Let’s Talk About TV is back with another contest in celebration of the release of Lauren Graham’s new book Someday, Someday, Maybe. You could win a copy of the book and the first season of Gilmore Girls on DVD!
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.
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
How to Play
In order to be entered into the contest, you must answer the following three Lauren Graham-themed questions correctly. Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Someday, Someday, Maybe.
- Lauren played a character who uses her speed dial as a way of measuring relationships in an episode of which long-running sitcom?
- Originally another actress was cast in the role of Sarah in Parenthood but had to pass because she was diagnosed with cancer. Name that actress.
- What is the name of Lorelei’s (portrayed by Lauren Graham) dog on The Gilmore Girls.
All submissions must be sent by April 30th.
One (1) winner receive:
- Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season DVD
- Copy of Someday, Someday, Maybe
Prizing provided by Random House and is open to US addresses only.
You can purchase Someday, Someday, Maybe on April 30th, wherever books are sold.