I should probably preface with the fact that Gilmore Girls is my absolute favorite TV show. I remember watching it with my mom when I was in elementary school. I didn’t understand the sexual innuendos, or the pop culture references, but I understood the relationships. I remember when it went off the air, and I remember being devastated. And then, years later, we finally got our girls back via the Netflix revival. Now, I understood the references, and innuendos, and more importantly, the obsession with good coffee.
I also should preface with the fact that I do NOT enjoy autobiographies. I have a theory… that if you’re a celebrity and/or politician writing a novel, you either 1) are spending more time writing a novel than serving the population you claim to be serving, or 2) you hired a ghostwriter. Think about how truly hard it is to write a novel. I majored in the damn thing and I can’t even write a novel. It’s hard work, and I highly doubt that all of these celebrities are so multitalented that they can pull 50,000 words or more out of their rear ends and have it be even moderately entertaining. So, they hire a ghostwriter, who is the real deal and gets no credit. I dunno, the whole autobiography thing seems sketchy to me.
Lauren Graham is the exception to the rule; she majored in English as an undergraduate, so I trust that she has the skillset, and from watching her on screen in several characters, taking many different forms, I honestly believe she has a voice that is worth listening to, and that is as unique as the words on the pages of this book.
The novel, though it does talk about her time as a Gilmore Girl, talks about much, MUCH more. It talks about how she got started as a person, as an actress, as a writer. I appreciated that there was more than just my beloved show; I want to know the woman behind Lorelai Gilmore.
Graham had a wonderful voice; it was spunky, and cheery, even in moments where she discussed the tough times and the tears along the way. I was deeply impressed by the writing, and felt that it was entirely authentic. After reading, I went ahead and ordered her other books, because why not? I can’t get enough of her – on screen and off!