I downloaded this book because I read Yes, Please and Bossypants. I was not disappointed. As a single woman in her mid-thirties, I heavily identity with Dratch's story. While I know nothing about being on TV or working in the biz, I felt like she was telling my story in certain areas and think listening to her book would benefit anyone.
did not read print version
Amy Pohler's...as they both detailed their east coat upbringing and early comedy group experiences and then SNL experiences. But what I loved about Rachel's is that she really then went into her personal story and that's what I liked more than Amy's.
I just loved this book because I could relate so much to her as opposed to other comedy memoirist books I've listened to (Amy Pohler, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman). I really wanted to hear more about how she and her boyfriend-suddenly-turned baby daddy fared after having thier son. Didnt want it to end! Write a follow-up, Rachel!
The beginning was tough. It sounded like the author was just complaining and ungrateful. It almost made me stop listening. It wasn't quite so bad toward the end.
The book started out a bit slow and not terribly funny. I wasn't as familiar with Rachel Dratch as I was with other SNL performers, so it was a lot of new information for me. However, it became more and more funny as Rachel had stopped talking about her career on SNL and got more personal. In the end, this book turned out to be good and had a bunch of laugh out loud moments. Highly recommended.
I'm not a huge fan of Rachel Dratch but the preview intrigued me. I took a chance and was not disappointed. It's got a little bit of the behind the scenes action you hope for, a little drama and a lot of laughs.
There isn't much depth to the stories, but that's ok. They're just light hearted and fun. It was a perfect book for traffic. And she has a great story telling voice!
I can't be sure because I only have the audio, but I can say for certain that it is worth reading/listening.
How Rachel describes her life in general. It was very interesting to see that perspective of show biz and the life of a "plain girl."
Her voice helped establish certain tones in the text.
When Rachel just becomes fully accepting of herself, her values and what she has.
I enjoyed this book because it was refreshing to "hear" the voice of a woman who is usually looked over due to her lack of "looks" and focus on her personality. Her sense of humor is great to and i really appreciate people like her that don't need others to justify their existence. She is who she is and she's funny. Take it or leave it :))
Christ Follower. Husband of Dana. Laugher. Foodie. Colorado Rockies. Denver Broncos. Our Dog, Honor.
This is a must for the audio version versus the print version. When she's telling her own story she's passionate and hilarious. Her characters, her quips and jokes are so much better when she's voicing it.
The first half of the book, about her life leading up to SNL and her work is lots of fun. She shows a lot of heart and fun in her telling of her pregnancy and private life as well.
Probably the whole account of her SNL days
I laughed out loud a number of times. She shows a lot of heart.