really a nice read filled with truly emotional bits here and there. There’s only one chapter that I kinda struggle to go through and probably the editor Jen -mentioned a couple of times should have cut it out :) but I read that too and the whole book works just fine. Well done!
  • Perfect

    By BennyLenny
    Great read. Easy read and kept me engaged the whole time.
  • Amazing

    By Hayat0551399012
    I love this book so much , all the details took me away. Thanks lauren graham for the effort. I appreciate that

    By Makanamaikalani🤙🏼
    this book is the best book i’ve ever read!!! i read it so quickly & ive read it at least 5 times since i got it. the way she writes is freaking amazing. it doesn’t feel like i’m reading a book but it feels like i’m just listening to her talk. she should write more books like this!!! i would really them all❤️❤️
  • Loved this

    By cditzman
    I connected to this book 100%!!! I read it in less than 24 hours. I think she should write 100 more ❤️💕
  • Hey fans

    By thereallaurengraham
    Thanks guys glad you liked my book!!
  • I want more!

    By Rjamber
    The book was funny and gave great insight. I felt like I was talking to an old friend. I love how it read like you were talking to Lorelai herself! I wish it was twice as long as it was!
  • Really loved both of her books!!

    By CGraham05
    Smart and Beautiful!
  • Great book!!

    By ShayBaby20045
    I loved this book so much that I read it within 2 days. I never read a book within 2 days. The book was filled with so much humor, I actually feel like I know Lauren personally (I wouldn't mind it actually). I always hoped that she was as funny and quirky as Lorelai Gilmore and she definitely is. I just finished Gilmore Girls and just started watching Parenthood. It's like I can't get enough of Lauren's humor. When she talks about Gilmore girls ending I got so sad because I am hoping so much that it comes back on because you know the anyways if you're trying to decide whether to purchase the book or not...well, don't think just do it!! You won't regret it. Thanks Lauren for a great read. Love, One of your biggest fans xoxo P.S. Please return Lauren's coat!!