So I was late to the Gilmore Girls party. I know, shocking, as I am a huge fan of the old CW and love all things pop culture. I finally caved and started to binge the series on Netflix. OMG. I am in love with this show. I think I love it more now then I would have then because I am a mom. I love Lorelai Gilmore and the relationship between her and Rory. Lauren Graham is amazing in this role (sidenote: never watched Parenthood either so that is my next series). Having now jumped on this bandwagon, I can say I am super excited about the revival! I love Fuller House so I am sure Netflix will do it justice. Not only is Graham an amazing actress but she is an author too! Fiction and soon to be non-fiction author, triple threat!!! Her first book Someday, Someday Maybe was fiction and hit the NYT bestseller list. It tells the story about an struggling actress who is trying to find herself. Her newest book, a memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can comes out next month to coincide with the revival. Read below about each book- full reviews to come and share in the comments if you are a GG fan as well 🙂
In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls—the first and second time—and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to earth voice that made her novel, Someday Someday Maybe, a New York Times bestseller.
“This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I’m talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called “you’re so much taller than the other kids.” But no! I’m talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.”—Lauren Graham
via Goodreads ~
Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.
Meanwhile, she dreams of doing “important” work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It’s hard to tell if she’ll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won’t call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.