Mariana Cotromanes

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Book Review: Someday, Someday Maybe

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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Reply Leah
10:48 PM on June 7, 2013 
Mariana, I totally agree with you! I was so surprised by how much I liked it--it was one of those books I wish could go just a *little* bit longer (Dan!). Did you think a couple of passages proved to give really good advice to aspiring writers, as well ("faster, funnier, louder," for instance)? I'm curious to hear what other writers think...

And I totally agree with you about wondering how much of her own life was used as a model for the book (the swarmy agent? who could've been the jerky famous boyfriend??). Made it even more fun.

:) Leah

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