The book revolves around her dating life and career. I like the fact that she came from the same comedy circle as tina fey, amy poehler, etc. She was great at SNL - Debbie Downer.
Well she really did not differentiate the characters but it was alright and it was entertaining.
There is not a lot of raw material to make it as tv series...
The honesty in the book is great. Rachel Dratch has a self depreciating style that doesn't make you feel bad for her or question her confidence. She also answers a question I had been wondering...."What have you been doing since SNL?"
Tina Fey's Bossypants. Rachel talks about Tina in the book & they're friends.
Phone calls from her agent reenacted.
I listened to this book on the train & had to keep myself from cracking up out loud. At times I had to pause the book so I could enjoy a good laugh without missing anything!
It's fun to spend time with this gal, and learn about her creative journey, her dating adventures. Unsentimental and funny, a valuable perspective on reaching mid-age, mid-career, being baby-with and baby-without.
I felt like Rachael Dratch was a little whiney. The most interesting part was where she was describing her days with Second City (the try, try again section) as most of us can identify with not getting what we want right off the bat of having a great idea. Other than that, she seemed fixated on how she was type cast by the Saturday Night Live aristocracy and how Hollywood followed that "type". I personally never liked the "Debbie Downer" franchise of Dratch's, that she brings up as a sample of success at SNL. I found it too irritating to be really funny. But calling this skit to mind seemed apt as it matched the tenor of this memoir. Sorry Rachael! I wanted to like this more than I did. Wasn't there anything funny about sitting around back stage at SNL?
Won't be one.
I haven't read the print version so can't answer this one sorry guys
I loved the bit where she talks about the baby shower.
It is a memoir
Not sad at all
Rachel Dratch is so talented and funny!! I miss seeing her and was very excited to know where she has been and why.
The timing was perfect. She is is way too funny and too talented to stay out of the public eye!!
I laughed hard, out loud several times.
This is the only the 2nd audiobook I have listened it, but I did not want it to end.
I love the Rachel does not take herself too seriously. Her take on some of her experiences with her career, trying to find love, having a baby, etc had me laughing out loud on numerous occasions. She is hilarious, smart and a great storyteller. By the end of the book I felt like I knew her and was sad to say goodbye.
Yes, I think all Celebrity memoir audio books are better than the print edition, because they take less time and it is read by the celebrity.
I didn't know about Rachel Dratch's son and her relationship with the father, it's a very interesting story. I relate to her experiences in dating, so it was moving to hear her story of how she finally found a lasting relationship. It was also interesting to hear her experiences in Hollywood.
Rachel Dratch's story is interesting and the behind the scenes information about SNL and other comedians is fun to hear about. But being a comedian I was expecting alot more hilarity. I laughed out loud a few times but that was it. The hardest part for me was the break neck pace at which she narrated. I wanted to yell at her to SLOW DOWN! It was so fast in some places that I think it killed some of the comedy. I think you will really like this book if you are a big Rachel fan or you are in the business yourself. But otherwise I was disappointed with it.
I didn't read the print version but I like that Rachel herself reads the audio version.
Yes. She is a good reader
This is not about show biz!
I liked the book. It took a different direction than I thought. It was funny but not in the same way. There were actually a lot of times I didn't laugh because the themes didn't really call for it. It was good though.