My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I chose to actually listen to this as an audiobook, because c’mon, it’s Lauren Graham narrating it! How could you not? And boy, it did not disappoint. I really enjoy when the authors read their own novels for audiobooks, it feels so much more organic and the story is told the way it should be, not just read aloud.
I’m a huge fan of the fast-paced, relatable, and often hilarious banter between Rory and Lorelai in Gilmore Girls. And I got that same feeling while listening to this book. It’s almost like having a conversation with a friend, well, a one-sided conversation, but you get the idea.
Lauren has a way of storytelling that makes you feel like you’re there, sitting in a room, listening to her tell just you her story and I caught myself multiple times smiling throughout the story. She recounts, rather hilariously, I might add, her early years, filming Gilmore Girls, and moving on to the reboot all without breaking a stride. The story though spanning several years, doesn’t seem too long, or choppy; it flows nicely. And don’t worry, if you haven’t seen Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, she very nicely tells you when to stop listening, so no danger of spoilers!
While this book is about what she’s done in her career, there are some valuable lessons that readers learn. Some even make you stop what you’re doing and really listen. I’m not going to detail them here, you’ll have to find out for yourself, they may mean something totally different to you than what they mean to me. But I promise, you will not only laugh with this book, you’ll learn something too.
And Lauren Graham, if by chance you ever see this, I sincerely hope you got your blue coat back.