My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: November 29th, 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Celebrity, Acting
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.
Gilmore Girls is one of the best contemporary TV shows I’ve ever seen, and I used to be quite addicted to watching them.
So I needed to read this memoir by the co-star of the show, Lauren Graham.
I can’t imagine anyone not liking this lady. She is so authentic, on set and off set. She feels so… normal. Fame definitely did not turn her into someone she isn’t. I admire that.
In this non-fiction book, she talks a little about her upbringing, college years, first auditions, first jobs in the mundane world and the show business as well as her experience filming Gilmore Girls and Parenthood.
She also mentions interviewers harassing her about her love life when she didn’t have one, tricks to losing weight (there aren’t any!) and writing a novel and teases us with future plans.
I love that she didn’t become who she is easily the most. She didn’t grow up with two superstar parents; she really had to work to get where she is today. And I love how most of the time she doesn’t seem to realize how lucky and beloved she is.
It’s lovely to see how much Lauren Graham identifies with Lorelai Gilmore, as if they are a single person, not two distinct entities.
Short, honest, fast-paced and humorous, do not miss on Lauren Graham’s new book!
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