Talking as Fast as I Can

Author: Lauren Graham

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0425285189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. With a new bonus chapter In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”). In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her. Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (“If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (“My bungee cords now earn points!”). Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.

Talking as Fast as I Can

Author: Lauren Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0425285170

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 209

View: 1771


In her first work of nonfiction, the star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls, the first and second time, and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood.

Breathe

Author: Angela Burgin Logan,Samson Burgin

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424553032

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 6464


A Daughter of the Land

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849648834

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 2648


Mrs. Porter's stories are laid in Indiana, in the region of the Limberlost, a great swamp which has been "shorn, branded and tamed" by oilmen and lumbermen, who have driven away the many birds, moths and butterflies, and destroyed much of the plant life. "A Daughter of the Land" is Mrs. Porter's most ambitious novel. It is the life story of a girl up to the time of her second marriage. The heroine was the youngest of sixteen children and as a girl was denied the educational advantages given to her brothers. She had the courage to rebel and make her own life.

The Methuen Drama Book of Comic Monologues for Women

Author: Katy Wix

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1783199245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 8707


A comedian and writer, Wix has for the past few years been writing audition speeches for students at drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Drama Centre and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A book of contemporary comedy monologues does not exist for today's actor or indeed a book comprising solely of showcase speeches. This is a collection of very funny and original audition speeches filling a significant gap in the market: made up of monologues for various age ranges, each with a running time of two to three minutes. The brevity in length makes these ideal for auditions or showcases and the variety in age and style encompasses different comedic approaches; from the very quirky to the more traditional – perfect for every type of performer.

Jobs That Could Kill You

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620874504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4798


Jobs That Could Kill You is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-two men and women who describe in gripping detail how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. In the oral history tradition of Studs Terkel, Jobs That Could Kill You will introduce you to: - Antron Brown as he launches his top fuel drag racer from zero to over 300 miles an hour in less than four seconds. - Justin McBride talking about the guts it takes to stay atop a raging 1,600-pound bull. - Jeff Gammons as he painfully remembers the terrifying screams of Hurricane Katrina drowning victims. - Cameron Begbie as he recalls fighting hand-to-hand against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq. - Crab fisherman Matt Corriere, who describes the harrowing night when he was the sole survivor after the sinking of the fishing vessel Massacre Bay in icy Alaskan waters. - And dozens more! Jobs That Could Kill You reveals who these daring people are, what they will endure for a paycheck, and how they feel about their jobs. They speak for themselves, in their own words.

THE WORLD WITHIN Episode One Episode Two Episode Three

Author: Richard L. Newell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359921515

Category:

Page: 300

View: 4435


Walter finds a tunnel which leads from rural Appalachia to a city deep within the crust of the earth. Many unsolved mysteries of the universe are revealed to Walter as he explores a vast territory which, to us, is new and uncharted. The highlight of his subterranean travel culminates with a visit to a series of immense illuminated caverns which are inhabited by descendants of the ancient Incas of South America. Inside the Earth, colonies are established for a righteous purpose. Worthy men. women, and children from all countries on earth are offered sanctuary from the impending holocaust of Armageddon. Witness a modern miracle as Noah's Ark is masterfully re-created in a setting deep within the earth, and animals are gathered anew from all over the world. Join Walter on a guided tour of the Interworld; a semi-tropical paradise where the sun always shines. Develop a deeper awareness of the commonalities which connect all members of the Plant and Animal Kingdoms. Discover the living truth about extinction.

Risky Living

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628732687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4470


Risky Living is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-five men and women who describe, in gripping detail, how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. This is the first work of oral history to focus solely on people who work dangerous jobs. In the great tradition of books revealing the real lives of working men and women pioneered by Studs Terkel, Risky Living takes readers: Inside Antron Brown’s car as he launches his top fuel drag racer from zero to over 300 miles per hour Alongside world champion bull rider Justin McBride as he attempts to stay atop a 1,600-pound beast Next to storm chasing videographer Jeff Gammons as he painfully remembers the screams of Hurricane Katrina drowning victims Right behind Cameron Begbie as he recalls fighting hand-to-hand against insurgents in Iraq Inside the huddle with two-time Pro Bowl NFL player Kassim Osgood In the back of the jeep with National Geographic wildlife photographer Andy Casagrande Down the shaft with coal miner Jeff Shiner Into the swamp with alligator trapper Tredale Boudreaux 100 stories up with high-rise window washer Walter Diaz Risky Living reveals who these daring people are, what they endure for a paycheck, and how they feel about their jobs. They speak for themselves, in their words, and what they have to say reveals much about who they are, what they do, and why they do it.