Number of page: 224
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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. 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.
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Review: Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) 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 behindthescenes dispatches from the set of the new “Gilmore Girls”, where she plays the fasttalking Lorelai Gilmore once again. In TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life
- Karen Schumaker
Taking as fast as I can Behind it of scene s with Gilmore girls
- Rachele Warth
Love it!!! I love her and I loved this book. I kept reading it in the ways I felt her voice would sound. I read this in two days because it was too hard to stop! Such a huge fan!! Please write more, Lauren!
- E Goff-Manhart
Great More insight to a beloved show and a great actress.
- Jackie Deschenes
Exactly what you want it to be. Perfect! Thank you Lauren Graham!
- Katie Gabel
- Ellen Ridenour
I will own this book
Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel
From Lauren Graham the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood comes a witty charming and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead and keep it together in New York City It s January 1995 and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York dreaming of Broadway and doing important work But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club Her roommates her best friend Jane and Dan an aspiring sci fi writer are supportive yet Franny knows a two person fan club doesn t exactly count as success Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex boyfriend she s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep Not just yet But while she dreams of filling their shoes in the meantime she d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything and finding a hair product combination that works Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class where she ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her And she can t let herself be distracted by James Franklin a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class even though he s suddenly started paying attention Meanwhile her bank account is rapidly dwindling her father wants her to come home and her agent doesn t return her calls But for some reason she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for Someday Someday Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams being young in a city and wanting something deeply madly desperately It s about finding love finding yourself and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City finding an acting job Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more A winning entertaining read Lauren Graham has smartly mined just the right details from her own experience infusing her work with crackling dialogue and observations about show business that ring funny and true The Washington Post A charmer of a first novel Graham has an easy unforced style and when the situation calls for it a keen sense of the ridiculous The Wall Street Journal With insight care and an abundance of humor Graham demonstrates that her acting chops are not her only talent Library Journal Thoroughly charming Entertainment Weekly Sweet funny and full of heart a dazzling debut Emily Giffin New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong Warm and funny charming and smart Diane Keaton New York Times bestselling author of Then Again Graham deftly captures what it s like to be young ambitious and hopeful in New York City Candace Bushnell New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries Fresh and funny and full of zingers Lauren Graham s charming writing style instantly drew me in Meg Cabot bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series
Quem sabe um dia
ROMANCE DE ESTREIA DE LAUREN GRAHAM A LORELAI DE GILMORE GIRLS E SARAH BRAVERMAN DE PARENTHOOD Quando se mudou para Nova York Franny Banks deu a si mesma três anos para conseguir se estabelecer como atriz E agora em janeiro de 1995 faltando apenas seis meses para o fim do prazo ela não conseguiu grandes avanços Todas as suas fichas estão depositadas na Apresentação uma mostra dos alunos do curso de teatro do qual faz parte com diversos agentes presentes Assim resta a Franny lutar contra a conta bancária o cabelo indomável o tempo e a própria sorte para conseguir aquilo que acredita ser seu por direito
Seriously—Cancer? I Do Not Have Time for This!
Lauren Graham was three weeks away from turning twenty one loving college life her friends and her family when her life was turned upside down and changed forever She was diagnosed with cancer specifically with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma In her memoir Lauren considers the everyday life of a cancer patient and recalls all the challenges she experienced with humor and brutal honesty Her unique storytelling presented through the e mails that she wrote over the course of nearly three years of cancer treatments provides an intimate window into her struggle with cancer Week by week month by month and treatment by treatment she shares her journey and experiences in group e mails to family and friends with wit fear stubbornness faith and candor After recounting the procedures tests and general medical things she experienced she ends each e mail with several wonderful quotes which offer as much solace to her as they would to those reading her e mails Seriously Cancer I Do Not Have Time for This tells a true story of inspiration for anyone who is facing illness or difficulties in life Lauren is a real trooper who viewed her cancer treatment in such a positive relatable inspiring and hilarious perspective This book is a must read for all young adults battling cancer for healthcare providers and for families and friends supporting their loved ones during their treatment Brenda Muriera Noggy senior research nurse Leukemia Lymphoma Department Division of Pediatrics UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Falando o mais rápido que posso
A estrela Lauren Graham da famosa série Gilmore Girls dá um presente aos fãs Em Falando o mais rápido que posso a intérprete da eloquente e amada Lorelai Gilmore faz uma retrospectiva de sua vida e compartilha histórias engraçadíssimas sobre amadurecimento e sobre sua carreira de atriz Ela também fala abertamente sobre os desafios e as cobranças de ser uma mulher solteira em Hollywood e conta histórias divertidas Finalmente Laura encara uma épica maratona de Gilmore Girls e relembra como foi gravar cada ano da série original e o que significou para ela voltar a interpretar nove anos depois uma de suas personagens preferidas