Published by Ballantine Books on November 29th 2016
Genres: Audiobook, Autobiography, Nonfiction
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In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller."This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I'm talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called 'you're so much taller than the other kids.' But no! I'm talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn't sure I'd ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick." (Lauren Graham)
I love this so much. I cannot find words to tell you guys how much I loved this. I adore Lauren Graham. In my heart of hearts I hope that she is as genuine as she appears to be in interviews and in this book. I opted for the audiobook version of this and OMG, that may have actually been the best choice I made this year. It’s still early, but my goodness it was glorious.
You wanna know why? Because it was narrated by LAUREN GRAHAM. It was like sitting down with her and listening to the behind the scenes story of her life. From her childhood and her award-worthy performance in Hello, Dolly! in high school to auditioning for Gilmore Girls and working on Parenthood. It all culminates in A Year in the Life. There is a section of the book where she rewatches the entire GG series and provides commentary on hairstyles, outfits, guest stars, storyline and speed of speech. The book is full of singing and jokes and such sincere heart-felt stories that even I got nostalgic. It was fascinating and funny. I recommend it to everyone, most especially if you are a fan of GG.
My only complaint is that it was too short. I need more. I’m like an addict and the only cure is more cowbell. And by cowbell I mean Lauren Graham. 5 big bright beautiful stars to this one.
2016 Books Read: 27/20
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