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Book Notes: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Hello, friends! How’s your summer reading going? I can’t believe that we’re almost done with June, but this has been a good book month for me.

I finally picked up a memoir that’s been on my shelves for like TWO YEARS and somehow I never got to it. Which is crazy, because it’s one I was dying to read.

Some of you may know I am a HUGE fan of Gilmore Girls, and by extension Lorelai Gilmore, and of course, by extension, Lauren Graham. I read her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can, in one sitting on this relaxing Sunday. (I did take a couple of breaks to refill my coffee. Which seems entirely appropriate, considering.)




I’ve long suspected as much, but after reading this book, I strongly believe that at least in part, Lauren *is* Lorelai. They share a bubbly personality, an active mind, and a great sense of humor. Reading this book was like sitting down for coffee with your big sister or a great friend. To a lesser extent, I am also Lorelai, as I was reminded by my family while we binged the series. I talk fast, I can be kind of zany, and people are generally alarmed by the copious amounts of coffee I consume.

I expected to find a great deal of entertainment value in this book… I hadn’t expected to find so much warmth, wittiness, and sisterly advice.

Graham writes about her early years, her Gilmore Girls years, and everything all the way up to finishing the Gilmore encore. There were some very honest depictions of early acting years, and a lot of scoop on what she was thinking and feeling throughout her various roles. I enjoyed hearing from her perspective as both an actress and a writer. (For those of you who don’t know, in addition to this memoir, she first wrote a novel entitled Someday, Someday, Maybe.)

If you enjoy Gilmore Girls (and really, who doesn’t?), you’ll enjoy this book. I’m a little past a casual fan of the series, up to and including having a few pieces of merchandise. And I still dream of being able to visit Stars Hollow on a trip to Warner Bros studio, so I’m hoping they bring that back in the near future!


This is one of two Gilmore Girls mugs that I own. I still have my eye on a third that says “Oy with the poodles, already!”

This was a thoroughly enjoyable memoir, and I’m hanging onto it because I’m sure I’ll revisit it down the road when I’m craving a return trip to Stars Hollow and the land of Lorelai. Five fabulous stars… oy, with the poodles, already!

Happy reading, friends!


Midwest writer. Avid reader, coffee addict, wife, mother to a human and a canine. Blogging about books, the writing process, life's journey, and whatever else catches my attention like a shiny object.

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