This book is interesting, and as to be expected, Rachel does a great job with comedic delivery as the narrator. Her humility and outlook on life are refreshing. However, the book drags a little in some places and feels repetitive, not that she actually repeats life stories, but certain parts feel too similar to the rest of the book. I enjoyed it, and did laugh at loud in certain parts, and nod in other parts, totally relating to what she was describing, but there was nothing outstanding. Good but not great.
Rachel Dratch is a great actor and this really came across in her book, her narration was funny endearing and relatable. If you like comedy biography you'll probably like this.
Bohemian Bon Vivant
Yes, with reservations.
Loved it. I look forward to what she does next! She was great fun to spend time with. Very amusing and a great attitude.
This book was a pleasure to read thanks to Rachel Dratch herself and her very upbeat and comedic take on things. Where it rather lost me was the last third or so when she got into the stuff about finding herself pregnant and what came after. This was not very interesting and was like being forced to look at someone else's baby snapshots and hear their story. Still, if this is the book she set out to write, she did a great job at it, it's just that I wasn't interested in that aspect of her life. I'd still recommend it, however, because she does such a great job with the part that comes before this and she's FUN to spend time with and listen to. I'd really like to see her do another audio book about life in general, and not so much about motherhood, which is pretty universal and not all that interesting.
People who like biographies of other people with self pity.
The book is finished and I have not laugh one time.
Her voice and her expressions.
Do not buy this book if you are looking for a stand up comedy. Its basically a biography filled with negative self image.
You feel like you were listenning to friend talking about their life story.
I never heard of her
SNL created an other star
Yes. It doesn't stand up to Bossypants, but Dratch knows that, too. The book is good and honest and a nice look at a pretty regular life.
The book starts out saying this won't be about showbiz. Then the first half of the book is about showbiz especially SNL and Second City. But that's good since that's why we want to buy this book isn't it. This book actually tells you some things about SNL you didn't find out by reading Tina Fey's Bossypants. But it is the comparison to Bossypants that hurts this book. Although the performance is great it just isn't as interesting as Tina Fey's book which is quickly becoming the standard for Audible autobiographies.
The performance in this book was great, the biggest selling point of this book. I feel bad for the people who only get to read it.
No. In fact there is a break point about 3 hours in that makes an easy stopping point.
Yes. It was funny and poignant. Dratch was insightful, open, and generally made me feel like I was a friend listening to anecdotes about her life.
I am a literature professor and listen to audiobooks for a break from the 18th century, so this was a wonderful change of pace. This is definitely laugh-out-loud funny and made a 2000 mile drive enjoyable (although I sandwiched it between Jane Lynch and Penny Marshall, which were also lovely). This is better than Bossy Pants, and when Amy Pohler writes her memoir, the bar has been set much higher for her.
Probably the revelation of the double-bush exposure.
Hilarious, fun, and also very candid. She brings new meaning to "being real."
It was a cute and humorous story about Rachel Dratch. Not a full bio but just some exerps about her life from SNL to Motherhood.
I saw some other reviews on this site and I would say that they were unfair in saying that they didn't like this because they wanted her to talk more about SNL. Tina Fey's book was not all about SNL comments so let go of those thoughts.
Listen to this book because you want to hear some funny situations Rachel encountered. She's got a great internal insight that is amusing and fun. I liked the book. It was a great. Listen to it.
When she was at Burning Man taking a pee. I'm not going to give this away so you are going to have to listen to it.