Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Posted by Caitie F on June 19, 2013
Summary from publisher:
Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.
Meanwhile, she dreams of doing “important” work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It’s hard to tell if she’ll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won’t call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet.
Yep, the Lauren Graham who wrote this book is that Lauren Graham of two of my favorite TV shows of all time, Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. From what I have seen from her interviews, she seems like a pretty cool person too, so when I saw she had a book I was excited, yet nervous. I read a couple positive reviews and they were correct, Lauren Graham can write!
This story is perfect for summer. It is a quick read and it was also the kind of book that made me so happy while I was reading it. Not everything in it is sunshine and roses, but the tone and characters made me smile so much. If you are looking for a fun book to take on a plane or take to the beach, this one is a great choice.
It isn’t too deep, but it does show consequences and doubts. Everyone has felt the way Franny does at some point, even if you aren’t an actor. Sometimes, you feel like you are stuck in one place and can’t get moving. It shows that you can get out of that rut and make things better. I loved the hope in the book and I especially love the best friend who is sometimes the voice of reason. The characters all felt so real and I wanted them to be!
I found myself laughing out loud many times. There was even one point where i texted my husband the picture of a paragraph because it was so funny. I can honestly say I have never done that before.
You should read the acknowledgements at the end since it is adorable.
I just can’t get myself to give this five stars because it wasn’t the best book I ever read, but it was a really fun book that I think a lot of people would love!
I saw this is going to be a television show and I don’t know. I think it would make a great movie, but am not sure about a full TV show. But i know I will watch it!