Friday, December 13, 2013
Book Report - Someday, Someday Maybe
Authour: Lauren Graham
Length: 344 pages
How long it took me to read: 2 days
What it's about: 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.
The ending is the most important part: Although a little predictable, the ending was tied up in a nice bow, but you were left a little dangling in order to imagine Franny's fate. This is a good thing.
Last word: Lorelai wrote an awesome book! I hope she writes more.
Spoilers after the jump
I had heard that Lauren Graham wrote a book and I was intrigued. I am a huge Lauren Graham fan. I loved her in News Radio, and on Law and Order. I was happy for her when they announced Gilmore Girls, but wasn't really interested in watching a show about a girl who had a daughter at sixteen. I ended up watching it because it came on after Smallville, ended up hooked, and haven't looked back since.
I was a little skeptical, because you never know, but how could I doubt Lorelai Gilmore! It was sweet and funny and lovable.
I loved this story.