Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Someday, Someday, Maybe (2013)

Someday, Someday, MaybeSomeday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After a week that began with the bombings at the Boston Marathon Race and included the fertilizer company explosion in Texas, I wasn’t sure I would be able to concentrate long enough to read anything.

With multiple titles on my Kindle, I chose Lauren Graham’s debut novel Someday, Someday, Maybe partly because it had a theatrical theme and my expectations weren't high. Silly me. I fell in love almost immediately: with the book, with ditzy Franny, and all her friends.

Bottom Line: Delightful, charming, quirky, and funny. Highly recommended for anyone who already loves Lauren Graham, dreams of becoming an actress, or just needs a respite from the everyday world.

Not being familiar with Lauren Graham's work as an actress, I can only say that she has written about trying to make it in NYC with wit, understanding, and compassion. Aspiring young (and no so young) women will love this story.

Franny Banks pledged to give herself three years to achieve her career goal of becoming an employed actress in New York City. With just six months left, it looks like all she’s achieved is a pretty good job as a waitress like lots of other hopefuls.

A showcase could be her ticket to establish herself in NYC but every path and opportunity presents its own complications and there are difficult decisions to be made.

Interspersed with pages of Franny’s calendar full of notes, doodles, and promises, the reader learns what it is like to maneuver the competitive world of being a performer. With lots of talent but little self-confidence, Franny rattles on in her head about what she thinks is going on in the world around her and then goes off in the absolutely wrong direction.

Disclaimer: I got my copy of Someday, Someday, Maybe pre-pub in electronic format from NetGalley after seeing a number of mentions and reviews.

Title: Someday, Someday, Maybe
Author: Lauren Graham
Genre: Chic Lit
Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 30, 2013)
No. of Pages: 352 pages
Copyright: 2013
ISBN: 0345532740
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Pre-publication Ebook from NetGalley

Best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed television series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, Lauren Graham has performed on Broadway and appeared in films including Bad Santa and Evan Almighty.
She earned a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. Lauren Graham lives in New York and Los Angeles.

Graham earned her actor's equity card in 1988 after two years in summer stock at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan.

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