|Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM|
Being released today, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY MAYBE by Lauren Graham (beloved actress from "Gilmore Girls" and "Parenthood") is a witty and revealing read, and an enjoyable work of contemporary fiction.
The story takes place in the mid-1990s and focuses on Franny Banks, who has only six months left in her self-imposed three-year deadline to land the job that will truly make her an actress. This novel drew me in immediately because
Franny's voice is so honest and engaging; she has a self-deprecating
sense of humor that is charming, giving her the appeal of a good friend. She is certainly a character you care for, and cheer for, as she stumbles and tries to overcome obstacles.
It was also interesting to learn the modern-day struggles of an up-and-coming actress (the "behind-the-scenes" story)-- and the fact that it was written by a successful actress makes the story authentic, and all the more engrossing. (A few times I wondered: is that really how it works? And: I wonder if that happened to Lauren Graham?...).
With solid writing, lots of heart and wit, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY MAYBE does not disappoint. I highly recommend this book (especially for fans Lauren Graham!).
I received an advanced e-book copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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