In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling 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.”

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TitleIn Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
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ReleaseApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherBallantine Books
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GenreNonfiction, Audiobook, Self Help, Writing, Essays

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It Review

  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    Everything Lauren Graham says in this short book is worth pondering. Dear reader, you have no idea how much your opinion affects me. If I don’t get a positive enough response on a review, I’m going to immediately assume that I said something weird that people can’t understand or connect with.Lauren Graham says not to worry too much, and that’s easier said than done, but it’s also very true. The moment I stop caring about likes and comments, I’m going to be twice the reviewer that I am today. At Everything Lauren Graham says in this short book is worth pondering. Dear reader, you have no idea how much your opinion affects me. If I don’t get a positive enough response on a review, I’m going to immediately assume that I said something weird that people can’t understand or connect with.Lauren Graham says not to worry too much, and that’s easier said than done, but it’s also very true. The moment I stop caring about likes and comments, I’m going to be twice the reviewer that I am today. At the same time, I can’t not care about your responses, because you, the reader, matter to me, and I don’t want to forget you completely.Another intelligent thing that Ms. Graham says is to make The Most of what you have so, basically, to live in the moment. It’s great if you want to become a movie star or a CEO, but it’s also great if you’re not there yet. Wherever you are on your path, don’t forget that what matters most is not what you have or how famous you are, but what is deep inside of you.I agree with that completely. I have big dreams that often appear too big even for someone like me who is willing to take leaps of faith and shoot for the stars. I’m not even close to where I want to be, but I’m getting there, and even if there are things I want to do today that I’m unable to, I never forget that I will only achieve my goals if I remain the honest person that I am today.Just a few hours ago, I went to the mall to buy a monthly bus pass, and after that I went to Walmart to treat myself to some cheap chocolate (YUM!). When I got in line to pay for the stuff, there was a girl in front of me. She tried paying for the two pairs of shoes she picked, but her card was declined. Eventually, she removed one pair, and used her card. It was fine, but she still had about twenty dollars left to give the cashier. She only had fifteen dollars in her hands. I wasn’t annoyed. ‘‘It happens,’’ I told the girl. I was in no hurry whatsoever. But I stepped in. I told her and the cashier that I’d pay the difference. Who cares, it’s just a few dollars, but you should have seen the girl’s face. It’s like I just saved her life or something. Then she admitted she needed the shoes for work the next day. I didn’t know, I only stepped in because it seemed like the right thing to do. She had no idea how to thank me, so I became a bit uncomfortable. And what does Lola do when she gets uncomfortable? She hugs people. Yes, we hugged, and the cashier was like, ‘‘Awww,’’ and then, when I paid my cheap chocolate, she said, ‘‘That was really nice what you did there.’’Anyway, all that to say that I am okay with being at the point in my life where I am now, because it’s these little moments of human interaction that make me happy and remind me that we were put into this world to, yes, work hard and get results, but also to be kind to each other and hug random people. Ha. Ha. Ha.Lovely speech Lauren Graham wrote. Well-written and engaging. She mostly talks in a general way, using only a few developed examples in total, the other ones being quite brief, which is why I can’t give it more. Most of what she says has already been said before, just a tiny bit differently. Regardless, it is motivational, and so, recommended.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’
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  • Cyndi
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very sweet inspirational work Lauren Graham wrote and delivered at her old high school. Its really good and has some wonderful advice.
  • Karina Read
    January 1, 1970
    I love Lauren Graham, just thought i’d preface with that. I enjoyed this and it has inspired me a little, but I think it perhaps focussed too much on acting rather than being whatever you want to be. I’d have liked to have her insights on battling the lows to get to the highs etc...
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  • Ryan Buckby
    January 1, 1970
    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. I have said this in the past and will now say it in this review i love Lauren Graham as someone who watched Gilmore girls growing up and also starting parenthood recently, i don't thinks it's possible for me to love everything she comes out with because its just good. This is a short book about the commencement speech 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. I have said this in the past and will now say it in this review i love Lauren Graham as someone who watched Gilmore girls growing up and also starting parenthood recently, i don't thinks it's possible for me to love everything she comes out with because its just good. This is a short book about the commencement speech Lauren made at her old high school back in 2017 and in it she talks about life and what happens after graduation. I can relate to this so much because when you graduate from high school your in that immediate stage of trying to decide wether or not you want to continue your study and go to university or start working and yes its very stressful time in your life. I do agree we don't have everything figured out at the age of 17 and no one as a clue what they think there going to be in the future and its the period in a persons life where there figuring stuff out and seeing who they want to become. I myself have been like this for the past couple of years and i graduated high school six years ago and it is hard because society wants you to figure out what your doing straight away even when you don't know what you want.The message that i think i will take away from this is that it doesn't matter what you choose to do after high school and if you want to go to university then go and if you want to work and figure out things thats fine because a lot of people don't figure things out to later on and Lauren made me feel like things will work out and things will figure themselves out when there ready. This speech is something i needed to hear and i think i will come back to it when i feel like i need it and i'm glad i have it when i do.
