Talking As Fast As I Can popped up as a Kindle deal recently so I bought it. I read and enjoyed Lauren Graham’s novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe. Talking As Fast As I Can is non-fiction, but I figured I’d like it and it would be a pretty quick read. I was right on both counts.
Graham is better known as an actress than a writer. She’s appeared in several of my favorite shows (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), and some good movies, too.
Talking As Fast As I Can is part memoir, part behind-the-scenes glimpses of life on the set of both iterations of Gilmore Girls. Graham’s “voice” is conversational and fun, and reading her book is like sitting with a girlfriend and chatting over coffee or a glass of Chardonnay.
I enjoy Graham’s shows and her characters and I know it’s highly likely an actor or actress is nothing like the characters they play. But Graham’s love for her Lorelai Gilmore and Sarah Braverman characters, as well as her cast and crew mates, shines through the pages.
I liked the tone and pace and funny asides Graham inserts. I recommend it for anyone who loves Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, or is a Lauren Graham fan.
What I’m reading this week:
I’m lucky enough to be on Susan Mallery’s release team, so I’m deep into her next book coming out in July, When We Found Home. It’s sooo good.
On my Kindle, I’m reading Sarah Andre’s Tall, Dark, and Damaged. Also really good! I’m at the part where I think something really scary and bad and thrilling is about to happen, so I forced myself to put it down at 11:00 last night, because otherwise I knew I’d be up all night to finish it and I have to much to do today!
For non-fiction, I’m reading The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister. It was a gift from a friend and I just got to it this week, and I’m loving it! It’s about growing older and the gifts we receive from aging and the gifts we can still give others.
Watch for reviews of these in the coming weeks!
Question for you: Is there an actress or actor you think should write a book? Who? What do you want to hear about?