Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
(Ballantine Books, 2013, 352 pages)
Franny is an aspiring actress in New York with a deadline looming. She gave herself a 3-year deadline to make it on Broadway before she leaves New York and her roommates, Jane and Dan, behind to marry her old college boyfriend as her backup plan. What she needs is an agent that will get her work besides commercials and teach her the tricks to succeeding in show business. And maybe for something to happen between her and James Franklin, the successful actor in her class. Then life would be perfect.
I’ve always been a fan of Lauren Graham from Parenthood and Gilmore Girls so I was curious when I heard she’d published a novel. I really enjoyed her writing and could hear her voice throughout the read. I loved that all the characters hadn’t given up on their dreams whether it was writing a successful sci-fi script or simply having a role on Law & Order, everyone was pursuing something. The only thing that slightly confused me was choosing to set it in the 90s. There’s nothing wrong with the decade and I’m sure she did it because that’s when she was a struggling actress but other than mentioning a debate on whether or not Franny should get the “Rachel” haircut, there wasn’t much to place it in that time.