Title: Someday, Someday Maybe
Author: Lauren Graham
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Number of Pages: 344
How I Got It: Library
A charming and laugh-out-loud novel by Lauren Graham, beloved star of Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, about an aspiring actress trying to make it in mid-nineties New York City.
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.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.
My Review: I was interested in reading this release ever since I first heard Lauren Graham mention she had a book coming out. I was a super fan of Gilmore Girls, and now watch Parenthood. I wasn't able to score an ARC last year of Someday, Someday, Maybe so I put it on my future TBR list. Like so many others in the TBR, it was passed over quite often, so when I spied the CD version at my library, I snatched it up. I like to listen to books on CD in my car and this is the exact type I prefer: light and funny. Franny Banks is struggling to be an actress in NYC. Her misadventures at casting calls and on stage are awkwardly hilarious and comparable to Bridget Jones. Graham's narration lends an additional edge for the listener as she delivers each scene in her signature style. This novel is a great choice if you are looking for a silly read.