Book Review | In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

I really like Lauren Graham. She was wonderful Gilmore Girls, which is where I first saw her. I thought she was a very talented actress. Later I learned that she had also authored some books. I’m a fan of her book, Someday, Someday, Maybe and also enjoyed Talking as Fast as I Can.

Both of these were good books. This book left me dissatisfied. It’s not that the advice in this very short, 52 page book is not good, it just that I don’t think it needed to be a book and I don’t know what the reasoning for publishing it was other than maybe that Graham was getting a lot of press at the time since Gilmore Girls had come back on Netflix for four episodes.

Below is the book blurb…

In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. “Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.” In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life.

Thats just it, they could have just done a blog post or youtube the speech, it didn’t need to be expanded. Anyway, I still like Graham her writing and acting, I just don’t see a need for this book to exist. Save your time and read her other better works, or binge on the Gilmore Girls. I graciously gave this book 3 stars.

Book Review | Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

Talking as Fast as I Can
Talking as Fast as I Can

Yes, I am a fan of the Gilmore Girls.  I watched the first show when it was on TV and then later I watched the whole thing through on Netflix just to make sure I had not missed any episodes when it was on TV.

Later I found out that Lauren Graham had written a book, not this book.  A book called Someday, Someday, Maybe.  I was reading a post online (I forget where) and the author was writing about the best audiobooks to listen to and how great it is when the author of the book actually does the audio part as well.  After reading that article I found Someday, Someday, Maybe on audio at my local library and grabbed it.

I really enjoyed that audiobook and realized that Ms. Graham has a real talent for storytelling.  Fast forward a few months and I hear the news that a new Gilmore Girls will be launching.  I was disappointed to discover that it was more of a miniseries, with only 4 episodes.  But at least they did something, and I enjoyed that too.  It seemed to me that it was just enough to wet our appetites, but not enough to quench them.  Really too bad.

Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham from Flickr User: Genevieve

But, reading Someday, Someday, Maybe and watching the new Gilmore Girls on Netflix lead me to of course want to read Ms. Graham’s new book, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between.  I thought this was going to be a biography of sorts, but it really just focused on what it was like to film the first Gilmore Girls and then when it was done how much she missed it.  It could have been called the book about Gilmore Girls with a really long title.

She says she was very excited to film the new mini-series with Netflix and talks a lot about that project as well.  But again, I was kinda hoping it was going to read more like a biography where we get to learn a little more about Ms. Graham.  Although, it wasn’t like that we still get her witty attitude and funny jokes.  It was a very enjoyable read and as a fan of the show a win for this reader.  I felt this book earned 4 out of 5 stars.  Dinged one only because I wanted it to be more biography.

Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday, Someday, Maybe
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

I’m so excited.  I heard via Kindles and Wine, that Lauren Graham wrote a book!  Awesome for fans of the Gilmore Girls, then I read more and see that she voices her own audiobook!  I know I’m going to get this right away.  I’ve always been a fan of the Gilmore Girls, I think my sister-in-law Lisa introduced me to the show, I’m not sure.  Anyway, I’m writing this a little early since I haven’t finished listening to the book yet, I found it on Overdrive, but I had to write down how I felt about the series coming back.  Thats right, It has been confirmed by the New York Times that the show is coming back to Netflix!  No solid dates, but how awesome.  They are recording now!

So, if you will excuse me I have to go back to listening to this audiobook!

Okay, all done.  When I was down to the last 20 minutes it was hard to move forward, because I knew the book would end soon and the story and worse of all the sound of Lauren Graham’s voice.

I liked the story.  It was a good love triangle and Ms. Graham’s wit is quick which made the whole story that much more enjoyable.  The book moved fast but had a wonderful writing style that was very easy on the eyes/ears.  I was rooting for one of the guys as soon as he was introduced and that was a fun way to listen to the book.  This audiobook earned 4 out of 5 stars with me.






Someday, Someday, Maybe Book Cover




Someday, Someday, Maybe





Lauren Graham





Fiction




Ballantine Books




2013




Audio




344




Overdrive



A struggling actress in 1990s New York City searches for work and the perfect hair product while befriending a rival and resisting her father's pressure to get a "real" job.