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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.

With a new bonus chapter

From the star of the much-loved television shows Gilmore Girls and Parenthood and the author of the bestselling novel Someday, Someday, Maybe comes a collection of candid and hilarious essays.

In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing stories about growing up, dating, and starting out as an actress. Some things you’ll learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that being set up with 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!”).

Lauren also sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as Lorelai Gilmore and how it felt to pick up the role nine years after the first series concluded. Complete with photos and excerpts from the diary Lauren kept during the filming of 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.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143788966

    November 27, 2017

    Penguin

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143784876

    November 30, 2016

    Viking (AU Adult)

    224 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Audio Book

    9781524708931

    December 15, 2016

    Audio RH USA

    RRP $54.99

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  • EBook

    9781760143565

    November 30, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    224 pages

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