Now 2024 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Black Authors Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA+ Artwork WIP

Recent posts

Month in review

Big Hero 6: The Series, Volume 1 by Hong Gyun An
Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook
Coached to Death by Victoria Laurie and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
Dead, Bath, and Beyond by Lorraine Bartlett and Laurie Cass (Narrator)
Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia and Shayna Small (Narrator)
A Dilly of a Death by Susan Wittig Albert
Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds
Finding Mighty by Sheela Chari
Gideon Falls, Volume 6: The End by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
A Hex for Danger by Esme Addison and Emily Durante (Narrator)
Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron
Muffin But Trouble by Victoria Hamilton and Margaret Strom (Narrator)
Muffin to Fear by Victoria Hamilton and Margaret Strom (narrator)
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball by Russell Ginns
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier
What the Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
When Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon
When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)

September 2021 Sources

September 2021 Summary

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.

Talking as Fast as I Can: 10/04/21

Talking as Fast as I Can

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham was written during the time the Netflix Gilmore Girls movies were being filmed. It was released later that year around the time I was watching the original series for the first time while packing up our condo before our last move.

Lauren Graham played Lorelai Gilmore and from this book I would upgrade "played" to "embodied." So much of her costuming and props were from her personal collection.

Outside of the Gilmore Girls, I'm not really familiar with Graham's career. For example, I haven't seen any episodes of Parenthood, the other series she had a long role in. But I liked the title o her memoir and was curious.

Of all the recent celebrity memoirs I've read recently, Talking as Fast as I Can is one of my favorites. It's up there in humor, engagement, and practical advice as If Someone Says “You Complete Me," RUN! by Whoopi Goldberg (2015).

Graham writes as if we're reading one side of a lengthy conversation. She covers the early bits of her life and career but doesn't turn the events into something that reads like a very dull book report. Instead of going through every year in finite detail, we're giving the highlights.

The part, though, that Graham expands upon is the part I was most interested in — namely the filming of the original series and the later Netflix movies. So many of these memoirs skip over the parts the authors are best known for to expand upon other events they'd rather be known for. In Graham's case, she clearly loved playing Lorelai Gilmore and doesn't mind talking about the show.

Four stars

Comments (0)

Lab puppy
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:

Twitter Tumblr Mastadon Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2024 Sarah Sammis