I love Lauren Graham. I mean, not really, but figuratively… If you don’t know her, she’s an actor in one of my favorite shows ever. I fell in love with her during her seven year run as Lorelai Gilmore in the Gilmore Girls, where she is witty, charming and funny, as she tries to have a career, family and a relationship in a world that often seems stacked against us.
Her fast talking and wit became a hallmark of the show, along with her commitment-phobia, love of coffee and a good burger, and fierce commitment to her daughter. She was a teenage mom who went from high school dropout to manager of a boutique inn, and tried to mend her fractured relationship with her parents so her daughter could have the best opportunities in life. I was enthralled, and sad when it ended.
This book is a memoir that discusses her career and rise to fame, and focuses quite a bit on Gilmore Girls and its impact on Graham’s life. She treats it as a bit of a tell-all, although according to Graham, there isn’t a lot of gossip to be had. The actors genuinely loved and cared for one another and it showed.
She explains her early acting career, how she got the Gilmore Girls part, and even dives into her personal life to a degree. I don’t really follow celebrities, but Graham is a woman I could see myself going camping with. It helps that she knows her way around an REI store.
The book is funny and insightful; and basically all the things you would expect a memoir by Lauren Graham to be. Graham reads the audio book version and I think she did a great job.