On Writer Wednesday, I discuss another author and his or her book. I'm excited about today's pick, Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.
I love Gilmore Girls. It's one of the very few shows that I rewatch episodes of. So, when I found out that Lauren Graham (aka, Lorelai Gilmore) had written a book, I knew I wanted to read it!
Someday, Someday, Maybe takes all the heart, humor and striving toward dreams that is magical in Gilmore Girls and translates it into a sparkling display of a whole new cast of characters.
Franny lives in the '90s in New York City and is struggling to make her way as an actress. Along the way, her dreams at times look very far...
She's also asked to act in ways that she has to seriously consider. Her dream is precious to her, but so too is her dignity. Basically, this is her philosophy...
"Don't forget the goals you had for yourself. It's so easy to give in to a paycheck but if you aren't doing work that feeds you and feeds the audience you're only contributing to the worst in us as a society. We need to see the human condition reflected by artists- that's what this calling is- and don't forget that you have real ability...."
"The only thing you have that isn't in the hands of a dozen other people is your sense of what's right for you. You don't have to do a job that makes you feel bad. This is a business where it's real easy to think you like something you don't really like because you're flattered to be chosen at all."
And there's humor...
"If I come home to you eating a pint of Haagen-Dazs and watching When Harry Met Sally, I'm calling the police.""What are they going to do, arrest me for being a cliche?"
"Dry- cleaning is like this secret society you're not allowed into. No matter what, you're at their mercy. You can have a Ph.D. in anything, but you still can't dry clean your own clothes. They'll never tell you how. No one's ever even seen what the machine looks like. Think about it. There's a reason they keep the actual dry-cleaning apparatus hidden behind all those racks of hanging clothes. They don't want you to crack their code. They won't let anybody in. Not anybody. Even rich people. You know any rich people with dry-cleaning machines in their house? Exactly. Even they still have to pick it up and drop it off like everyone else."
And most of all, there's a really engaging story with characters that you're rooting for. Thanks, Lauren for a great book!
My best to you all,