I will be honest: I wanted to read this book because Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai on “Gilmore Girls,” wrote it. I have watched her on television and in movies for as long as I can remember, but had no idea she was a writer. I was quickly engrossed in this story of the ups and downs of the New York acting world.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is the story of Franny Banks, a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three-year deadline she gave herself to succeed. So far, all she has to show for her efforts are an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job.
Life is heavy. Literature is heavy. Yet, this book is a light and incredibly fun read. I could not have been happier I picked up this book.
This is chick lit at its finest: an uplifting story of what it takes to achieve your heart’s desires. Graham writes with passion, soul, and honesty – not to mention, she’s hilarious.
If you are a fan of Lauren Graham the actress, be prepared to be a fan of Lauren Graham the author. Someday, Someday, Maybe received a Goodreads Choice Award nomination for Best Fiction in 2013, and a TV adaptation is planned. I’m looking forward to another book by Graham; one will be released someday, someday maybe.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.