Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember by Lauren Graham is a collection of entertaining essays about her personal and professional life.
As a Gilmore Girls fan, and since I enjoyed Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between back in 2017 … it was a given that I’d have to read this book. I enjoy Graham’s wit and humor, and the way she can spin a story about seemingly anything into something entertaining I can’t wait to hear.
In this latest collection of essays, Graham shares an assortment of anecdotes. Her stories run the gamut from aging, to acting, to marmalade, to New York, etc. Each story, though, is told in her typical clever and down-to-earth manner. My favorite essay is “New York Is a Person”, in which she reminisces about her early days of being a struggling actor in NYC, what the city has meant to her over the years, and how much she appreciates it to this day. My least favorite essay is “Actor-y Factory”, which details the film and television show process. Being that I’m not an aspiring actor or film student, I didn’t find it interesting or entertaining. Overall, I enjoyed this new collection of essays and would gladly read (on audiobook) any new ones in the future.
The audiobook, which is narrated by Lauren Graham, is such a special experience. It’s literally like listening to Graham personally telling one stories about her life. In a candid and conversational manner she tells about the stories she doesn’t want to forget, in a way that only she could.
If you’re a fan of Lauren Graham’s fast-talking storytelling style and wit … I recommend this book. If you can, listen to the audiobook.
Have you read either Lauren Graham’s memoirs yet?
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