Gilmore Girls fans, here is even more exciting news! Your prayers for a reboot were answered (Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is on its way), and now Lauren Graham is publishing a new book of “hopefully humorous” essays about her time playing Lorelei Gilmore, both on series old and new.
“I thought that it was so kind of strange and wonderful to have played this character and then to get to play her again that I started writing about it and I have a book of essays that are hopefully humorous coming out, concurrent when the show comes out. It’s called Talking as Fast as I Can for obvious reasons,” Graham told Ellen DeGeneres Monday on her show.
The nonfiction work will be published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. “This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again,” Graham writes on the Random House site. “Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.”
Graham also revealed that DeGeneres will appear within the work several times. “I talk about just how incredibly supportive and great you’ve been to me, but there’s a chapter called, ‘You Can’t Be Vegan Just for Ellen,’ because I realized that over the years—and I still try—but I’ve tried to be vegan, but that one of the real main reasons is because, like, I want to be more like you, but then I also realized is the premise of the stalker film Single White Female. You know, you can’t do things just to get invited to Ellen’s house, so there’s a chapter about that,” she joked.
The Gilmore Girls star is already a New York Times bestseller for her 2013 novel, Someday Someday Maybe. No word yet on when the book—and the new series—will be available, but their joint release will surely call for some series bingeing.