Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham

2016 has been The-Year-of-the-Memoir for me. I have been reading them like crazy. While I did not watch Gilmore Girls, I did watch Parenthood faithfully and became a huge fan of Lauren Graham. Lauren just seems like a woman I would have all kinds of fun with. After reading her new collection of essays, my suspicions were confirmed. This is one witty, funny, real and talented lady.

 

Graham writes her essays in the same fashion that I imagine she would tell a story to your face. As you are reading, you feel like she is sitting next to you with a mug of coffee rambling on about this thing and that thing. She has no problem making fun of herself. She gives great advice in the voice of her alter ego, Old Lady Jackson. For someone who has spent many years of her life as a celebrity, Lauren appears to have some old-fashioned values unspoiled by fame- a real sense of self.

 

For all of you Gilmore Girls fans out there, I have no doubt you will love the essay on filming the reboot, A Year in the Life. Graham recounts her most memorable moments on set, the emotions involved in being reunited with her television family and friends. After reading her memoir, I am trying to figure out how I am going to make time to watch all eight seasons featuring the now infamous mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory.

~ Leslie M.