Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)

Written by:
Lauren Graham
Narrated by:
Lauren Graham

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2016
4 hours 36 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”).

In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.

Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (“If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (“My bungee cords now earn points!”).

Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.

Includes a PDF of Photos from the Book
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Jamie W

Absolutely wonderful book and Lauren reads it so well

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Beth C

Loved it! Kept me laughing, rather than crying, after dropping my son off at college and driving home.

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Veronica M

I love the way Lauren Graham read her audio book. I felt like Lorelei was back in character almost. I couldnt stop listening. I finished the book in one day. I highly recommend this book. Well worth it!!

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Heather S

Listening to Lauren Graham read this book is the only way to go! She is hilarious! Her comedic timing in her writing is great but then to actually have her fantastic, talented, self read it is just pure delight! I laughed the entire time. Lauren Graham really has the whole "Hollywood" thing figured out. If only we could all have our heads on this straight!

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Jennifer T.

What a hilarious listen. I have always loved Lauren Graham and am a huge Gilmore Girls fan and I loved Parenthood as well. This book was funny, I normally don't laugh out loud at things, but during this listen, I did. Lauren is a wonderful narrator and great to listen to. This was truly a joy to listen to, and when it ended I was a little sad. Gilmore Girls forever ❤️

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Johana M.

Now I understand why Mae says when you read Lauren´s books it's like you are talking to her, I loved it and that´s a lot to say from someone who doesn't like books, here I come Have I told you this already!

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Cláudia S.

Lauren is amazing! I couldn’t stop listening to it!

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AnnMarie L.

love Lauren Graham

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Katie Acomb

funny, goofy and widely entertaining

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Angie F.

Loved it!! Can't wait to hear listen to her other books now too!!

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Mallory H.

It's been so long since I was like "What? No!" when getting to the conclusion of a book. Thank you, Lauren Graham!

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Amazing listened every day for a month straight

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Nick H.

Great book to listen to.

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I loved this book and have Lauran as the narrator as well was wonderful.

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Janine M.

Funny and entertaining!

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I love Lauren Graham & love that she was the narrator of her book!

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Jody T

Fun book! Lauren Graham is so funny. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much.

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Allyson Feltenz

While growing up watching Gilmore Girls and being able to see the reboot on Netflix, I just knew I had to read this book. Not only do I love her as an actress but reading her book was just as amazing and I felt like a kid watching her in tv. This book was very funny and sarcastic and FAST. I got through it in one night. It was a bittersweet end to my Gilmore Girl experience.

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Kristen Threadgill

Amazing book. I'm so glad I chose the audio book to hear Lauren tell her own story.

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Kate Mcquarry

Great book, even better narration!

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Danielle Woods

I never watched Gilmore Girls but enjoyed Lauren's wit and stories from her journey. Very entertaining!!

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Andrea Holmes

Great book. I enjoyed listening to it on my commute and it made the drive fly by. Lauren Graham is a wonderful narrator as well.

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Erin Amadon

Fantastic! The fact that Lauren Graham is the narrator makes this book even better. The story is fun, comedic, and entertaining. Highly recommend to anybody who is a fan of Lauren or Gilmore Girls.

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Erica Showalter

So good!! Laughed out loud through the whole thing!!

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dana Maxson

This is a wonderful and insightful read! The author does an amazing job I'm not to be telling her own story lots of interesting facts about behind-the-scenes both Parenthood and Gilmore Girls. Lauren, does a fabulous job near writing this book as well. I can't imagine anyone but her being the narrator. It was spot on perfect!

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Samie Sauls

Absolutely loved it!!!

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Ashley Hunter

Loved it! So cool to get all of these insights! I love Gilmore Girls and parenthood so very much!!

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