I’m not ashamed to admit that Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows in the history of ever, and every time I get sad or need comfort I watch it. I have my favorite episodes and at this point can almost recite the entire original series. Again, not ashamed.
I’m not even sure why I have such a strong connection to this show. It’s not like my mom and I were anything like these women. My mom is and has always been very much my mom, not my friend, which isn’t a bad thing. We just don’t have the kind of relationship the Lorelais exhibited. Nevertheless, something about the writing and the cast just speaks to me. I can imagine living in Stars Hollow and being friends with all of the weird and wonderful inhabitants. I also had a huge thing for Luke; I mean, who doesn’t?
I was excited when this book came out and actually tried to read it once. Something about it just didn’t pull me in. I love Lauren Graham in everything she’s done, but I just wasn’t into her writing style. When I was preparing my entertainment for this trip I decided to give the audiobook a shot; I’m not normally a fan of audiobooks because they put me to sleep or I end up zoning out and don’t know what’s happening with the story, but I love Lauren’s voice so much that I was hoping it wouldn’t happen with this book.
I was right. I started the book on my first leg of the trip, from NY to Fayetteville, NC, and got more than halfway through the book before I had even realized it. I loved listening to Lauren talk about her early career and some of the embarrassing yet hilarious things she did on her way to becoming Lorelai. I was laughing so hard that I was crying, and when I pulled over for the last time somewhere in southern Virginia, a kind gas station attendant actually asked me if I was ok. The words are funny; hearing Lauren tell the stories in her own voice is funnier.
I love hearing her give advice about writing, acting, and relationships. She’s wise, and I love her new role as a writer instead of just a hot actress. She’s so much more, and I’m happy that she’s showing it off. I tried to read her novel and had the same problem I did with this book originally, so maybe if I can find it in audiobook format I’ll be more into it.
So, I liked this book a lot, and if you’re a fan of Lauren or Gilmore Girls you likely will too. The audiobook is included with my Scribd membership. This post isn’t sponsored; I just really love Scribd. If you’d like to sign up, here’s my referral link.