If you ever wished that Lorelai Gilmore could walk around with you and give you advice and make a joke whenever life gets just a little bit too hard, you're in luck: New York Times bestselling author Lauren Graham, the actress who brought Lorelai Gilmore to life, is releasing a new book next year that's filled with heartfelt advice for recent graduates and, presumably, people who are five or six or 20 years out of high school and college but still need a word of encouragement now and again. (In other words: all of us.) The book, titled In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It, is set to be released on April 3, 2018, just in time for graduation season.
In a tweet announcing the news, Graham described the book as a "fun giftie mini-book" that's perfect for "grads and/or anyone who likes encouragement and doodles." Basically, you should just go ahead and pre-order multiple copies right now, because you're definitely going to be handing these out to everyone who needs it. According to publisher Penguin Random House, the book is an expansion of the commencement speech Lauren Graham gave in 2017 at Langley High in her Virginia hometown.
Just 64 pages long, this pocket-sized book is destined to be the feel-good book everyone is talking about next summer.
As diehard Gilmore Girls fans already know, this isn't Lauren Graham's first nonfiction book. Last year, the actress released Talking As Fast As I Can, a collection of personal essays that detailed her beginnings in Hollywood, her time spent filming Gilmore Girls (the first time around), the roles that came after, and, well, her time spent filming Gilmore Girls (the second time around.) The New York Times bestseller was the perfect treat for Rory and Lorelai fans who were still in withdrawal after watching the entire Netflix revival season.
But Lauren Graham doesn't just write the fiction. The acclaimed actress has also published a bestselling novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, which came out in 2014. The book, set in 1995, follows Franny Banks, an aspiring actress who refuses to give up on her dream of making it in New York City. She pins all her hopes of lasting in the industry on an upcoming showcase — but she also must reckon with the flirty James Franklin, the most successful actor in her class, and her dwindling bank account. Like Graham's memoir, Someday, Someday, Maybe is all about being hungry and finding your way in an industry can be seemingly impossible to crack.
There's no doubt that Graham is a talented writer, so stay tuned for what's sure to be another inspiring, magical read.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article listed April 17, 2018 as the publication date. According to a representative from Penguin Random House, the date of publication has been changed to April 3, 2018.