Number of Pages: 226
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Rating: out of 5 stars
Story Perspective: First-Person
Themes: Life lessons, Growth, Persistence, Reflection, Love
A sweet, humor-filled, and inspiring memoir of the talented Lauren Graham. There are anecdotes, pictures (from childhood to adult years), journal entries, and so much more exploring Graham’s experiences.
Absolutely a joy to read! I found myself flipping through the pages so quickly, re-reading certain parts for fun, and was able to finish this super quick.
Gilmore Girls is one my all-time favorite shows that I have watched and re-watched three times through. Lauren Graham did such a fabulous job playing Lorelei Gilmore, so I was so excited to read this one and it did not let me down. Her writing style is smooth, easy-to-follow, and has a humorous tone. Her anecdotes were interesting, fun, and gave a sense of optimism. I can see this being a nice guidebook of sorts to help those who want to accomplish a goal, like becoming an actor or even writing a book.
One of the best things I took away from this book is in regards to writing. Ms. Graham stated that friend and successful Don Roos shared something that helped her with writing her book; he called it the “The Kitchen Timer”. This list changed Graham’s life as a writer, and after reading it, I can see why. What I took away from it was the fact of making it a goal to set an hour each day to write, or half an hour if an hour is too much. The goal, though, is to spend time writing or at least thinking about your writing project everyday – on the computer, in a journal, etc. It could even be just staring at the computer, but making sure there are no distractions. What’s important is to set aside some time everyday, and don’t try to “catch up” after a missed day. I love this. I find it so inspiring and I think it’s helped me, too.
Another favorite aspect of this book is the talk about Gilmore Girls. Ms. Graham watched every episode of the original seven seasons and shared some thoughts about each season. I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to watch herself acting; it must have been such an odd and perhaps inspiring experience?
Overall, I loved this book and see myself revisiting certain sections or maybe even the whole book since it was such a delight to read.