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Actor Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) turns to a new creative outlet with her breezy first novel set in the demoralizing if funny bustle of New York City’s 1995 acting world. Twentysomething Franny Banks is destined to act, if she can can actually land a decent audition and an even more decent part. Able to pay her rent since she snagged a coveted comedy-club waitressing job, Franny lives the typical life of a struggling actor as she tries to balance finding a good agent, going to auditions, making a splash in her acting class, and keeping her disliked if much-needed job while fretting over the looming self-imposed deadline of three years to make it on Broadway. Her roommates, good pal Jane and wannabe writer Dan, play her foils as she also deals with family issues and the very enticing James Franklin, from her acting class. A jaunty style and cutesy Filofax entries mark this as light yet enjoyable reading. Recommended for readers interested in a blithe, behind-the-scenes take on aspiring actors and their world. --Julie Trevelyan


“A winning, entertaining read . . . [Lauren Graham] has smartly mined just the right details from her own experience, infusing her work with crackling dialogue and observations about show business that ring funny and true. . . . Just like the screenwriters of the best romantic comedies, she has taken elements of the familiar and spun them into a novel that’s heartfelt, hilarious and, hopefully, just the first example of what she can do with the written word.”The Washington Post
“A charmer of a first novel . . . [Graham] has an easy, unforced style and, when the situation calls for it, a keen sense of the ridiculous.”The Wall Street Journal
“With insight, care, and an abundance of humor . . . Graham demonstrates that her acting chops are not her only talent.”—Library Journal
“Thoroughly charming.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Sweet, funny, and full of heart . . . a dazzling debut.”—Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong
“Warm and funny, charming and smart.”—Diane Keaton, New York Times bestselling author of Then Again
“Graham deftly captures what it’s like to be young, ambitious, and hopeful in New York City.”—Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries
“Fresh and funny and full of zingers, Lauren Graham’s charming writing style instantly drew me in, but it was her relatable characters (complete with doodled date-book entries!), irresistible romantic twists, and delicious plot that kept me turning the pages until well past my bedtime.”—Meg Cabot, bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345532740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345532749
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (628 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on May 2, 2013
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I'm a Gilmore fan. I bawled when the the finale aired. BAWLED. So when I saw a debut novel by THE Lauren Graham, I knew that I had to read it. I honestly had to expectations other than I knew it would be funny edging towards snarky. And my dear readers, it was that indeed.

I'm not going to re-summarize the story. The summary above does a decent job of that. I'm going to give you the low-down on the book though. Lauren Graham depicts a great deal of her personality into this story. There was a reason that people loved Gilmore Girls, and a big chunk of that reason was the quirky personality Lauren Graham played. There was so much of that kind of personality in the book complete with the long-winded and super humorous rants. The book is full of light humor, and the struggles of a woman trying to make it in the world of theater as an actress. The story may be predictable, but the refreshing perspective full of humor and clever wit was a huge selling point for me.

Since I am not normally one to really get into chick-lit, liking this book was a pretty big deal. Franny, the main character, is incredibly self-depracting in a way that I actually admired and related to. She wants success, but she struggles with getting it on her own terms with her dignity in tact. She ends up in a relationship with a guy that is just all wrong. But there is an incredibly sweet guy waiting that just adores her. Dan is probably one of the sweetest and awkward characters I've met in awhile.

The book may be chick-lit, but the story is well-thought out and relatable. I appreciated the story I was being told, and enjoyed spending some time reading the words of Lauren Graham. Also, the character is named after Franny from J.D. Salinger's short story.
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67 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Susan Tunis on April 1, 2013
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Life is often heavy. Literature is often heavy. Sometimes I just want a little light entertainment, and Lauren Graham's debut novel, Someday, Someday Maybe sounded like just what the doctor ordered. Now there's no reason to believe that a gifted comic actress would be a particularly gifted comic novelist. Actually, my expectations might lean slightly in the opposite direction. So let me be the first to proclaim what a fun, funny, clever, and refreshing debut this is. It was absolutely everything I wanted and more than I expected.

Someday, Someday Maybe is the story of aspiring actress Franny Banks. She'd given herself three years to make it in New York, and as the novel opens in 1995, her deadline is fast approaching. Currently, she's waiting tables, not for Godot. The novel details Franny's travails personally and professionally as her deadline looms. There's no real need to describe the plot further.

It seems reasonable to assume that there's at least a smidge of autobiography in the mix. It can't be a coincidence that Lauren Graham's first professional listings on IMDB showed up right around 1995. She's writing about a time, a place, and a world that she knows. The details ring true. And she does an excellent job of articulating the work of an actor. It's quite interesting being inside Franny's head, hearing her thought process, as she taps into the emotions she needs to convey. It's easy to empathize with the likeable Franny and to root for her to succeed.

One of the greatest pleasures of the novel is the humor. Both actors and the industry are satirized. Additionally, there is rich observational humor.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Rayburn VINE VOICE on July 16, 2013
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I wanted to love this book because I love Lauren Graham as an actress. She's quick-witted and quippy in almost every role, and it's obvious this is part of her own persona that she brings to each character she plays. I knew a book written by her would bring the witty sarcasm I find funny. And she did. She brought it. I can't help but think that much of this is autobiographical. It's set in 1995, back in the days, I presume, when Graham was getting started as an actress. I wondered as I read it if she changed a memoir to fiction to protect the innocent. Who knows.

Main character Franny Banks has a self-imposed deadline to make it as an actress. She's in an acting class, ready to complete her final showcase, and her hopes are on getting booked somewhere by an agent as a result. This book is her journey through the six months leading up to her deadline. I won't give away any more of the story. The back cover copy says enough to tease the reader. But I will go into the details of why I gave this 3 stars and not the 5 I hoped I could give it.

First what I liked. Graham is a funny writer and her quirky sarcasm is here. I liked getting inside Franny's head and reading all of the tangents her thoughts take on an everyday basis. I liked the dialogue and character development. There are several actors in Franny's class that have interesting characteristics, and Franny's roommates are interesting. From the viewpoint of style, I loved this book. I appreciated that the swear words and sex were kept to a tasteful level, similar to shows such as Gilmore Girls and Parenthood where Graham appears. There are a couple of uses of the "f" word, for those who want to know that in advance. I loved the creative design of the book with the Filofax [I had to look that up. It's a glorified day planner.
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