Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel Hardcover – Apr 30 2013
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“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. . . . Just like the screenwriters of the best romantic comedies, she has taken elements of the familiar and spun them into a novel that’s heartfelt, hilarious and, hopefully, just the first example of what she can do with the written word.”—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, but it was her relatable characters (complete with doodled date-book entries!), irresistible romantic twists, and delicious plot that kept me turning the pages until well past my bedtime.”—Meg Cabot, bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series
About the Author
Lauren Graham is an actress best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and 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.See all Product Description
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Like I said, it's light and enjoyable. I give it five stars because it engrossed me enough to keep me glued to the book. I didn't find it mimicked lorelai at all (as some reviewers claim). I don't recall laughing out loud either (also a claim of reviewers) but it's smart and fun. Also, I love memoirs, and by all accounts this is partially one, so if you don't, maybe it's not for you. It's not for everyone. I loaned it to a friend who wasn't able to get into it.
and I did enjoy it. It was definitely a different book from the usual YA or romantic chick lits I've read in the past. Someday, Someday, Maybe follows the struggle of Franny to becoming an actress in 1995. Franny reminded me SO MUCH of the main protagonists in Sophie Kinsella's books. They are funny, quirky, don't have a brain to mouth filter, and get themselves in the most ridiculous and embarrassing situations but miraculously always come out of it bolder and with their chin held high. This is why I loved Franny so much. I loved her dedication to her work and especially her Filofax entries (even if her handwriting was a bit hard to read!).
There are two problems that I had with this book, the first being the somewhat draggy plot in the middle of the novel and the next is the romance. I didn't care much about it because I didn't like the love interest and just who Franny was around him. Still, this isn't about the romance and it is about Franny and her struggle and ups and downs of trying to make it as an actor in New York in the 1990s. I do have to say that I really liked Franny's roommates and friends. They were very supportive and always had her back. Someday, Someday, Maybe is a great debut by Graham and I wonder how much of Franny's experiences actually apply to her life. I can't wait to read more by Graham because she clearly is a fantastic story teller.
This book wins on all levels!
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. It’s fun, entertaining and quirky, exactly what you’d expect from Lauren Graham! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christine Lemieux
Bought it for my girlfriend and she loved the book!Published 7 months ago by Julien-Pierre P. Fortin
I found the beginning very hard to get into, however once I finally got into it, I ended up enjoying it.Published 7 months ago by Sara Ariss
Great read! Addicting book that isn't a cheesy romance novel but rather a women's journey to find her place.Published 9 months ago by Katelyn
I have been wanting to read this book for a year, and I am extactic that I finally had the chance! I cold not put the book down and finished it in one day (late into the night). Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amanda Thompson
Wonderful first novel by Lauren Graham! I hope she continues to write and release more stories! A very fun read!Published 18 months ago by Ree Maria