From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls
Well, it’s pretty far to say that Lauren Graham is currently winning on two fronts.
As an author and actress, she is undoubtedly transforming into a real gem and inspiration for thousands of people all across the globe.
We were skeptical about the possibility of her excelling in two fields, but she proved us wrong.
Let’s delve into her message!
Who Should Read “Talking as Fast as I Can”? And Why?
How fast can you talk?
Is it the speed of uttering words, or the concept of saying the right ones?
Well, the narrative behind this interesting book places emphasis on life as a whole, and how things unfold.
As such, it would be totally imprudent to exclude a group of people or to prioritize one over the other. With that said, we believe that “Talking as Fast as I Can” deserves all the merits and as such it’s suitable for everyone.
About Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham’s recent achievements can’t be put into words. Critics describe her recent take off in the professional realm as merely a glimpse of her unwavering potential.
We couldn’t agree more.
She is the author of:
- In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It
- Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel
“Talking as Fast as I Can PDF Summary”
In the beginning, Lauren looks back at some of the things that hold a special place in her memory. Born in Hawaii, Lauren didn’t have enough time to work on her tan, as they moved to Japan shortly afterward.
While in Tokyo, she discovered that her favorite food is in fact: mashed peas. They had to stay with her grandmother for a while and had a Japanese nanny, who Lauren loved dearly. She even remembers that her first word in Japanese was o-heso (which can be roughly translated into belly button).
Lauren’s mother grew up in Japan and had no problems at speaking in Japanese.
Back in the days, when there were just a couple of TV channels in the States and even fewer in other countries, her mom was aired on national TV in Japan.
Appearing on a TV with the size of a tablet, Lauren’s mother as a non-native Japanese speaker got the attention of Japan.
Her rise to prominence and traveling made it difficult to fulfill the traditional duties as a mother and wife.
As a result of that, her parents decided to go separate ways, because they couldn’t make their marriage work. The urge to pursue a career as a singer urged Lauren’s mom to split up her marriage in a friendly manner. Soon afterward, Lauren was on a plane to the US.
For quite some time, she recalls of sleeping on a bunk-bed-type placed in the kitchen. Their “residence” was actually a houseboat, which from today’s perspective seems kind of weird when you think about it. So, Lauren decides to call her dad and find out what was the reason behind it.
The chit-chat didn’t pan out as well as Lauren had imagined. After a lot of beating around the bush, we finally get to the bottom of the mystery:
It was a strange place, I’ll admit, that marina—but friendly. Very bohemian.
Everybody there was sort of dropping out from society, which we were too, in a way—for weeks after we’d left D.C., I’m pretty sure my mother still thought I worked on Capitol Hill.
But I got to spend more time with you, which was 13 the goal. It was beautiful there.
We drove around a lot and went to the beach.
It probably seems strange to you now, but it was a 1970s thing to do, I guess. And we had fun.
No one knows why, but most of the people back in the days had some weird perception regarding the life of an actor. The closest thing you’ll ever get to watch on TV was Star Search and perhaps American Idol.
Same as nowadays, there were some major publications all working in feverish haste to publish the latest scandal or rumor.
We are pretty sure that it won’t come as a shock to you but back then, you couldn’t lean on Social Platforms to get media coverage.
Despite all of this and the lack of genuine knowledge of what to expect once she unleashes her talent, Lauren was determined to enter the big door in Broadway.
In the meantime, Lauren exerted herself to become a member of Actors’ Equity to fuel her ascend. She realized that one of the ways to achieve that was to earn enough hours in order to get in line for membership.
There was a faster route, but it was even harder to pull off. She had to figure out a way to get casted in an Equity role. As it turns out, that was easier said than done. Lauren put a lot of pressure on herself, especially on the part “special skills.”
It’s hard to stand out from the rest if you don’t possess a special set of skills and flair that will eventually put you on the pedestal.
Many actors were auditioned, and Lauren miraculously managed to leave a very good first impression. Maybe even too good, for the directors and members of the Equity Company.
During the audition, Lauren was caught off guard, and her vulnerability appeared on the surface.
