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Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel Hardcover – April 30, 2013
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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
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What I love is that even though Franny struggled with her job as a waitressing actress and her love life, there was not much about this character or even the storyline that I thought was cliche or ridiculous. It wasn't focused entirely on her love life. It was focused on her, as a person. It was empowering, even though I bet if Franny were real she'd laugh at that description. But really, she was so real that at every page I thought, "Finally, a book, a character, an author who understands me!"
Even though I'm not an aspiring actress, I am an aspiring professional, and this book gave me a profound, relatable read. It was a great story with authentic characters and beautiful discoveries.
But now I can say that Lauren Graham is a great actress AND writer. I absolutely loved her first novel!
Even though I don't belong to the artistic world, I found Frannie's story so relatable! The main character is endearing, someone I would like to be friends with. But it's also the witty comments, the humour and sarcasm that make this story great!
It was also funny that the story is set in 1995, it made me reflect that it was a little over 20 years ago, but so much has changed technology-wise that our social interactions are so different now!
I've grown up watching/being a fan of GG and Lauren Graham, so I was extremely excited for this novel. With that being said, I typically enjoy Grahams' wit and charm. However I found this book to be quite wordy. As if a dozen metaphors/bits are JAMMED into a single paragraph describing something irrelevant.
That's my only complaint, but it really doesn't take away from the book.
Another note worth mentioning (as I am also curious to know if anyone else noticed and agrees) is that I can't help to believe that there are quite a few subtle Gilmore Girls innuendos!!! Which makes me really happy. I mean why else would she mention peas?!?! LOL or the "backpacking through Europe" and "cutting ones hair too short on a whim" (chapter 7)... c'mon?!
I definitely recommend anyone to give this read a go. Very relatable!!