08 May 2013

Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday, Someday, Maybe
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Among the television shows I'm an unabashed fan of, Gilmore Girls and Parenthood both make the list. This means that there's a lot of Lauren Graham in my entertainment, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that at all. I had no clue that she planned to write a book, but when I finally did notice it, I jumped right on it.

The book is a pretty standard tale, all things considered. We follow the life of an aspiring, struggling actress, Franny, in New York City as she tries to get jobs, keep friends, find meaningful relationships, and so on. Taking place in 1995, the extra frustrations of technology and such get to shine through as she tries to get agents, jobs, and really just keep her head on straight.

This is like an episode of Gilmore Girls, and I say that as a compliment. It's extremely fast-paced, witty, and you get a feel for Franny almost immediately. The happenings in the book are a perfect blend of realistic and ridiculous, and the way things pan out are never really etched in stone throughout the book. If I have a complaint, it's that all the characters, with the exception of one or two, basically sound the same - everyone's a little quirky and wisecracky and whatnot. Hardly a dealbreaker for something this fun, though.

Overall, a light, fluffy, enjoyable read. Perfect for fans of Lauren Graham, perfect for fans of her work and associated work (if you watch Bunheads, it's near-impossible not to visualize Sutton Foster in the Franny spot), check this one out if you're intrigued at all.

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