It's human nature to want to know more about celebrities.  We spend so much time watching them in their TV shows and movies and reading their interviews just to get a glimpse into who they are.  If we're lucky, our favorite celebrities write a memoir, and give us a more in depth glimpse into who they are, even if it is still professionally edited.  Lauren Graham has always been "that celebrity" to me.  She always seemed cool and down to earth, like the kind of person you could sit and talk to for hours without running out of things to say. 

 

"Talking As Fast As I Can" felt like being in Lauren Grahams mind.  It was insightful, witty, and really left me feeling like I got to know a little bit about one of my favorite actresses.  If you're a fan of Lauren at all, you know that she is a coffee fueled, fast talking woman who we all kind of wish was our mother or best friend.  Or both.  In her book Lauren talks about her past, how she got into acting, and talks about the career she has built for herself.  I don't want to give away too much, because honestly I think everyone should pick up a copy and spend an afternoon reading the words written by such an awesome woman, but one of my biggest takeaways was "work your ass off to get where you want to be".  Lauren talks about what it was like in the beginning of her career, how hard she had to hustle, and how hard work pays off.  When we look at celebrities, all we see is them in the spotlight, on magazine covers, and airbrushed to perfection; we often forget that before our favorite celebrities were on the big screen, they had a normal life just like us. 

I could rattle on for hours about Lauren's book and its insights, but I truly believe you should just go buy it, make some coffee [like we know Lauren would want you to do] and soak up the wisdom and quick wit this woman has to offer.

Published by Beth Rosenfeld