At one point, she felt like a failure because in her opinion some of the things could have been done a lot better. The overall embracement took a toll on her performance as she realized that there’s still a lot of ground to cover.
Yes, it became clear that Lauren wasn’t psyched up for the challenge, mostly due to her burning desire to obtain the Equity card. When you are prepared to cling on anything out of desperation, you know that something isn’t right.
Years later, Lauren pushed her way through the obstacles and made it to Broadway.
It was one of those moments; you’re so thrilled that you don’t know how to react. It was literally a dream come true.
It was not all milk and honey, to say the least, but there is some magic in the idea of exceeding your expectations day in and day out.
Lauren was also given the honors to play Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.
The Rise of Gilmore Girls
The Gilmore Girls script was delivered to Lauren’s home, long before the whole show commenced. On the flip side, she didn’t read it the first time. Lauren acknowledged the possibility of becoming too fond of the storyline and feared that a potential bond could end in separation.
But, despite this early pessimism, she was still in the game!
The whole world turned upside down the minute Lauren got the role to play Lorelai Gilmore, the thirty-two-year-old mother of a sixteen-year-old girl.
People close to her voiced concerns about the potential twist that could happen if her character gets the wrong label as the “Mom.” Lauren Graham claimed that she never once thought about that, and even less worry about something like that.
Lauren quickly realized that she is not one of those actors/actresses who want to see and critically observe themselves onstage.
When you’re committed to such an important project that does 22 episodes per season, you must know where you draw the line. Watching every single scene could take too much of your time, and make you totally engrossed into it.
Why would someone consider Gilmore Girls to be special?
Is it really that easy to discern it from all the rest? – Lauren had fallen in love with the script, and the story it portrays.
Later on, you’ll come to some important details that explain why Lauren craved to return and be a part of Gilmore Girls, once more.
It surely wasn’t easy for Lauren to say goodbye. As an “unemployed” actor afterward, she struggled to organize her daily activities, and cope with the new lifestyle. When that transition emerges, it’s tough to move on, especially when you were a part of a successful project such as Parenthood or Gilmore Girls.
The same holds true for other professions or jobs that are just as enjoyable as Parenthood.
It was a confusing time for Lauren, as she tried to get through this tough period in life.
When things get out of hand, we feel this need to ask for help, or at least to have someone special who can lighten the burden.
On the other side of the fence, are those moments when you feel so excited about something that you can barely sit still. Don’t you just hate it when a person you know, or a celebrity can’t keep their mouth shut about having a brand-new car, or getting a raise, or whatever?
Are we done here? – How lucky they feel; it’s not our primary concern!
Lauren believed that the same reaction would ensue after appearing on a show like Parenthood. Nobody actually believed that Lauren could be as annoying as that, but let’s give her the benefit of the doubt, shall we?!
In this chapter, Lauren lavishes praise upon the cast, the crew, the screenwriters, the directors, all the fellow actors, and proves her point.
One big family is how she prefers to describe it!
Key Lessons from “Talking as Fast as I Can”
1. Keep the fire burning
2. Find the beauty in the small things
3. Don’t abandon your dreams
Keep the fire burning
When things get rough, people often collapse on all fronts. You must not succumb to this pressure, and keep this momentum going.
Before you know it, life will tip the scale in your favor without any preparation whatsoever.
Your job is never to give up and keep blazing the trail for others.
Find the beauty in the small things
Like we said, somewhere down the road you’ll get greedy. You’ll forget about the things that made you happy and filled you with excitement regardless of their trivial nature.
Never fall under the thumb of “more” just keep pushing but remain vigilant.
That is the formula for achieving ultimate prosperity.
Don’t abandon your dreams
If you are given the option to fast forward to all the great moments and skip the hardship, what would you do?
If you are like most people, you’d probably take the fast track to success. But in doing so, you’ll abandon your dreams, which are consisted of both dangers and rewards.
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Our Critical Review
We highly doubt that you haven’t watched at least a single episode of Gilmore Girls, but if that’s the case, we urge you to give it a go.
Apart from that, we love how personal and enlightening this book is. It truly opens us our eyes to the fluidity of life, and how we can leverage that.
You should most definitely give it a quick read.