Being in a celebrity memoir reading kick and being a Gilmore Girls fan, I knew I wanted to get my hands on Lauren Graham’s new book Talking As Fast As I Can. I quickly put my name on the waiting list for my library to borrow the audiobook. I had to wait a couple weeks, but for the most part it was worth it.
I say for the most part because I didn’t LOVE it like I thought I would.
I wasn’t sure what I was really expecting, but something just didn’t click for me. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed listing to Lauren Graham speak, but I think ultimately I didn’t understand that the book was primarily focused on Gilmore Girls.
It was really interesting to hear from Lauren’s POV about the before and during parts of Gilmore Girls, both times, but there weren’t as many great stories as I thought there would be. I also wished that she dived a little more into stories about before she really started to get acting jobs. The stories she did tell were interesting and I enjoyed them, but it just sounded like I was listening to a Gilmore Girls episode, but without watching it.
Which I get is probably the main point of the book.
I also wish someone warned that she put around twenty pictures in the book, which of course you can’t see if you’re just listening to the audiobook version. So that was annoying, but didn’t hinder the experience too much. I honestly think that I should have just borrowed the hard copy of this book and read it instead of listening to it – I think I would have enjoyed the stories a lot more.
I definitely enjoyed this one, but I just didn’t love it like I desperately wanted to. I am excited to see what new fiction books she writes though!
What did you think?