Talking as Fast as I Can Book
Score: 3.5
From 56 Ratings

Talking as Fast as I Can


  • Author : Lauren Graham
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425285183

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Talking as Fast as I Can Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. With a new bonus chapter In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”). In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her. Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (“If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (“My bungee cords now earn points!”). Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.

Talking As Fast As I Can Book
Score: 3.5
From 57 Ratings

Talking As Fast As I Can


  • Author : Lauren Graham
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349009698

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Talking As Fast As I Can Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. In Talking As Fast As I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, "Did you, um, make it?" She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood ("Strangers were worried about me; that's how long I was single!"), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge onProject Runway ("It's like I had a fashion-induced blackout"). In "What It Was Like, Part One," Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay "What It Was Like, Part Two" reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her. Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she's aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls ("If you're meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you've already set the bar too high"), and she's a card-carrying REI shopper ("My bungee cords now earn points!"). Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and-of course-talking as fast as you can. Don't miss Lauren Graham's book of advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself , IN CONCLUSION, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

In Conclusion  Don t Worry About It Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

In Conclusion Don t Worry About It


  • Author : Lauren Graham
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524799601

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In Conclusion Don t Worry About It Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe. “If you’re kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don’t worry about it. Even without any ‘big’ accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough.” In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. “Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.” In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life. “I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had successes and senior slumps. I’ve been the girl who has the lead, and the one who wished she had the bigger part. The truth? They don’t feel that different from each other.”

Someday  Someday  Maybe Book
Score: 3.5
From 45 Ratings

Someday Someday Maybe


  • Author : Lauren Graham
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345532756

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Someday Someday Maybe Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead―and keep it together―in New York City. It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates―her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer―are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn’t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she’d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything—and finding a hair product combination that works. Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for. Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It’s about finding love, finding yourself, and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job. Pra

The Gilmore Girls Companion Book

The Gilmore Girls Companion


  • Author : A.S. Berman
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Have I Told You This Already  Book

Have I Told You This Already


  • Author : Lauren Graham
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593355435

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Have I Told You This Already Excerpt :

Candid, insightful, and wildly entertaining essays about life, love, and lessons learned as an actress in Hollywood, from the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and New York Times bestselling author of Talking as Fast as I Can. With her signature sense of humor and down-to-earth storytelling, Lauren Graham opens up about her years working in the entertainment business—from the sublime to the ridiculous—and shares personal stories about everything from family and friendship to the challenges of aging gracefully in Hollywood. In "RIP Barneys New York," she writes about an early job as a salesperson at the legendary department store—and the time she inadvertently shoplifted; in "Ne Oublie" she warns us about the perils of coming from an extremely forgetful family; and in "Actor-y Factory" she recounts what a day in the life of an actor looks like (unless you’re Brad Pitt). Filled with surprising anecdotes, sage advice, and laugh-out-loud observations, Graham's latest collection of all-new, original essays showcases the winning charm and wit that she's known for.

All Over the Place Book

All Over the Place


  • Author : Geraldine DeRuiter
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610397643

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Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her. Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are.

Seriously   Cancer  I Do Not Have Time for This  Book

Seriously Cancer I Do Not Have Time for This


  • Author : Lauren Graham
  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • Release Date : 2013-06-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462406029

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Lauren Graham was three weeks away from turning twenty-oneloving college life, her friends, and her familywhen her life was turned upside down and changed forever. She was diagnosed with cancerspecifically, with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma. In her memoir, Lauren considers the everyday life of a cancer patient and recalls all the challenges she experienced with humor and brutal honesty. Her unique storytelling, presented through the e-mails that she wrote over the course of nearly three years of cancer treatments, provides an intimate window into her struggle with cancer. Week by week, month by month, and treatment by treatment, she shares her journey and experiences in group e-mails to family and friends with wit, fear, stubbornness, faith, and candor. After recounting the procedures, tests, and general medical things she experienced, she ends each e-mail with several wonderful quotes, which offer as much solace to her as they would to those reading her e-mails. SeriouslyCancer? I Do Not Have Time for This! tells a true story of inspiration for anyone who is facing illness or difficulties in life. Lauren is a real trooper who viewed her cancer treatment in such a positive, relatable, inspiring, and hilarious perspective. This book is a must read for all young adults battling cancer, for healthcare providers, and for families and friends supporting their loved ones during their treatment. Brenda Muriera-Noggy, senior research nurse, Leukemia/Lymphoma Department, Division of Pediatrics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Coffee at Luke s Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Coffee at Luke s


