Title: In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It
Author: Lauren Graham
Published: April 3rd, 2018
Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Essays
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Listened to on Libby
Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Timesbestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe.
“If you’re kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don’t worry about it. Even without any ‘big’ accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough.”
In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. “Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.” In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life.
“I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had successes and senior slumps. I’ve been the girl who has the lead, and the one who wished she had the bigger part. The truth? They don’t feel that different from each other.”
Things I enjoyed about this book:
Lauren Graham doesn’t know it, but we are homegirls. She just gets me. I love anytime I can hear her voice. I felt like this book was full of fun little snippets gave me more a glimpse into her life. It’s short and sweet and to the point.
The Things I Didn’t Enjoy:
I wish this book had more substance. It was all surface level, I wanted more of Lauren! I also was bummed it was so short. I understand it was meant to be short, but that does make it right… lol.
MRS BIRDS WORDS REVIEW
Lauren Graham deserves four out of five bird feathers! If you know me well, you know I live and breath Gilmore Girls. I’ve been through the seasons at least 30 times and I’m not ashamed. So anytime I can get a glimpse into her life I take it. I loved her encouraging sentiments and the reassurance that we are enough. She is an inspiration to follow our dreams and be happy throughout the journey. A fun short listen!
It’s clean, my kids listened to this one with me!