This is it, this is the time:
I FINISHED THIS BOOK I CAN FINALLY RANT ABOUT IT!
Most of you might not know it but I’m a massive Gilmore Girls fan, I’m prone to Rewatches of it and it’s the reason why I forced myself into liking coffee to begin with. The fact that I am now absolutely coffee obsessed is all their fault! I’m still unsure how I feel about a year in the life ( or better: I know full well how I feel about it but I’ve decided to focus only on the fact that I got to see them again),, but there is something I’m extremely sure about: Between Rory and Lorelai, my favourite character will forever be Lorelai. Growing up with a single parent, I dreamt my mom was that cool – don’t get me wrong, my stepfather is the coolest but my mom and I were never… friends! Lorelai really had Rory’s back and I never felt like my mom understood me like that. At 27 I know consider my mother one of my best friends. We have a weird, not always healthy but strong friendship and I think in some way I owe it to Gilmore girls for teaching me how to. So when I heard about Lauren’s book I put it in my TBR and there it lingered until now ( because I’m an idiot and non-fiction still scares me a bit). But when I finished Lies sleeping I didn’t think I was ready to dive into anybody else’s world so I thought I start early on my 2019 resolution and grab this book — and I’m sooo happy I did!
Since the first few pages I was super excited, I brew myself a big mug of coffee and I sat down with the soundtrack from the season 1 of GG ( click ) and I started reading.
The tone is settled right at the beginning, Lauren Graham is witty and charming in her special way that hits the spot right so. This book is raw and humble and naked in the way only a good person, a real person can be. Now I know that Hollywood people are real people, but there is Angelina Jolie real and then there is Lauren Graham real. While Angelina Jolie’s real feel still somewhat wrapped in mysticism and it would probably still be if I were to help her do the laundry; Lauren’s type of real is funny, full of doubt and gaffes, of feeling ready but realising once there that you were not or that it wasn’t for you, of sticking with something and caring enough to make it part of you, of clicking with people, of following signs and don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, of believing you missed your train when it hasn’t yet passed by and in believing it has arrived and gone when it was just the beginning. Of finding her own self-worth within herself and learning that enemies are fine but friends and family are there so you can share your life with them and they will be important and cherished at any time of your life.
I love Gilmore girls, I like certain moments more than others and I was so glad I could see that a character that I loved so much was actually nothing more than an actress I like so very much with a bit of make up on and doubtful wardrobe choices, that the person I thought she might be results to be her real her. Not that It matters, but It’s always nice knowing that the figures you looked up growing up are actual humans with insecurities, set backs and real lives, that you can peek through reading their books.
C O N C L U S I O N S:
For how much I struggle with non fiction I found this book smooth and pleasurable to read, the throne and humor reach you with ease and you find yourself smirking on your own in the tube, It’s fresh and relaxing, it feels like a catch up with an old friend and will leave you wanting to have yet an other series, even if you know it’s over, but is it…? Don’t you think it looked more like a cliffhanger…?