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Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham | Book Review

Sorry for interrupting blogmas yet again, but I’ve been reading up a storm this week! Before we get into this review, we must talk Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life… please tell me I’m not the only one who cried pretty much solidly from the middle of summer until the end of fall! I loved it so much, I’ve watched it three times already… I’m sure you can imagine why this review is here!
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for so long, I have always loved Lauren Graham and was really interested to read something she’s written, I think after reading this I’m going to check out her novel at some stage, it intrigues me.
Before we get down to talking about what I read, let’s start with how I read it… I originally preordered the plain, old eBook, but after reading the first few pages I changed my mind and bought the audiobook too. Learn from my mistake, just buy the audiobook (unless you want to look at the pictures, then you might want both, but I’ll leave that up to you. At first, I tried listening to it at normal speed, but it felt weird and I had to up it to 1.5x the pace to get the Lorelai effect!
As it’s an autobiography, there is a lot of information about Lauren Graham’s life and early career, which I actually found really interesting. Hearing about her childhood, the beginning of her career, her time hustling and working multiple jobs, it really showed a new side to her that I liked getting to know.
I was a particular fan of the part where she talked about ‘ageing gracefully’… PLEASE HOLLYWOOD! LISTEN TO LAUREN!
Although all that was interesting, if you’re anything like me, you were there for Lorelai. I really loved listening to her talk about the episodes, it felt like sitting down and binge watching the series with an old friend – very special.
I can hear you all now ‘wow, Abby has been so positive in this review, I wonder will she finally give a 5/5 stars?!’ I’m sorry to report that today is not the day. It’s not necessarily a problem with this book, but rather a lack of appreciation for non-fiction generally. Despite loving the information and the inside look at the whole Gilmore Girls world, I was still glad to finish. I think, ultimately, I’m a fiction girl at heart. If you love biographies this is a good one (I think, I don’t class myself as any sort of expert as I’m fairly certain that this is the first biography I’ve ever finished).
Overall, I did enjoy this book, hence the 4/5 stars, but I don’t think I’ll be reading it again in a hurry. Definitely download the audiobook, it’s much better, block yourself out a couple of hours and just breeze through it. Have a girly night in; paint your nails, wear a face mask, clean your kitchen, declutter your wardrobe – it’s the perfect relaxation soundtrack.
My love for Lauren and Lorelai will forever endure.

10 thoughts on “Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham | Book Review

  1. This is one book I have been on the fence about. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews and although I love Gilmore Girls that doesn’t necessarily mean I will love an autobiography. But it seems pretty short so it might be something to take out from the library and give a shot.

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  2. My review will be up tomorrow! While I loved getting to know Lauren, I felt like it lacked some “meat”. Every actress seems to default to the same chapters- dating, aging, fitness, etc. I did enjoy the essays on GG but there could have been a little more! Cheers 🙂

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