Friday 2 December 2016

Blog Tour: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Favorite Lorelai moments

I started to re-watch Gilmore Girls a little while back, while I waited for Gilmore Girls Revival to come to Netflix and some series just doesn't work well a second time. However, seeing Gilmore Girls again is like meeting old friends. And, this time I'm planning on watching the whole series since I haven't watched the last season or so.

This blog Tour is a bit different from the usual one with that this is not a review of the book (it will come). Instead, we were asked to write about a favorite Lorelai moment or a couple of favorite moments. Piece a cake? Not really since there are so many wonderful moments.

There are so many. From begging Luke for Coffee, waking Rory up when it's her birthday or all those dinners at Emily's. Lorelai and Sookie buying Dragonfly Inn, Luke and Lorelai finally getting together, etc. or the whole wonderful marathon dance episode, moments with her father like when he's in the hospital. I could go on and on with this. The more I'm thinking, more moments pop up in my mind. Like when Lorelai smell snow, or Rory's birthday party when Emily and Richard for the first time visit Lorelai's house. And all those lovely moments between Lorelai and Rory all through the seasons.

In short, I can't pick one or two, or even three. I have so many that I could probably go on and on, but I will not do that. Instead, will I ask you what's your favorite moment/moments?


About the book

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.

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