Let me preface this post by saying that I absolutely LOVE Lauren Graham in the show Parenthood. So when I heard that Lauren had written a book, I was excited to dive in and experience her in the literary role as the author of Someday, Someday Maybe.
Well, Someday, Someday Maybe was cutesy, predictable, and an easy beach read for sure. I am a lover of predictable romantic comedies in the novel and movie varieties, but for some reason, this book missed the mark for me.
Franny Banks is an actress who is living in the Big Apple and trying to kickstart her career. Along the way, she experiences agents who let her down, the highs and lows of auditioning, and a love life put on hold for her dreams. She works as a waitress while taking acting classes and auditioning for anything and everything that gets thrown her way. Franny gives herself a deadline to “make it big” as an actress by and she is holding herself to this deadline. Otherwise, she’ll be forced to move home and figure out her next steps from there.
There are some comical parts in the book….a slip-up (literally) during an audition turned into the best thing that’s ever happened to Franny and some comical roommate antics with Franny and her “Three’s Company-esque” roommates. For the hopeless romantic, there are two love interests in Franny’s life…a suave, professional actor who partners with her during acting class and Franny’s male roommate who becomes a driving force in Franny’s work as an artist because of his endless support.
Bottom line…Lauren Graham, I still love you, but on a scale of 1 to 10 with really great chick lit novels being a 10, I’m going to have to give you a 3.5.
I’ve already started Molly Wizenberg’s second novel Delancey so stay tuned for my next and hopefully more positive book review!
On an unrelated note, we entered the third trimester last week, so Baby Boy and I celebrated with a present for each of us...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!