  • Author : Jennifer Crusie
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-05-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935251156

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Coffee at Luke s Excerpt :

In the fall of 2000, Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. With the show in its seventh season on the fledgling CW, Coffee at Luke's is the perfect look at what has made the show such a clever, beloved part of the television landscape for so long. What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend? How is Gilmore Girls anti-family, at least in the traditional sense? What's a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive? And how is creator Amy Sherman-Palladino like Emily Gilmore? From the show's class consciousness to the way the characters are shaped by the books they read, the music they listen to and the movies they watch, Coffee at Luke's looks at the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking underpinnings of smart viewer's Tuesday night television staple, and takes them further into Stars Hollow than they've ever been before.

Lightfoot Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Lightfoot


  • Author : Nicholas Jennings
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143199205

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Legislative Assembly of Ontario Speaker's Book Award Nominated for the 2018 Heritage Toronto Award - Historical Writing: Book The definitive, full-access story of the life and songs of Canada's legendary troubadour Gordon Lightfoot’s name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. His music defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s, topped charts and sold millions. He is unquestionably Canada’s greatest songwriter, and an international star who has performed on the world’s biggest stages. While Lightfoot’s songs are well known, the man behind them is elusive. He’s never allowed his life to be chronicled in a book—until now. Biographer Nick Jennings has had unprecedented access to the notoriously reticent musician. Lightfoot takes us deep inside the artist’s world, from his idyllic childhood in Orillia, the wild sixties, and his canoe trips into Canada’s North to his heady times atop the music world. Jennings explores the toll that success took on his personal life—including his troubled relationships, his battle with alcohol and his near-death experiences—and the extraordinary drive and tenacity that pulled him through it all. Rich in voices from fellow musicians, close friends, Lightfoot’s family and the singer’s own reminiscences, the biography tells the stories behind some of his best-known love songs, including “Beautiful” and “Song for a Winter’s Night,” as well as the infidelity and divorce that resulted in classics like “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind.” Kris Kristofferson has called Lightfoot’s songs “some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time.” Lightfoot is an unforgettable portrait of a treasured singer-songwriter, an artist whose work has been covered by everyone from Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand and Nico to Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Gord Downie. Revealing and insightful, Lightfoot is

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Book
Score: 3.5
From 71 Ratings

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running


  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373083

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Excerpt :

From the best-selling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After Dark, a rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running, and the integral impact both have made on his life. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and–even more important–on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and includes settings ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after the age of fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

Stars Hollow Book

Stars Hollow


  • Author : Caitlin Monachino
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1735546526

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Brothers on Life Book

Brothers on Life


  • Author : Matt Czuchry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Brothers
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 0984845208

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Brothers on Life Excerpt :

Told in three acts, these pages of youth, death, philosophy, spirituality, and love are used to tap into the universal connectednessNa journey into the mind and soul told through personal reflections, childhood photographs, and the stories of two brothers, actor Matt Czuchry ("The Good Wife" and "Gilmore Girls") and psychology professor Dr. Mike Czuchry.

Scrappy Little Nobody Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Scrappy Little Nobody


  • Author : Anna Kendrick
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501117220

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Scrappy Little Nobody Excerpt :

"A collection of whimsical autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air recounts memorable milestones from her New England upbringing to the blockbuster films that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses, "--Baker & Taylor.

The Phantom Tollbooth Book
Score: 4
From 77 Ratings

The Phantom Tollbooth


  • Author : Norton Juster
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394820378

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The Phantom Tollbooth Excerpt :

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.