SHERRY: You have to give me your list of books, okay? … The ones that you read when you had Rory.
LORELAI: Oh, I see. Um, I think I was reading Deenie at the time . . .
Deenie, a 1973 young adult novel by Judy Blume, previously discussed. It is about a teenage girl named Willmadene “Deenie” Fenner who has to wear a back brace due to scoliosis. Although initially upset about the brace, Deenie eventually becomes resigned to her fate, and decides to give up the dream of being a model that her mother pushed on her. There is possibly a little parallel here with Rory eventually giving up the dream Lorelai pushed on her.