Top 2 without a doubt.
This was my first comedy audio book. I've since listened to other SNL cast members with books, but nothing comes close to Rachel Dratch's Girl Walks into a Bar. I laughed out loud, I cried and laughed at the same time and the whole time I felt like Rachel was in the room with me. I love her story, how she told it and I'm rooting for her.
From start to finish. I could not stop listening to this book.
I love you Rachel and wish you all the best!
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I'd been putting off listening to "Girl Walks into a Bar" because I'd previously enjoyed other audio books that include behind-the-scenes of "Saturday Night Live" type memories (Bedwetter, Bossypants). I'm pleased to say that Ms. Dratch proves once again that each performer's time at SNL is different enough to captivate all over again; plus - here - it's part of a much larger personal narrative.
While she gets a lot of comedy mileage out of the parade of not-quite-worthy potential mates, Dratch never loses sight of what their interactions reveal about herself - without getting preachy about it.
Ms. Dratch has an uncanny sense for delivering inner monologue with all the conflicting impulses and over-the-top hilarity that so commonly marks a neurotic's conversations with oneself.
Definitely a laugh-out-loud book, and definitely a can't-put-it-down.
I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!
it's not that funny. I found Rachel to be somewhat whiney - I mean, after all - we all have problems and challenges in life. The trick is to not take ourselves too seriously and I thought this book was going to more light-hearted than it was.
Not use the term "bull dyke" - I mean, really Rachel, the 60's are over and they want their hurtful terminology back. I'm not suggesting you need to be politically correct all the time, but "bull dyke"? Really? you're a comedian and an entertainer, not a grizzled veteran of the Vice Squad!
Her performance wasn't bad, but it really didn't add much to the story. Really, i don't think anyone else would want their name associated with this gig!
A bit of anger and definite disappointment.
Don't bother getting this unless you're an overpaid entertainer who likes to whine and call other people names.
I didn't find anything really interesting about her story and other than a couple of chuckles overall the book was pretty dull.
Yes, I've listened to it a few times already. It's just funny and interesting. She tells her life story the way Tina Fey did, with perspective and humor. By the end of the book I thought what a cool person Rachel Dratch is, and actually felt bad that I didn't really know who she was before.
It's about herself, so she was my favorite character. :)
She's a comedian, so of course she is funny, but also she is so real; panicked about the same things we all are, happy, sad.
The girl you don't remember you like. :)
Tell us about yourself!
I Loved Rachel Dratch on SNL, especially Debbie Downer, So listening to her narrate her own memoir was very entertaining. During parts where Ms. Dratch describes the availablity of roles offered as her career falters I started to feel uncomfortable as her talent is unquestionable but there were some 'downer' years for her to describe. I hated to feel sorry for her but even then the details are very interesting and fun to listen too. And you don't need to feel bad for long, the story really picked up for me in the middle to end as she moves to dating, falling in like, living through and welcoming an unexpected pregnancy and welcoming her baby to the world. A great read or listen.
There is nothing like hearing an author read their own story, especially when they are a talented comiedian.
I like memoirs. I like SNL. I liked the few times that I would burst out laughing (like when the woman who came to the apartment to give them parenting instructions). That was hilarious. I think I would have rather just seen it in a stand-up routine though. The few funny things weren't enough to keep the story as a whole going. I think her life has been funny and interesting enough...but not the way she tells it (if that makes sense). Sometimes she just seemed too insecure for my taste.
She could have been less repetitive on some aspects; I imagine that she had an editor - maybe...hire a different one next time? Also...read with more confidence or something?
She was her down-to-earth self.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to anyone! If you are a fan of Rachel Dratch or not either way even the first chapter in you will love her so much! It was funny and a beautiful story about her life. I highly recommend it.
Well I don't want to say spoilers, the whole book is memorable!
Her voice and tone and enthusiasm was amazing!
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend - Rachel Dratch taps right in to what it feels like to be a mature woman still figuring it out - she takes the shame away by letting you know you aren't alone!
When Rachel and her 'life partner' keep seeing pigs - that's the crazy kind of woo -woo stuff I don't believe in but always happens to me. I can't get away, and neither can she.
Hands down her sense of humor - I have been a fan of hers for quite some time, and her timing and spirit is undeniable.
Rachel Dratch keeps her positive spirit about her public persona, and her personal truth. I don't think there is one part in her book where I feel sorry for her, or that she comes looking for sympathy. She's a woman who appears to be truly aware and thankful for everything she has, even if it's not exactly what she imagined.
Funny, relatable, light
Don't want to give anything away
I did listen to it straight through and didn't want to switch to another story, but I was also on a long drive. Idk that I would've stayed at home and listened to 6hrs straight, unless I really had nothing to do!
Great book, loved the narration. And I'm a big Tina Fey fan, but I honestly liked this book better than Fey's. Maybe it's the whole underdog thing. But I liked both memoirs and this one is definitely funny.