Monday, December 19, 2016

Let's Bust a Recap : Talking As Fast As I Can

Well, y'all, completing this book means I have officially made my 20-book goal for the year. *waits for thunderous applause to die down* Are you proud of me? For those of you wondering what the heck happened to The Pilgrim's Progress (I see you, Dad, Oakie), no worries. I'm still determined and on-track to finish it before the end of 2016. 

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham was just released like, 2 seconds ago so I definitely felt very in and current giving it a read, but honestly, it was just meh. Not to be ugly, but I think Lauren Graham is way funnier scripted which I guess shouldn't be the most surprising thing in the world. I'm somewhat of a fan of Gilmore Girls, and yes, I marathon-ed A Year In The Life the day after Thanksgiving and to be honest about that, overall I was disappointed with the revival, and I've officially decided that the entire series should have ended with Rory's high school graduation from Chilton so I could love the show unreservedly. But I digress. That's a post for another day and probably another blog since this blog is supposed to be about books. Back to the matter at hand: I picked up this book because it seemed fun, and I thought perhaps I could gain some insight into that trainwreck of a revival. 

But all in all, the whole book was very trite and clichéd. It read like one big, gushing thank you letter to the universe, and I felt like I had already read everything the book had to offer online. In the book, Lauren says, "As an actor person, as well as a person person, I don't think I naturally exude competence. I exude more of an 'I'm kind of winging it here, but isn't this fun?' type of vibe." And that's exactly how this whole book reads--like she was just winging it and it got patched together and now let's sell it because hey! Celebrity! Beloved TV character! Anything she writes will sell! Which is ironic because she also talks in this book about how her editor said they could sell a sub-par book by her because of her status, but that she had real potential and they could do better than that. 

I did enjoy the fashion chapter. Most of that was genuinely amusing. So there's that. And the book was easy to read. But as a whole, I would not recommend this book. Unless you are the biggest Lauren Graham fan in the entire universe and you haven't read or seen anything about the promotion of this book, I don't really know why you'd want to read it. Just my honest opinion. 

Do you like reading books by celebrities about themselves? Do you have any that you would recommend? I think the only other one I've ever really read was Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos which I actually really liked, but it wasn't even on my radar. I just happened upon it in a used bookstore and picked it up because #adoption. Are you a fan of Gilmore Girls? What did you think of A Year In The Life?


  1. #stillwanttomarrylorelei




    1. This comment made me laugh. Inside, of course, because I don't want to freak out the people around me.

  2. I got this book for Christmas!
    I'm still excited to read it, but I have adjusted my expectations accordingly.

    1. Yeah, it wasn't terrible, I guess. I'd love to hear what you think after you finish. :)