Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe, Lauren Graham

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*

Someday, Someday, Maybe Lauren Graham cover
It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates―her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer―are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn’t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she’d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything—and finding a hair product combination that works.
Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for.

Lauren Graham is an actress best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She has performed on Broadway and appeared in various films. She hold a B.A. in English from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles

Ok I will admit.. I am a sucker for the Gilmore Girls. I guess I saw the whole series like 5 or 6 times now (not counting one season reruns) When I found out Lauren Graham was writing a book I became very curious and knew I had to read this one. And the synopsis and cover are catchy too.
I picked this book up during a read-a-thon. Picking up a review book during such an event is a risk because there are some extra factors playing a role in forming your opinion. Like what hour of the read-a-thon is it, are you cranky and so on. I found that this book was actually a very good book for the dark hours when you are fighting of sleep.
The main character Franny is easily loved. A young woman with insecurities (easy to relate to),  a dream (we love dreams) and enough courage to at least give her dream a try. Though she was fighting her demons I like the concept that she had the courage to give herself time to follow her dream. That is very inspiring.
I loved the dialogs between Jane and Franny. It was sad there where so few. I loved Dan, he can go on my top ten bookish boyfriends at any given time. James I hated from the start, I felt like pushing him right out of the book.
The story itself is told from Frannie's point of view. You are living in her head and in her day planner which includes doodles (of horses and other interesting things). There are parts in the book where I found the story chaotic but that could have been caused by the lack of sleep. Still it does all make sense and it fits with the character. I experienced the story as predictable but still refreshing. Fast paced and witty. It is for sure a great book when you want to pick up something at the side of a pool or on a rainy day when you need some light in your life.

Someday, Someday, Maybe
Author: Lauren Graham
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
ISBN-10:  0345532759
ISBN-13:  9780345532756
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Ballantine Books: various

3 star review

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