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  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    January 1, 1970
    I love Lauren Graham. I love her acting, I love her personality, I love her writing, I love her fiction, and I love her nonfiction. I loved this speech.But.....unless you are getting this as a gift, I can not reasonably recommend anyone to go out and buy this. Ask for it as a gift, read it from the library, or wait until it's discounted. $30 for a book that is less than a hundred pages just does not seem worth it to me. With that disclaimer aside though, I really did like the content of this spe I love Lauren Graham. I love her acting, I love her personality, I love her writing, I love her fiction, and I love her nonfiction. I loved this speech.But.....unless you are getting this as a gift, I can not reasonably recommend anyone to go out and buy this. Ask for it as a gift, read it from the library, or wait until it's discounted. $30 for a book that is less than a hundred pages just does not seem worth it to me. With that disclaimer aside though, I really did like the content of this speech. It's inspirational, it's motivational, and it's relatable. The writing is unique to Lauren Graham's personality and does include her humour that she is so known for. This book has such a positive message in the sense that it encourages everybody to live their best life now---in the present. Yes, work for those dreams. But also, do not solely worry about that future and embrace the present. I wish that this book was longer and that this speech was just a part of it. However, I will happily sit here and wish for more from Lauren Graham in the future.
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  • Rimpy Toor
    January 1, 1970
    Before getting into my raving review for this short but powerful read, I’d like to just touch upon the beautiful presentation of the physical book. This hardback has such a beautiful array of colours that remind me of spring and flowers and Easter eggs (the chocolate kinds). This novel ALSO is the prettiest baby blue color when naked, and I want to carry it everywhere with me just to accessorize.Moving on.Lauren Graham is someone I loved in Gilmore Girls. She played an amazing character who was Before getting into my raving review for this short but powerful read, I’d like to just touch upon the beautiful presentation of the physical book. This hardback has such a beautiful array of colours that remind me of spring and flowers and Easter eggs (the chocolate kinds). This novel ALSO is the prettiest baby blue color when naked, and I want to carry it everywhere with me just to accessorize.Moving on.Lauren Graham is someone I loved in Gilmore Girls. She played an amazing character who was a strong, independent woman, who didn’t always get it right, and that was ok.She IS a strong, independent woman, who probably doesn’t always get it right, and that is also ok.I am constantly in awe of everything that she does and puts out because it is always so true to her personality and it’s never something that feels faked or insincere.Gilmore Girls was a show that I started watching after it had ended. I didn’t realize what I was missing out on until I began to watch it and love it, but now I’m just grateful I was able to do so when I did. Therefore when the revival season came out for Gilmore Girls I was thrilled to be able to visit that town, that I loved so much, once again.Since then, I have both read and listened to Talking As Fast As I Can several times. I love the personality and honesty that bleeds through Lauren’s writing and I feel like she is, honestly, talking to me like I’m a friend. Like she cares and supports anything I do, without, obviously, knowing me.This novel was no different. Lauren was concise in her writing and she managed, with humour and anecdotes, to portray the importance of remaining true to oneself and being your own biggest fan.This novel, as short as it was, is one that I find to be so empowering and inspiring.I will love Lauren Graham forever and always, and I think that if you were to read this as well as Talking As Fast As I Can, you will too.Please read this, it will change your life and make you believe that you are The Best and The Most.
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  • Julie Ehlers
    January 1, 1970
    Well, I mean, it's a tiny book with wide margins and large type. You shouldn't pay for it unless you're giving it as a gift to a new graduate (make sure you enclose a check too!). This is based on a commencement speech originally given at Lauren's former high school, so it's not as sophisticated as a speech that might be given at a college graduation, as in similar books by the likes of George Saunders and David Foster Wallace. But it has Lauren's breezy, likable tone, and it's full of sentiment Well, I mean, it's a tiny book with wide margins and large type. You shouldn't pay for it unless you're giving it as a gift to a new graduate (make sure you enclose a check too!). This is based on a commencement speech originally given at Lauren's former high school, so it's not as sophisticated as a speech that might be given at a college graduation, as in similar books by the likes of George Saunders and David Foster Wallace. But it has Lauren's breezy, likable tone, and it's full of sentiments we can all stand to be reminded of occasionally. Again, don't pay for In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It unless you're a Lauren Graham superfan, but if you can get it from the library and keep your expectations in check, it's worth reading.
