All right y’all, I am not going to lie to you…I picked up this book first and foremost because I am a huge Gilmore girls fan! Lauren Graham plays Lorelai Gilmore in the series and that character is everything I want to be when I grow up! She’s funny, she’s a smart business woman, she’s the best friend everyone wants and she’s got a capacity for handling caffeine that I can only aspire to. So being a huge fan of her character on screen and how talented she is as an actor, I thought if as a writer that she was even half as talented then this book would actually be amazing. And spoiler alert – I was not disappointed!
This book is a non-fiction memoir written by Lauren Graham. It’s her story, in her own words, from how she got started in acting all the way through her career to the Gilmore Girls revival which aired last year in 2017. And just as I had hoped, it felt really personal and honest. Reading it feels like you’re sitting down and talking with a friend. Lauren’s writing style is very light and funny but she still manages to pull you in and get you to really care about what she’s saying.
You start off with her in those early years and you’re really rooting for her to get her big break! Then as she reaches each milestone you get more and more excited and then you want to celebrate with her as she reaches the pinnacle point of her career (so far!). I don’t want to give away too much of her story but if you’re a fan of hers at all, whether its due to Gilmore Girls or not, I think you’d enjoy reading what she has to say.
And of course, for those of you who are die hard Gilmore Girls fans, she does give you a bit of an inside look into the show. It’s kind of interesting to learn about how things happened behind the scenes, her relationship with Alexis Bledel and how the revival came to be. She also touches on Parenthood, which was another major role for her (a brilliant one at that!) and what I found interesting is how her character in each of these two major shows were so different but yet they both shaped her and helped to define her career.
So would I recommend this book? If you couldn’t tell by all the previous gushing and major girl-crushing above – yes, i would absolutely recommend that you give this a read!
Let me know what sort of non-fiction memoirs you’ve read lately that should make it onto my list!
Until next time friends, keeping living that beautiful life! ❤