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
Absolutely, this is freaking hilarious.I could never listen to this with a mouth full of anything because it would land across the room. You can expect at least a good chuckle every couple of moments, and a hearty laugh with tears is guaranteed in each chapter. She ROCKs!!! Good ole two times Dratch. The book is absolutely worth it from the first chapter!! I hope she has more books. I"m a huge SNL fan, and this was awesome. If you love Chelsea Handler, and Tina Fey's books you'll love this. She is a much better writer than Amy Poehler on this one ( sorry Amy). Buy this book if you need laughter in your life, DO NOT DELAY.