NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. With a new bonus chapter In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”). In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her. Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (“If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (“My bungee cords now earn points!”). Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.
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With a new bonus chapter From the star of the much-loved television shows Gilmore Girlsand Parenthoodand the author of thebestselling novel Someday, Someday, Maybecomes a collection of candid and hilarious essays. In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing stories about growing up, dating, and starting out as an actress. Some things you'll learn about Lauren- She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she's aware that being set up with guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (oIf you're meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you've already set the bar too higho), and she's a card-carrying REI shopper (oMy bungee cords now earn points!o). Lauren also sits down for an epic Gilmore Girlsmarathon and reflects on being cast as Lorelai Gilmore and how it felt to pick up the role nine years after the first series concluded. Complete with photos and excerpts from the diary Lauren kept during the filming of Gilmore Girls- A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and-of course-talking as fast as you can.
Do you have trouble engaging other people in conversations? Do you feel flustered every time someone approaches you and starts asking questions? Or maybe you're always that person who ends up in the corner at a party, nervously smiling and feeling awkward? If you said yes to that, chances are, you want to improve you conversation skills and stop feeling so tongue-tied next time. Most quiet people are introverts. This type of personality needs lesser social stimulation but it doesn't mean life has to be boring. This book is designed to encourage and arm you with techniques to increase your confidence and give you the right conversation tactics to communicate comfortably with people you know and people you have never met before. You will learn:* How to make others feel at ease around you * Engage in small talk without fumbling* Stop being nervous when asked a question* Learn to return the volley and build connections* Improve your likability * Build a confident image * And much more!This is the book you've been waiting for. Use the power of quiet introversion to your advantage and lead a fuller, richer life.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe. “If you’re kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don’t worry about it. Even without any ‘big’ accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough.” 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. “I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had successes and senior slumps. I’ve been the girl who has the lead, and the one who wished she had the bigger part. The truth? They don’t feel that different from each other.”
Report of the Commissioners Appointed Under Her Majesty s Royal Sign Manual to Inquire Into the Existence of Corrupt Practices in the Borough of Knaresborough
- Author : Great Britain. Royal Commission on Corrupt Practices in the Borough of Knaresborough
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1881
- Genre : Elections
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : MINN:31951D02039894H
A survivor''s guide to winning the race against breast cancer, Running As Fast As I Can is the inspirational story of Lois Hilton Spoon, who received a diagnosis of terminal cancer in 1993 and ran a ten mile race in 1994. She was told to go home, put her affairs in order and prepare to die, but that death sentence gave her new strength to make the most of every day.
From Lauren Graham, the star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes the witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel and New York Times bestseller about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead, and keep it together, in New York City. Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing 'important' work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters. She needs a backup plan because she's not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It's about finding love, finding yourself and, perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job. Praise for Someday, Someday, Maybe 'Warm and funny, charming and smart.' Diane Keaton 'Graham deftly captures what it's like to be young, ambitious, and hopeful in New York City.' Candace Bushnell 'Fresh and funny and full of zingers . . . it was her relatable characters, irresistible romantic twists, and delicious plot that kept me turning the pages until well past my bedtime.' Meg Cabot 'Heartfelt, hilarious.' The Washington Post
Includes both fiction and nonfiction showing the American viewpoint of the Vietnam War and its aftermath
Two small boys, one black the other white, get up to all sorts of tricks in 1940s North Carolina. One day they enroll a third boy and borrow a taxi to drive to an amusement park, an adventure which ends badly. A debut in fiction.
A group of young people must decide what to do with their lives, when they feel the pull of the city and new options, as opposed to the traditonal and dying ways of the community they grew up in.