I think anyone knows me knows that I’m at least 1/3 Gilmore Girl. I basically live and breathe the series and I constantly am watching it over, and over again. So, it’s safe to say I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Lauren Graham’s new book, Talking As Fast As I Can
From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between).
I discovered the Gilmore Girls at university, and only was able to watch random episodes here and there. I actually watched the show out of order to begin with, then finally watched the whole series through (you know, when the internet got better). 10 years later, I still haven’t stopped watching and loving this wonderful show. When I began watching it, I was that bookish teen, exactly Rory’s age, and now I’m the same age as Lorelai was at the beginning of Season 1, with my own daughter. It’s come full circle for me.
So as part of this tour, I’ll be sharing my favourite Lorelai moments and also giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner!
My favourite Lorelai moments
I basically love everything that comes out of Lorelai’s mouth, so it’s really hard to narrow it down to specific moments. She’s so witty and every scene with her is a big burst of fun and energy and she comes up with the best one liners. I wanted to stay away from the obvious big scenes (like Rory’s graduation–that speech makes me tear up every time), so I’ve picked four choices that are a little less obvious but still show us that Lorelai we know and love.
Asking Dean out for Rory
I loved this because it showed that special bond that Lorelai had with Rory. Lorelai inadvertantly asked out Dean for Dean and Rory’s first ‘hang out date thing’. Any other kid would have hated her mom for this, but Lorelai did everything to make it as great for Rory as possible, including picking her outfit and keeping out of the way when she saw the sparks flying between Rory and Dean. She managed to be cool mom, but also give Dean her version of ‘the talk’. Basically, this is ideal parenting and showed just how much she loves her daughter.
Calming Sookie Down
When Lorelai and Sookie were planning a Lord of the Rings children’s party, a heavily pregnant Sookie didn’t quite make any kid’s food (unless mac and cheese with a jalapeno chipotle cream sauce counts…). Lorelai goes into her problem solving mode and saves the day with decorate your own cupcakes. Sookie doesn’t think she’ll be a good parent because she doesn’t like kids and Lorelai reassures her that she’ll be a great mother. I love Lorelai and Sookie’s friendship and this scene is so lovely between them.
Taking Over April’s Birthday Party
I was never down with Luke keeping Lorelai away from April situation and this episode proved it. After Luke attempts to throw April the dullest birthday party ever, he calls Lorelai in to save the day. Lorelai is a party planning queen and she ends up doing makeovers, a showing of Pretty in Pink and a sleepover. This is why Lorelai and Luke’s relationship works – because they are so different but they compliment each other really well. Plus, I loved that Lorelai jumped in to help Luke, even though she has been feeling bad about the whole April situation, because that’s the kind of person she is.
There are a million more moments, especially between Lorelai and Emily that I wish I could go on and on about, but alas those three will have to do. If you ever want to chat Gilmore Girls, you know where to find me on Twitter! Also, let me know your favourite Lorelai moments in the comments below!
About Talking As Fast As I Can
From the star of the much-loved television shows Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, and the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Someday, Someday, Maybe, comes a collection of candid and hilarious essays.
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,” for the first time Graham settles in 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 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!).
Complete with black-and-white 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.
About Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham is an actress best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Someday, Maybe. Graham has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty, and Because I Said So. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles. @thelaurengraham
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