Anyway, so I read it in a couple weeks and that was at the beginning of July when I was really busy. So that should tell you how hard it was for me to put it down. It’s brilliant! A 20-something girl, Franny, is trying to make it in NYC as an actor. Lauren Graham used her experience to make the fiction seem so real. I learned a lot about show biz and how it all works. It was very interesting.
The story is written in first person so the reader gets to be inside Franny’s head. I LOVE this type of writing because it’s easier for me to connect with the character. Franny is the type who over thinks everything and can’t see how talented she is. She’s her own worst critic and I find that very relatable. She also reminded me a lot of Lorelai Gilmore in that way. Other people have said that Sarah Braverman -Lauren Graham’s character in Parenthood- is also like that. I’ve only seen a couple episodes, but I remember thinking that Sarah was a lot like Lorelai.
It’s ultimately a story about Franny’s struggle through show biz and how she learns what’s really important in life along the way. There’s love. There’s rejection and heartache. There’s family. And there’s some tough decisions to be made.
While some of the story may be predictable (and really, what stories aren't?), I highly recommend it to anyone!
Have you read the book? What did you think?
Thanks for reading!