Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday, Someday, Maybe

A Novel

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead―and keep it together―in New York City.
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.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It's about finding love, finding yourself, and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job.

Praise for Someday, Someday, Maybe
"A winning, entertaining read . . . [Lauren Graham] has smartly mined just the right details from her own experience, infusing her work with crackling dialogue and observations about show business that ring funny and true." -- The Washington Post
"A charmer of a first novel . . . [Graham] has an easy, unforced style and, when the situation calls for it, a keen sense of the ridiculous." -- The Wall Street Journal
"With insight, care, and an abundance of humor . . . Graham demonstrates that her acting chops are not her only talent." --Library Journal
"Thoroughly charming." --Entertainment Weekly
"Sweet, funny, and full of heart . . . a dazzling debut." --Emily Giffin , New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong
"Warm and funny, charming and smart." --Diane Keaton , New York Times bestselling author of Then Again
"Graham deftly captures what it's like to be young, ambitious, and hopeful in New York City." --Candace Bushnell , New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries
"Fresh and funny and full of zingers, Lauren Graham's charming writing style instantly drew me in." --Meg Cabot , bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345532749
Characteristics: 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 22, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, finished within a few days!

Feb 13, 2019

it is a casual read about someone trying to make it big. It is not my type of book. it was okay. The story moved somewhat slow.

Nov 11, 2016

Liked a lot. It was a quick easy read. Something that could be similar to a show I would watch where you know who Franny should be with but doesn't get with but may does, and want a sequel.

Oct 20, 2015

Competently written, rather predictable storyline. A decent light read.

Oct 14, 2014

I only read this book because it was written by Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls). The story was mildly entertaining and 100% predictable. An easy read but nothing special.

Aug 20, 2014

I rarely start a book and not finish it, but this one is one of them. I read 3 chapters and just couldn't relate to the main character. I love Lauren Graham as an actress (in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood), but now I think that she's just been playing herself in most of her work, so maybe she's not even a great actress?? I skipped to the end of the book and it just stopped in mid sentence, so I'm glad I didn't waste any more of my time on this book.

gramercygal Apr 07, 2014

A fast enjoyable read of an actress struggling to make it in NYC. I imagine it was partially autobiographical or at least based on her own experiences when she started out.

universalPuppy Aug 28, 2013

The story is about a struggling actress on a self-imposed deadline, who is trying to make it as an actor in 1990s New York. It's a fun read. Graham really captured NY during that time period - loved the reference to the drug dealers in the parks with their whispered offerings, as I had the same reaction to them. Having heard Lauren Graham in various tv interviews, this book is definitely in her voice, and leaves the reader wondering how much truth is in this fictional novel.

IClare Aug 24, 2013

Cute, heart warming, and inspiring story. I can definitely relate to Franny. Nice, quick read. I've been a fan of Lauren Graham's since Gilmore Girls. So if you're a fan, check out her book.

ChristchurchLib Jul 15, 2013

"The stage and screen star best known for her work in such series as Gilmore Girls presents the story of a struggling actress in 1990s New York City who searches for work and the perfect hair product while befriending a rival and resisting her father's pressure to get a "real" job." July 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter

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