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Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I read this book while in the hospital... I'm afraid I may have

I read this book while in the hospital... I'm afraid I may have woken other patients up with my laughter. I consumed the book in less than 24 hours. It's light hearted, easy and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Totally raised my spirits when they were at their lowest.

posted by carynnatalie25 on May 26, 2013

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

A Book Full of Lauren Graham Humor!  I'm a Gilmore fan.  I bawle

A Book Full of Lauren Graham Humor!
 I'm a Gilmore fan.  I bawled when the the finale aired.  BAWLED.  So when I saw a debut novel by THE Lauren Graham, I knew that I had to read it.  I honestly had to expectations other than I knew it would be funny edging towards snar...
A Book Full of Lauren Graham Humor!
 I'm a Gilmore fan.  I bawled when the the finale aired.  BAWLED.  So when I saw a debut novel by THE Lauren Graham, I knew that I had to read it.  I honestly had to expectations other than I knew it would be funny edging towards snarky.  And my dear readers, it was that indeed. 
I'm not going to re-summarize the story.  The summary above does a decent job of that.  I'm going to give you the low-down on the book though.  Lauren Graham depicts a great deal of her personality into this story.  There was a reason that people loved Gilmore Girls, and a big chunk of that reason was the quirky personality Lauren Graham played.  There was so much of that kind of personality in the book complete with the long-winded and super humorous rants.  The book is full of light humor, and the struggles of a woman trying to make it in the world of theater as an actress.  The story may be predictable, but the refreshing perspective full of humor and clever wit was a huge selling point for me. 
Since I am not normally one to really get into chick-lit, liking this book was a pretty big deal.  Franny, the main character, is incredibly self-depracting in a way that I actually admired and related to.  She wants success, but she struggles with getting it on her own terms with her dignity in tact.  She ends up in a relationship with a guy that is just all wrong.  But there is an incredibly sweet guy waiting that just adores her.  Dan is probably one of the sweetest and awkward characters I've met in awhile.  
The book may be chick-lit, but the story is well-thought out and relatable.  I appreciated the story I was being told, and enjoyed spending some time reading the words of Lauren Graham.  Also, the character is named after Franny from J.D. Salinger's short story.  I love it when authors include that story into their own.  
Low Points:  It was pretty predictable.  I had to spend more time with James, a love interest, than I would have liked.  There was a bit of flip flopping on Franny's part that drove me a lot crazy at times.  High Points:  Well of course the humor.  There were a lot of scenes that if I just pictured Ms. Graham doing them, they became even funnier in my mind.  I loved the 90's references and reading the different messages left on her answering machine.  *I honestly miss the old-fashioned answering machines.*  Also ever so once in a while, Franny's Filofax pages are shown, and it was fun to read the different things written on them.  
Who Should Read It:  Did/do you love Gilmore Girls?  If you enjoyed the humor of the show, you will probably enjoy the book.  Lovers of chick-lit and light fiction may enjoy it as well.  

posted by Deidra_Simply_Books on May 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    I love Laurn Graham

    This book is an extention of everything i love about her! It is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Needed more

    Good story, felt like I was watching a one hour tv show, not a lot of character depth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Most enjoyable

    I found Someday, Someday, Maybe a refreshing summer read.
    Took me away from the typical murder, who done it and the romantic thrillers I read all the time.

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  • Posted May 30, 2013

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    Fun, Intelligent, and I want more! I fell in love with the chara

    Fun, Intelligent, and I want more!
    I fell in love with the characters, and rooted for them all.  I don't know how much of Lauren Graham is in this, but whoever this was based on was a character that you want to see win!  Loved it!

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  • Posted May 30, 2013

    Y¿all. Lauren Graham can write! Clearly, this shocks no one. Bu

    Y’all. Lauren Graham can write!

    Clearly, this shocks no one. But it’s just so nice to know that she’s good at everything.

    I say that with zero maliciousness. She’s one of those people who you want to be able to do everything so that you can like her that much more. (Other people in this category: Connie Britton, Emma Stone, Claire Danes, Jason Segel, Zachary Levi, Jennifer Lawrence.)

    So, this book, Someday, Someday Maybe. What I liked most about is how damn relatable it is. Maybe it’s because I live in New York City currently and, though I’m not an actor, have friends who are. But in general, New York is one of those places that gets under your skin to the point that you want to throw in the towel and move back home and get a sensible job somewhere, but you know that you can’t. The city burrows itself into your very self somehow and you know better than to try to leave.

    It’s a bit like an abusive boyfriend, actually.

    But! Graham captures that sense of place and the desperate desire to stay and make your mark on it even though you know that perhaps you’d be healtheir, wealthier (ha!), and less stressed out if you moved elsewhere. Additionally, she’s able to communicate the angst and frustration and uncertainty that is so intrisic to be in your twenties—You’re an adult, but you don’t feel grown up. You like the idea of your serious boyfriend, but maybe don’t like your serious boyfriend. You love your friends, but somehow don’t have enough time for them. You want to be a proactive go-getter, but also want to lay around the house.—in a way that is perhaps the best I’ve seen it done other than in Girls. (I like that show. Get off my lawn.)

    But what Graham is able to do that Girls doesn’t (at least, doesn’t yet), is that she’s able to communicate all of that without being cynical or cloying or, well, naked all the time. And the book moves at a pace that feels real to life—the main character, Franny, has huge successes followed by droughts of feeling like a failure. And not small droughts—big, gaping, seemingly unending droughts. She loses hope and faith and battles depression, but, thanks to her friends and her spirit, is able to pull herself out of it and begin to see who she is as a person, instead of who she thinks she should be.

    Overall, Someday, Someday Maybe is a compulsively readable, true-to-life story that is wickedly funny and full of personality. If you don’t already want to be friends with Ms. Graham, this book will definitely convince you that that’s exactly what you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Christina

    I just finished this book and it's fantastic! Fingers crossed that Lauren Graham writes another one.

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