Number of page: 224
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 2016
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.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.
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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
- Darling Craftolate
Lauren Graham has been a long time favorite of mine and her book has become one as well. So rarely can you read what others have written and have such a vivid mental image of them relaying their stories to you in person. Nothing seems forced but rather completely fluid like you were talking to your best friend (I mean if you were so lucky to have such an awesome best friend as Lauren). It is obvious that she genuinely believes in what she has written as she delivers advice, anecdotes, her history, life lessons, and observations with vigor and sincerity. I found myself actually laughing out loud a lot and I just couldn’t stop reading.
- Gnomes In The Garden
I love her and this book.. This just was the icing on the cake to the release of gilmore girls a year in the life.. Absolutely amazing.. I couldnt put it down!
- 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!
- Erika G. 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
Groucho And Me
With impeccable timing outrageous humor irreverent wit and a superb sense of the ridiculous Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers the poverty of their childhood in New York s Upper East Side the crooked world of small time vaudeville where they learned to carry blackjacks how a pretzel magnate and the graceless dancer of his dreams led to the Marx Brothers first Broadway hit I ll Say She Is how the stock market crash in 1929 proved a godsend for Groucho even though he lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars the adventures of the Marx Brothers in Hollywood the making of their hilarious films and Groucho s triumphant television series You Bet Your Life Here is the life and lunatic times of the great eccentric genius Groucho a k a Julius Henry Marx
The New Vampire’s Handbook: A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night
Being turned into a vampire is the easy part Actually becoming a vampire is far more difficult In today s world of vampire obsessed pop culture misinformation abounds A newly turned vampire who looks to movies and novels for answers to everlasting life s questions will inevitably be reduced to a smoldering pile of dust So whom can you a neophyte immortal trust to provide reliable information and proven strategies for leading your best and bloodiest existence The Vampire Miles Proctor editor of The New Vampire s Handbook In this definitive guide the newly turned will find a head to toe look at your vampiric body how to harness your new powers to dispatch mortal enemies maintain your fangs and embrace your vampirosexuality methods for luring prey faking your way through meals approaching other vampires and creating a four hundred year financial plan tips on acting your age behaving appropriately if you see a human you knew decades ago and dealing with epic vampire feuds essential advice for blending in with the masses from finding a coven to avoiding the media and mirrors to staying on top of the latest fashion trends the joy of scrapbookingPlus helpful online resources a glyph guide renovation instructions for emergency lairs a Ruling Families directory nightly mantras and personal anecdotes from The Vampire Miles Proctor s nearly five hundred years of experience Welcome to the night From the Trade Paperback edition
Unusually Stupid Celebrities: A Compendium of All-Star Stupidity
The Greeks honored Zeus the Romans revered Juno but modern civilization worships a different sort of god Celebrity Face it we follow the stars every move fashion choice and deliciously dishy affairs Now Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras authors of Unusually Stupid Americans pull the demanding divas screwball stars and celebu twits off their pedestals and prove it doesn t take a degree in rocket science to become famous Cases in point Courtney Love misses an important court date relating to possession of a controlled substance because she can t find a professional bodyguard at the last minute Mariah Carey s entourage includes a skirt from touching floor specialist a towel hand off person and a professional drink holder lifter Savvy traveler Paris Hilton concludes that all of Europe is like French Mensa candidate and rocker Tommy Lee is pretty sure that Winston Churchill was president during the Civil War that the numeric equivalent of pi is the two equals MC squared thing and that an isosceles triangle is somewhere in Bermuda Feuds faith family money sex tantrums travel no star studded stone is left unturned Filled with jaw dropping anecdotes quirky quotes and special stupid celebrity awards Unusually Stupid Celebrities provides a red faced glimpse of the red carpet From the Trade Paperback edition
Unusually Stupid Politicians: Washington’s Weak in Review
Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras bestselling authors of the scathingly funny Unusually Stupid Americans and Unusually Stupid Celebrities now set their bipartisan sights on the hallowed halls of the United States government Unusually Stupid Politicians exposes the mind boggling but true political mishaps missteps and miscues that have even the savviest spin doctors shaking their heads and saying No comment Sections include Extreme Hairsplitting such as when Florida governor Jeb Bush after being accused of hiding in a closet from rampaging Democrats denied the allegation completely stating that it was actually a boiler room Brilliant and Innovative Ideas from The Pentagon like their groundbreaking Gay Bomb their Bad Breath Inducing halitosis weapon and their plans to enlist The Three Stooges in the fight against terror Creative Political Excuses such as I just discovered I m Jewish and it s a Holy Day used by Senator George Allen who after learning of his Jewish heritage got out of a Senate hearing to observe Yom Kippur The Most Egregiously Large Political Egos measured in standard Chuck Schumer Ego Units CSEUs This hilarious and eye opening exposé gives awards for How I Blew My Campaign and Worst Campaign Ad and shares a list of candidates endorsed by God as well as a list of those who lost because of Satan So turn off C SPAN and quit text messaging congressional pages you re about to learn what the definition of is is From the Trade Paperback edition