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On the Books: Lauren Graham’s writing as charming as onscreen characters – Wilkes Barre Times

I’ve been a fan of actress Lauren Graham since she first starred on “Gilmore Girls.”

When Netflix picked up a four-part “Gilmore Girls” revival, I rewatched the entire run of the original show last summer. At the end, I decided I would miss Lauren Graham so much that I binge watched her next show, “Parenthood” (which is fantastic).

I still can’t get enough of Graham, so I was thrilled to read her collection of essays, “Talking As Fast As I Can.” I’ve previously reviewed her novel, “Someday, Someday Maybe” (which I highly recommend) and enjoyed her voice as a writer.

“Talking As Fast As I Can” is even better. Graham’s written voice is so warm and lovely that, by the end of the book, you feel like her best friend. She’s someone who you would feel comfortable having a margarita with or dishing about a TV show with. She’s charming, funny and self-deprecating.

Graham takes readers on a tour of her life as an actress: from her early days as a young equity actress to the recent “Gilmore Girls” resurrection. She shares humorous anecdotes about how she came to make it as an actor, even as in the present time, she wonders if she has actually “made it” and what that actually means.

She discusses being single in Hollywood, and, without going into too much personal detail, how she fell in love with her “Parenthood” co-star Peter Krause. She shares the story of how she was a terrible judge on Project Runway and how she tried to be vegan just to be better friends with Ellen DeGeneres.

As a fan of her most well-known TV roles, I loved the chapter where she rewatched “Gilmore Girls” and reviewed the fashion and hair of her character, as well as her favorite moments of each season. Some of her

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