You probably know Lauren Graham from the TV-shows Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. I for one grew up with Gilmore Girls, it was one of my favourite shows and I never missed an episode. When the revival was announced last year, I was incredible excited. Shortly after the new Gilmore Girls series, Lauren released her autobiography Talking as Fast as I Can – From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between). And I have finally gotten around to read it.
I don’t read biographies very often and if I do, I mostly read autobiographies by actors, singers and other famous people. Reading a biography, especially an autobiography is always something quite intimate to me. I mean, that is a person pouring out their heart and heartbreaking story. How can you really judge that? How can you really criticise someone else’s life and what happened to them?
The only thing you can really criticise is the style of writing. And Lauren’s style is just like watching her giving an interview. She writes really bubbly and it rather feels like her telling you the story than you reading it. Some parts are really funny and some are very honest. Honest about herself, her career, about Hollywood and about her single life. Being an honest person myself I really appreciate that about the book.
The book is mostly in chronological order beginning with her childhood and ending with the ending of filming Gilmore Girls the second time. What really surprised me was the fact that the whole revival had been talked about for so long yet when it came around to it actually being revived it got together really fast. It was also interesting to learn that Lauren only watched the first seven seasons of the show for her biography.
Overall, Talking as Fast as I Can is a fun read and I would really recommend you to give it a try. That is if your a Lauren Graham or a Gilmore Girls fan. Have you read the book? Have you read Lauren’s other book, the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe? I have to read that someday too. Let me know in the comments, also did you like the Gilmore Girls revival? I know it was controversial. I enjoyed it, it certainly had the Gilmore Girls feeling to it. It felt a little bit uneven for me too, but hey, the original series did too at times. It wasn’t all perfect.