Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AUDIO BOOK WEEK! SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE: A REVIEW AND AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

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SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE
Read by Lauren Graham
BY LAUREN GRAHAM

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City. 

It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates--her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer--are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn’t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she’d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything—and finding a hair product combination that works.

Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for.

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It’s about finding love, finding yourself, and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job.

LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT FROM SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE:
Click on the audiobook below to go to the Random House page where you can hear an excerpt from Lauren Graham's best selling audiobook! You will need to click on the "Audiobook" tab to get to the excerpt.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lauren Graham is an actress best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty, and Because I Said So. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

PRAISE FOR SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE:
“Sweet, funny, and full of heart . . . a dazzling debut.”—Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong

“Warm and funny, charming and smart.”
—Diane Keaton, New York Times bestselling author of Then Again

“Graham deftly captures what it’s like to be young, ambitious, and hopeful in New York City.”
—Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries

“Fresh and funny and full of zingers, Lauren Graham’s charming writing style instantly drew me in, but it was her relatable characters (complete with doodled date-book entries!), irresistible romantic twists, and delicious plot that kept me turning the pages until well past my bedtime.”
—Meg Cabot, bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series

“A winning, entertaining read . . . [Lauren Graham] has smartly mined just the right details from her own experience, infusing her work with crackling dialogue and observations about show business that ring funny and true. . . . Just like the screenwriters of the best romantic comedies, she has taken elements of the familiar and spun them into a novel that’s heartfelt, hilarious and, hopefully, just the first example of what she can do with the written word.”
—The Washington Post

“Warm and funny, charming and smart.”
—Diane Keaton, New York Times bestselling author of Then Again

“Graham deftly captures what it’s like to be young, ambitious, and hopeful in New York City.”
—Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries

“A thoroughly charming story.”
—Entertainment Weekly

“With insight, care, and an abundance of humor, [Graham] demonstrates that her acting chops are not her only talent.”
—Library Journal

“Fresh and funny and full of zingers, Lauren Graham’s charming writing style instantly drew me in, but it was her relatable characters (complete with doodled date-book entries!), irresistible romantic twists, and delicious plot that kept me turning the pages until well past my bedtime.”
—Meg Cabot, bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series
 
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Actress and now Author Lauren Graham’s bestselling SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE is a delightful story that seems in places to plausibly be modeled after Graham herself. In telling the story of Franny Banks, a struggling actress trying to make it in New York City, readers meet a determined, but also dejected, young woman giving herself one last chance of making it in the Big Apple. After almost three years of trying to catch a break, Franny has set a deadline of six months to get a part, or else she will give up the dream. If that happens, then Franny pledges to find a different career path as well as possibly work on her relation with her long-distance love interest, Clark.

Set in the city in the mid-90s, Graham describes the trials and tribulations common to so many in that industry who take all kinds of side jobs to just get by until they make it big. With Franny, her job as a waitress has its share of amusing moments but the job is barely enough to cover her rent and expenses. An unexpected turn of events, gives Franny a break and suddenly her life is delightfully hectic and even shows signs of a possibly new, romantic involvement.


In a poignant and funny narrative woven around an engaging character who is easy to connect with, Graham captures the reader from the start and before you can say Lauren Graham, the book is over and you come away with a smile on your face. Whether you loved Graham in her smash hit show GILMORE GIRLS or not, I think you just may come away with a new author to enjoy and look forward to more from.

GIVEAWAY 
THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE GOOD PEOPLE
AT RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO BOOKS, I HAVE ONE
COPY OF LAUREN GRAHAM'S AUDIO BOOK,
  SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE, TO GIVE AWAY 
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133 comments:

Patricia said...

I think it's perfect that Lauren Graham reads this. She has a marvelously expressive voice.
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I love Lauren Graham, and think it is so fun that she read her own book for the audio copy.

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