★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!
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.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is roughly based off of Graham’s own experiences trying to break into the New York acting scene during the 1990s. The characters grew as the book goes on, which you come to love them. I didn’t realize how much goes into the acting business till I started digging deeper into the book, and wow!
Getting to know Franny is a real treat. Lauren definitely did her justice. Once you get to know Franny, you would be captivated into her journey. You really see Franny growing as the book goes on.
A very enjoyable read, even if it took me awhile to enjoy it. It wasn’t something that got me right from go, but I am so glad I stuck it out! Lauren is amazing in her writing, like it could be ranked up there with her acting! I didn’t know about this book till I seen Lauren on Ellen and she was talking about her book.
I truly enjoyed it, and I know you would to!
About the Author:
Lauren Graham an American actress, producer, and debut novelist best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood. She has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty, and Because I Said So. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from NetGalley/Ballantine Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.