Review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls, Parenthood and/or the speed at which Lauren Graham talks, then this is the book for you.

When ordering textbooks for my last semester of my undergraduate career, I decided to order an extra book as a reward to myself for being so close to graduation. Lauren Graham’s book had been on my radar for awhile, and having seen every episode of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood throughout my time in college, I felt it was an appropriate choice.Unknown.jpeg

And I wasn’t wrong. The book packs plenty of humor into each page and several times I caught myself audibly chuckling while reading it in public. Following her journey was amazing and, even though I’m not interested in being a professional actress, I loved the behind the scenes look at everything.

However, one point I want to mention is that it reads like a conversation. Vastly far from an “academic” or classical read (which I was thankful for) the entire book feels like you sat down and were simply having a conversation with Graham and it happened to also be captured on paper. It reads like this to the point that I almost wonder if she spoke and recorded her story, transcribed it, and then just turned that into a paragraph format.

As someone who enjoyed the fast paced dialogue on Gilmore Girls and spent hours hearing her Graham speak, I enjoyed this. At points I could almost actually hear the words in her voice, as if she was in the room with me. I’m considering re-reading this with the audiobook narrated by Lauren Graham just to experience this throughout the entire book. And if this thought makes you giddy and excited to read this book, then I highly encourage you to check it out.

Just be warned that it will also encourage you to rewatch Gilmore Girls…but you need an occasional break from reading, right?


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