Book Review – Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham


Publisher:  Balentine Books
Medium:  Audio (Audible)
Date Published: November 29, 2016
Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Stars

For those of you who are nutty about the Gilmore Girls this is going to be such an awesome treat.  I put myself on the waiting list as soon as I heard it was being published.  I’m really glad I go the audio book instead of the print, because Lauren Graham is the narrator and the story takes a life of its own as she reads it in the way only she can …. that fast talking way that her and Rori are so famous for.  However, I am also going to get the book in print so I can re-read it and because I want to look at the pictures she mentioned throughout the book.

So, this book is a collection of essays by Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) spanning from dating, use of social media, being an actress, having a job and in general being a human being with all our dents and bruises as well as all the smooth parts :).

As you can imagine, this book is a fun read and intertwined there are small things you can take with you as learning experiences.  I particularly enjoyed hearing about how social media and our devices in general have taken over our lives and how in the grand scheme of things, why are we so afraid to miss out on something?  Also, as a New Yorker, I related to her lesson on take life slower, another did-bit of advice from Old Lady (I can’t remember her name whaaa!!).

There were times throughout the book where I laughed out loud (LOL) literally… I’m glad to be in New York… people laughing out loud to themselves is really normal around here.  There were also times when I felt as if I could cry along with Lauren (Lorelai).  Particularly during her discussion about Richard, Lorelai’s father, whom passed away last year.  I spoil this for you but there is one particular point when she’s writing about her Emily (Lorelai’s mom) and discussing Richard …. that was a tough moment.

I enjoyed every minute of this book and am glad I commuted to the office a few days so I was able to really relax on the train and listen to it.

I gave it 4.5 stars only because I think the book speaks mostly to fans and not to everyone.  I think if you’re a fan of the show you are going to love the book but if you aren’t or you haven’t followed the show, some of the references will mean nothing to you and the dynamics of the book will be lost on you.

Now, off to the bookstore to get the print copy 🙂



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