This was one of the most enjoyable books since Bossy Pants. I plan on listening to it over and over again.
Rachel is a true genius with words and setting scenes. It's a laugh out loud book about a very down to earth woman.
I would recommend this book to a friend who enjoys comedy, hearing others' stories, and who wants a lighthearted, fast read. There is some "blue" content; but nothing audacious.
It is perfect to hear the author's words directly from the author and Ms. Dratch made the audio so funny and heartwarming.
I was particularly moved by the part where, after scathing comments about past horrible baby showers she has endured, she was moved to tears by the tiny pants she received for her child at her own shower.
Quick read. Dynamic and funny throughout.
I enjoyed listening to this book. Rachel is very entertaining and honest in her story about herself. It is nice to know that women can be strong and funny at the same time.
Very funny and enjoyable to listen to. I had seen her in parts over the years but never realized how funny she was. Loved that she read her own book. Hope to see her in more movies.
Love love love this. Makes me want to hang out with Rachel Dratch even though I hate babies. Would listen again!
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If there was ANYTHING interesting in this book. It was like listening to an old college friend update you on their boring life including whole "He-Said this, I-said that, Then he made this joke" kind of stories. What a yawn!
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Girl Walks into a Bar...?
Whenever she makes a fake baby crying 'Waaaah, Waaaaah' sound! Which would be 80% of the book.
Who knew Rachel Dratch had such an interesting story? From starting out to having her baby, nothing happens in a conventional manner for Rachel. Which makes it that much more interesting.
I'm not necessarily sure this book was necessary but I enjoyed Dratch's tales enough. Especially towards the end it does seem like there's a lot padding to get a story, which is already pretty short. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this as a book, it would probably seem too flimsy, but Dratch's performance on the audiobook adds to it. It's not a ton of insider SNL info so if that's what you're after don't look here. This is really her story of her experiences and rejections from the entertainment industry, and her relationship with her baby daddy and experiences of motherhood in her 40's.
Based on her book I don't want to compare Dratch to Tina Fey but I did listen to Bossypants first then this based on the Audible recommendation. It is in the same vein as Bossypants but shorter and focuses more on her more recent personal life - but they have had very different experiences. There are stories of early improv days and SNL but That's not the focus.
A funny and personal look behind and beyond SNL with touching personal moments from Rachel's life.
Her performance and story are great, got me a little teary eyed at some points