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  • Brandi
    January 1, 1970
    I knew it was a short read but I didn’t realize it was under 50 pages. I genuinely liked everything about it and I’m always fascinated by Lauren Graham & her life. I rated it a 3 because it was a little more superficial/didn’t have as much substance as I anticipated. I thought there would be a tad more “advice.” I tend to be a sucker for inspiring books so I usually feel more after reading these types of books. But I did enjoy everything about it! I think part of it is my fault for going in I knew it was a short read but I didn’t realize it was under 50 pages. I genuinely liked everything about it and I’m always fascinated by Lauren Graham & her life. I rated it a 3 because it was a little more superficial/didn’t have as much substance as I anticipated. I thought there would be a tad more “advice.” I tend to be a sucker for inspiring books so I usually feel more after reading these types of books. But I did enjoy everything about it! I think part of it is my fault for going in thinking it was something that it was not.
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  • Laurence R.
    January 1, 1970
    I just love Lauren Graham! I wish this book were longer though, because the audiobook was incredibly short.
  • Jess7
    January 1, 1970
    4/5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐. This is a slightly extended version of a graduation speech #LaurenGraham gave to her alma mater. I enjoyed her thoughts on success and happiness. I’ve read her other books and this one didn’t disappoint. The only reason it didn’t get 5/5 is because it didn’t feel long enough. I wish she would have made this book into a memoir, using her speech as a theme. Nevertheless, I liked this book in spite of its brevity. #jpbookreview #bookreview #litsy #litsypost #getlitsy #gilmoregirls # 4/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This is a slightly extended version of a graduation speech #LaurenGraham gave to her alma mater. I enjoyed her thoughts on success and happiness. I’ve read her other books and this one didn’t disappoint. The only reason it didn’t get 5/5 is because it didn’t feel long enough. I wish she would have made this book into a memoir, using her speech as a theme. Nevertheless, I liked this book in spite of its brevity. #jpbookreview #bookreview #litsy #litsypost #getlitsy #gilmoregirls #inconclusiondontworryaboutit
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  • Amelia
    January 1, 1970
    I love Lauren Graham and this advice spoke to me cause I'm feeling about like I'm just waiting to succeed, instead of looking for happiness and wholeness in the little things. I just wish it had been longer!
  • Caitlin Allen
    January 1, 1970
    This is a cute, short book reminding those in a place of change to not worry about what’s to come.
  • Hope (HopelessBookAddict)
    January 1, 1970
    OMG why do all her books make me cry! She said all the things I needed to hear right now! Thanks Lauren!
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    January 1, 1970
    Cute little motivational short from Queen Lorelei Gilmore - this is a commencement speech she gave at her HS alma mater in 2017 and I enjoyed listening to her advice.
  • Cailin (Rose Petal Pages)
    January 1, 1970
    *3.5 This was quick, enjoyable, inspirational and made me feel nice inside :)
  • Brandon Buechley
    January 1, 1970
    This book seems to define my 2017. I'm sure a lot of people can relate and enjoy the message.
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a big fan of Gilmore Girls, so I thought a book by one of the actresses would probably be fun. This book is based on a graduation speech Graham gave at her old high school. It’s nice, fluffy advice, suitable for a graduation speech. It’s not especially deep, but it’s her experience, and something many will be able to relate to.
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  • Mary Sisney
    January 1, 1970
    I was looking for a short, breezy book to read after plowing through another depressing "Trump is ruining the world" narrative. I liked Graham in "Gilmore Girls" and enjoyed one of her earlier books. This one was certainly breezy, but it was too short for the price. I'm not cheap, so I usually don't even notice how much a book costs, but when I opened this one and saw that it included some not very impressive drawings and realized that there were probably not many more words in it than in two of I was looking for a short, breezy book to read after plowing through another depressing "Trump is ruining the world" narrative. I liked Graham in "Gilmore Girls" and enjoyed one of her earlier books. This one was certainly breezy, but it was too short for the price. I'm not cheap, so I usually don't even notice how much a book costs, but when I opened this one and saw that it included some not very impressive drawings and realized that there were probably not many more words in it than in two of my longer Goodreads blogs, I checked the price. I wonder what Lauren's Gilmore Girl character would say about paying $15 for a book with so few words and such amateurish sketches. This "girl" says, "Give me more words for my $15, Ms. Lauren."
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  • Katie Peach
    January 1, 1970
    I've been really struggling with finding joy in my first job after grad school, so this book is exactly what I needed at this point in my life. It's a great reminder that it's okay to make mistakes and that while your first job might not be your dream job, you'll get there.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    So, I'll be graduating with my Master's in a little over a month. I no longer have a permanent job, I completely disliked the field I thought I would enter (on top of not being certified), have zero clue what to do next, and generally feel "behind" in every single point in my life.This hit home because I'm feeling that "senior slump." In the past I've pretty much always been on top: Good grades, involved in a bunch of activities, snagging jobs with little effort, blah blah blah. And now my life So, I'll be graduating with my Master's in a little over a month. I no longer have a permanent job, I completely disliked the field I thought I would enter (on top of not being certified), have zero clue what to do next, and generally feel "behind" in every single point in my life.This hit home because I'm feeling that "senior slump." In the past I've pretty much always been on top: Good grades, involved in a bunch of activities, snagging jobs with little effort, blah blah blah. And now my life is literally the shrugging girl emoji. So this was a good pick-me-up. I'm turning 24 in under an hour and a half so maybe I don't believe it all yet, but I'll get there.
