Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham, was a good choice for my first book of the year. It’s a light-hearted book with quirky stories of her life and how she became an actress. I picked up this book because of the Gilmore Girls reboot on Netflix. I watched all the episodes in real time years ago, but this past summer I re-watched the entire series. It was a bit nostalgic for me, as well as Lauren, because I remembered where I was when I first watched the show.
I even made my friend, Brian, stand in a two hour line out in the freezing cold to go drink coffee at a Luke’s Diner pop-up all the way in Geneva. I’m glad we can laugh about our experience now! I liked the new episodes. I thought they were entertaining and wrapped up where the show had left off before. I’m wondering if there will be another season because as Lauren hints, the ending was bit of a cliffhanger, not an end-end. Well, time will tell if that happens.
While reading the book, I kept thinking that we would be great friends in real life. She’s so funny and very relatable. I actually laughed out loud at some parts and even cried. She has some really great relationship and life advice that actually make sense. She also talks about Parenthood, another great tear-jerker-of-a-show. I liked reading about some of the behind the scenes things that happened on both of these shows.
If you like either of these shows or need an uplifting read, I recommend this book.