Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #77

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on! 

Title: Someday, Someday, Maybe
Author: Lauren Graham
Release Date: April 30th,  2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. 

She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works. 

Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It's hard to tell if she'll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won't call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet. Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.

Though this book isn't YA, I just had to add it to my wishlist once I found out that Lauren Graham wrote it.  Being a fan of Gilmore Girls since I was a kid, I've grown to love her work as an actress as well as her personality from what I've seen in interviews and talk shows.  Someday, Someday, Maybe sounds a little similar to Lauren's experience before becoming an actress (she was a cocktail waitress in a comedy club in New York before moving to Hollywood to begin her career).  Honestly, I can't wait to get my hands on this one and I hope she puts all of the same qualities I love about her into these characters!

What awesome title are you waiting for this Wednesday?

8 comments:

  1. I had no idea she wrote a book! I am a huge Gilmore Girls fans---daughter and I actually rewatch the whole series all the way through every year. :) If she writes as well as she acts, I definitely want to read this book!

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  2. I hope you get the chance to read the books soon and I hope you end up liking it. Great pick!
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  3. Sounds good! Lauren Graham rocks!

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  4. Oh, oh! I got this book from NetGalley a long time ago, and I haven't touched it yet. Guess I should get to it, huh :))
    Hey, check this out! :D
    Review: Losing It
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  5. I also want to read this one! It sounds so good and who doesn't like GG!


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  6. I'm reading this right now. I like it a lot so far. Lauren Graham as a writer is legit.
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  7. Lorelai wrote it. That's all I really need to know ;) Also, I find myself growing fond of New York as a setting and the story sounds quirky :)

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  8. This sounds sooo cute! I don't care if it's not YA, I need to have it anyway. Ohh, I'm a sucker for ...stuff exactly like this :D

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