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  • Mwinchester97
    January 1, 1970
    My dad being the amazing Dad that he is got me this book in hopes that it would help me not to worry so much. Thanks Dad!In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It is a sweet and uplifting little book. It may not be the most original thing I've ever read, even when it comes to motivational books, but it does deliver its message very well. I'm glad Lauren Graham took the time to write this out.She has a really great ways of saying don't stress out if you're not there where you want to be yet.Some of my My dad being the amazing Dad that he is got me this book in hopes that it would help me not to worry so much. Thanks Dad!In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It is a sweet and uplifting little book. It may not be the most original thing I've ever read, even when it comes to motivational books, but it does deliver its message very well. I'm glad Lauren Graham took the time to write this out.She has a really great ways of saying don't stress out if you're not there where you want to be yet.Some of my favorite quotes are : " Starring has nothing to do with how big your part is it's a state of mind."" Respect yourself and your work as you would if you were being paid to be the boss yes, and I bet you're playing the latter even faster. "" They already have The Most. But they're not waiting for it to given to them they are bringing it themselves and that's the secret to pretty much everything."I think this would be a good confidence booster for anyone who is like me, an over worrier, and everyone else.
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  • Yulenka
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't realize this was a convocation speech that Lauren Graham delivered. I really had thought that it was another full book, so I was surprised when I ended up checking a very cute-sized book out of the library. I thought Lauren had some great thoughts in it, eloquently written and delivered with her usual wit and humour. This book came at a really good time, I think I needed to hear a lot of what I read. One of my favourite quotes "Starring has nothing to do with how big your part it—it's a I didn't realize this was a convocation speech that Lauren Graham delivered. I really had thought that it was another full book, so I was surprised when I ended up checking a very cute-sized book out of the library. I thought Lauren had some great thoughts in it, eloquently written and delivered with her usual wit and humour. This book came at a really good time, I think I needed to hear a lot of what I read. One of my favourite quotes "Starring has nothing to do with how big your part it—it's a state of mind"*Another interesting thing about this book was the little blurb about the typeface it was printed in. I've never seen that in a book before, and I thought that it was a really nice touch.
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  • Lyndsay
    January 1, 1970
    I definitely don't think I am the target audience for something like this. It was originally written for a high school graduation commencement speech and then expanded for a university graduation commencement speech. But I feel like everyone could get something out of this. It's inspirational and funny and just nice to listen to. I can see how graduating seniors could value the information she shared. But even someone like me, who maybe doesn't have everything figured out just yet, could use som I definitely don't think I am the target audience for something like this. It was originally written for a high school graduation commencement speech and then expanded for a university graduation commencement speech. But I feel like everyone could get something out of this. It's inspirational and funny and just nice to listen to. I can see how graduating seniors could value the information she shared. But even someone like me, who maybe doesn't have everything figured out just yet, could use some of the advice she gives. I'm glad I listened to it. If you like Lauren Graham or are just looking for something to lift your spirits about your current situation, give this a try. And try to get the audio recording because Lauren Graham narrates it herself and it's just wonderful.
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  • Rosa
    January 1, 1970
    Much too short, but I really loved this book anyway! Thanks, Lauren, for reminding readers to stop thinking that having "the best picturesque life" is actually the goal in this human experience. It truly is those small moments that make life enjoyable, not the huge accomplishments. This book also provides a wonderful reminder to continue to work hard toward dreams, but all the while don't remain entirely focused on the end goal that you miss the present.
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  • Jules.Bookverse
    January 1, 1970
    This book was such a lovely, sweet and funny read!It was definitely a nice graduation speech that inspired young and old to seek joy in life and see themselves as the amazing people they already are. You shouldn't need anybody to tell you that the way you are is totally enough. Don't worry about life too much and do what makes you happy! A quick read that everyone can squeeze into their busy day. ;)
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  • Author Annabelle Leigha
    January 1, 1970
    Very eloquent! And just what I needed to hear right now!
  • Emily Benoit
    January 1, 1970
    Such a sweet and inspiring little book.
  • Caitlin
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes we all just need a short, sweet, and simple pep talk to help us realign ourselves.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This was cute and happy and inspiring. I’ve always loved reading commencement speeches so it was a fun read for me. Plus I do love Lauren Graham.
  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    It’s a relaxing and nice motivational 30 min read, but although in a book format would see it more as a blog post.
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