If you're a fan of Gilmore Girls, then November is probably becoming your favorite month of the year. Not only are we getting the long-awaited release of the Gilmore Girls revival (Nov. 25 on Netflix, if you didn't already have that memorized), but we're also getting a second treat, in the form of Lauren Graham's first-ever essay collection. The actor and writer is releasing Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) on Nov. 29, just four days after the revival's premiere, so fans can expect to be totally Gilmore-ed by the end of the month — and what could be better than that? Yet while we all might be freaking out over the thought of hearing Graham's own account of her time on the show in addition to getting the revival, the actor tells Bustle that the essay collection almost didn't happen, for one very surprising reason.
"I had been asked to do this kind of book before, but first of all, I don’t love talking about myself," Graham says over the phone, with a big laugh. Yes, really — the actor behind Lorelai Gilmore, the fastest-talking woman on television, apparently doesn't share her character's most famous trait. However, that's not to say she's totally mum when it comes to sharing stories; talking to Graham, it's clear that the star is more than happy to chat when she's passionate about a subject, whether it's her upcoming book or the Gilmore revival.
And the book itself is filled with stories about Graham's life and her career, from her childhood as a theater-loving kid to her start in Hollywood to her current success as the star of Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, and much more. So fear not, everyone — despite Graham's self-professed shyness over opening up, she's filled the pages of her book with plenty of interesting tales bound to satisfy eager fans.
But when it comes to really opening up, it seems that it's best to leave that in the hands of Sarah Braverman or Lorelai Gilmore.
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