Article: ‘Gilmore Girl’ Lauren Graham on Growing Up Around the World – WSJ.com

Lauren talked with The Wall Street Journal about “growing up around the world” and how inspiring was her mother. ❤️

Three weeks after I was born in 1967 in Honolulu, my parents moved to Tokyo. My dad, Lawrence, had been in Hawaii studying Vietnamese after joining the U.S. Agency for International Development, which helped foreign governments.

In Japan, my mom, Donna, and I lived with my mother’s mother as my dad went back and forth to South Vietnam. My mom had been a Baptist missionary kid who grew up in Tokyo, and her parents were still there.

My mother was the oldest of four sisters, and they all had learned Japanese. She modeled a bit and wrote articles for the English version of Reader’s Digest in Japan.

After we returned to the States in 1972, my mom and dad divorced. My parents were only 22 when they had me. At the time of their separation, my mom was in art school trying to become a painter. When they separated, she agreed that I’d have more stability if I went with my father. He and I were close and always had a good time together. He took me everywhere.

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Lauren’s Book Club: A message from Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore) – her top reads of the year – virago.co.uk

The wait is over book lovers: here’s Lauren’s ❄️Winter Reading List 2017 ❄️!

In a post on Virago’s website (the UK publisher of TAFAIC), titled “A message from Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore) – her top reads of the year”, Lauren shares her favorite books of 2016 and the ones she’s looking forward to read.

Click on the picture below to get all the details about the books and click here to read Lauren’s post 😀

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Pictures: Conversation at Sixth & I

Sixth & I have shared pictures from Lauren’s Conversation with Linda Holmes, host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, which took place on December 7:

See the rest of the pretty pics here: Sixth & I — Lauren Graham (“Talking As Fast As I Can”) w/Linda Holmes:

photo: (c) Bruce Guthrie

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“Talking as Fast as I Can” is a New York Times Best Seller!

Lauren’s new book of essays “Talking as Fast as I can” is a New York Times best Seller!!

The book is N° 3 on the hardcover nonfiction list !

🎉❤️🎉

Talking as Fast as I Can” is also N°3 on the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction list and N°2 on the E-Book Nonfiction list!

Read the Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers (with some snippet from the 92Y event) here. You’ll find everything you need to know about the book in our dedicated section: Talking as Fast as I Can

You can buy the book here: randomhousebooks.com

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Lauren to be on Chelsea!

[UPDATE] According to @southern_gypsea on Twitter, Lauren had to cancel her appearance on the show 🙁

Mark your calendar (yay! 😄 ), Lauren will be a guest on Chelsea, a Netflix talkshow, on Thursday December 15th!

Streaming on Netflix Dec. 15

source: interbridge.com

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Lauren Spills Her 7 Biggest Get-Happy Lessons – Good Housekeeping

Lauren is on the cover of the January issue of Good Housekeeping (on newsstands Dec. 13)!

She shares with the magazine (and us!) her 7 Biggest Get-Happy Lessons:

LIFE LESSON #1: There’s no right way to live.
What brings you joy may not be what you thought would bring you joy — don’t be afraid to shift gears.
Lauren’s childhood was all over the map — literally. She was born in Hawaii, then lived in Japan, where her mother (the daughter of missionaries) had grown up. When her parents divorced, she moved frequently with her dad, at one point living on a houseboat in the Virgin Islands, before landing in New York and eventually Virginia. “My mom was a completely unconventional person for her time,” says Lauren, who describes her late mother as a great dancer, painter, singer and creative soul constantly searching for new projects. Her dad, a charming man with a dry sense of humor, was a writer before settling into politics. “He was very big on fairness and manners and kindness,” she says warmly. “I don’t think I ever heard my father raise his voice.” Witnessing her parents following their own paths had a huge impact on Lauren. “It gave me the sense that there are different ways to live, there are different ways to pursue a career and there are different ways to have a family,” she says. Ever since, she’s been stretching herself to see where her path will take her next.

Click here to read the 6 other LIFE LESSONS: Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” Spills Her 7 Biggest Get-Happy Lessons

The gorgeous pictures from the photoshoot, taken by Brian Bowen Smith, have been added to our gallery:

And take a look behind the scene of the photoshoot with this fun video:

Our fashion has also been updated with pretty clothes: laurengrahamfashionstyle.com

[UPDATE] Scans are now in our Gallery: Good Housekeeping (January 2017) 🙂

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