Lauren Graham is Talking as Fast as She Can

Lauren Graham fans rejoice! She’s back with another book—but this time it’s not fiction. Talking as Fast as I Can is a collection of personal essays on everything from her unconventional early childhood to her successful adulthood through to, you guess it, the recent Gilmore Girls reboot.

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Connecting with The Clancys of Queens

I stayed at my mom’s house this weekend, so I commuted into Manhattan this morning from my hometown of Rockaway Beach, Queens. It’s a long but spectacular ride on the MTA’s A train. As the train leaves Rockaway and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean behind, it crosses over Jamaica Bay into the bordering town of Broad Channel. When I looked out the train window as we pulled into Broad Channel station, I recalled my experience meeting Tara Clancy and reading her new memoir The Clancys of Queens.   Read more

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Drew Barrymore is a Wildflower

Full disclosure: I love Drew Barrymore!  She’s been one of my favorite actresses ever since I first watched E.T. as a small child.  And by “watched,” I mean that I completely balled my eyes out the entire time E.T. couldn’t get home. My next Drew Barrymore cinematic experience occurred when I was 10 years old.  I watched in fascination as Barrymore transformed into one of my favorite fairytale characters, Cinderella, in Ever After and actually showed the prince a thing or two about rescuing.  That was followed by Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and a whole bunch of other amazing movies that I, unfortunately, don’t have the time or space to list. Read more

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