By Yvonne Villarreal
Los Angeles Times
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) In “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” actress Lauren Graham writes about her childhood as a theater-loving kid (who at one point lived on a houseboat in the Virgin Islands), her early years as an actor and finding love in Hollywood (she is dating her former “Parenthood” costar Peter Krause.)
Lauren Graham pulls a laptop from her purse.
It’s an overcast day in West Hollywood, and the actress, just back from a jaunt to Berlin to promote the global launch of Netflix’s revival of “Gilmore Girls”, is sitting in a conference room at her publicist’s office when she abruptly reaches into her bag to grab the faux-marble-coated gadget.
It’s a couple of weeks before those long-anticipated final four words of “Gilmore Girls” will be analyzed ad nauseam so, no, she’s not combing through think pieces.
“This is what I did every chance I had,” she says, opening up the computer and hunching over to illustrate how she managed to write a book while simultaneously reprising her career-defining role as fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” which die-hard fans gobbled up over Thanksgiving weekend.
It’s what she did just outside Luke’s Diner, in the bounds of Miss Patty’s dance school, even while at the Dragonfly Inn.
There is hardly a place in Stars Hollow, the fictional setting of “Gilmore Girls,” that didn’t serve as a makeshift writing sanctuary for Graham as she crafted a collection of essays. “Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between),” out this week, completes the Gilmore-ification of November.
“Every single scene you see, I was also working on the book in between takes,” Graham says.
“I loved that I had to act that out for you, as if you don’t know what a person on a computer looks like,” she adds with a laugh.