I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.
It is one of my favorites so far! It was funny, made me cry in a wonderful way, was heartwarming, and made me love her even more.
Debbie Downer, other than herself
Yes! Doug the Prophet. Tears, tears everywhere.
After reading so many comedian memoirs that left me feeling sad, this one was so wonderful. I cannot wait to read it again!
Loved the parts of her life after SNL and her life as a new mother. I also liked her dating horror stories.
Some key moments of insight, balanced by wry observation and moving honesty. As is fitting with a performer more attuned to improv, Girl Walks Into a Bar seems more studied than books written with the intent to provide laughs. Easy conclusions are not drawn, though the mess of human experience related herein is universally relatable.
So happy that she narrated her own book, made a long drive so much better
For some reason, the sense of humor that was present in the beginning chapters on dating and her career was lost when entering the mother-to-be section. I expected to be laughing more - after all, she is a comedian. But the new motherhood stuff was kind of boring and not really any different than anyone else's experiences. The section on Ferberizing a baby was especially odd. The comedy disappeared and someone who had been repeatedly saying that everyone should mind their own business with regards to infants was suddenly preaching about the harms of using the Ferber method to sleep train an infant while trying to hide the preaching in self depreciating comedy. It was odd and a bit of a soap box. (BTW, it wasn't clear if Ms. Dratch had ever actually read Dr. Ferber's sleep training book or if she was simply making an assumption based on the blog followers of Dr. Sears. I suspect the latter.) After that, the chapters became a sort of weird diary of meeting the baby's father's family, her own doting parents, blah, blah, blah, yawn. I think she's a funny person and certainly hope to see her back on TV one day doing what she does best - sketch comedy - but I don't think I need another book.