When Gilmore Girls was on air, or I guess I should say when I started watching it around 2004, it was a very pivotal time in my life. I was recently single, I had just moved to a new city by myself, and I was working in a job I wasn’t really qualified for…even though I 100% believed I could do it, and I did.
I’ve never had trouble going after what I wanted career wise, but affairs of the heart were another story altogether. Although I’m happy to say I eventually I figured that out too!
But during that time my job turned out to be the best thing I had going as it kept me busy through some pretty lonely times. As did Gilmore Girls, as funny as that sounds to say out-loud.
I don’t know, I guess I just connected with it…the characters, the story, the humor, especially Lorelai Gilmore as I saw a lot of myself in her character, and in Lauren Graham the person as well.
So the show was a must watch for me and since then Lauren Graham has been one of my favorite actresses. Needless to say I was thrilled when she released her first book in 2013, Someday, Someday, Maybe. Of course I added it to my list of must reads.
I just finished the book last week and I was definitely not disappointed.
One of the wonderful things about this book, and in my opinion there are quite a few, is that the story itself is “loosely” based on Lauren Graham’s experiences as a struggling actress during the 1990’s in New York, just before her break into Hollywood around 2000.
It’s funny reading some of the reviews out there that say things like, “Oh, it’s such a predictable story” or “The main character was too similar to Lorelai Gilmore” because it made me wonder if these people knew this story WAS based on Lauren’s life.
Some of the scenarios in the book really happened. We don’t know which ones, but that’s part of the fun of it. And of course she changed names and probably re-worked some situations to make the story flow better. But the base of it is a fictionalized account of her experiences…it says so right in her bio.
Anyhow, I really enjoyed it…especially because it was part of her life. It is like a secret peek into her world, a world where she, or the fictionalized version of her named Franny, had struggles, worried about making rent, dreamed really, really big, and dealt with jerky guys and messed up situations just like the rest of us.
Someday Someday Maybe is a humorous, self-deprecating account of a young woman’s big dream, a self imposed deadline, rivalries, joblessness, a poor performing agent, getting mixed up with the wrong guy and not noticing the right one, all while not being entirely sure she’ll ever make it in the biz.
But of course we know she does. She’s Lorelai Gilmore and Sarah Braverman, after all!
Although I hate this categorization, if you like “chick lit” you’ll love this. Go get your copy today!
PS…Lauren Graham has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television and Ellen DeGeneres’ production company A Very Good Production to adapt this book into a TV series. The script will be written by her. Ooooohhh…I can’t wait!
Thanks for stopping by for FYB’s book review of Someday Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham!