Book Talk: Someday, Someday, Maybe
Genre: Contemporary | Women’s Fiction
Publication on 30-April-2013 by Random House Audio
If you picked up this book, it’s most likely you did so for the love of Lorelai Gilmore.
Well, I did!
In between the second time viewing of the Gilmore Girls on Netflix and the waiting for the miniseries of its return as - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, on Netflix, I needed a very “Lorelai-like” fix and so I picked up this book.
Okay, enough of the girl crush blabbering!
Someday, Someday, Maybe is an amusing story that takes you through the struggling years of an actress. You know from the start that the story has a predictable happy ending where the protagonist gets the success she wants, and the guy she likes and life looks good. But that’s not why you are reading this book. Well, at least not me. I was reading it for the love of the story tell, and since I was not actually reading but listening to Lauren Graham narrate this story herself, and I loved every bit of it.
There are parts of the story you would relate too no matter your profession.
“Once again, I've been thwarted by the massive difference between my vision of the successful me and the me I'm currently stuck with.”
“I must work harder to achieve my goal of not seeking approval from those whose approval I'm not even sure is important to me.”
“Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his WORST.”
“Don’t tell stories of a job you almost got. Learn from a loss and don’t dwell on it. Move on.’”
My biased rating is 5 stars, and unbiased rating is 3.5 stars.
Other books by Lauren Graham.
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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.