There are three similar SNL memoirs out there right now: Tina Fey's, Mindy Kalling's, and Rachel Dratch's. In many ways, they all overlap. There are highs and lows to each one, and a bit of unnecessary name-dropping and fawning in all of them, but all three also have very funny parts.
In my opinion, Tina Fey's was by far the best, funniest, and most mature of the three. Having read that one first, the other two had a hard time living up to her standard.
Rachel Dratch is hilarious. And she's an inspiration. Get this book, you won't be sorry!
Not a bad way to dwindle away time while driving, but there wasn't much of a take-away. The jokes, for the most part, felt like Dratch's saved up comedic material since she left SNL. I appreciated the honesty of her story, however, and her attempt to acknowledge the multiple viewpoints of her listening audience.
Her audio delivery was great, and, seeing that is was more memoir than fiction, recommending changes would be silly.
She thinks she is funnier than she is, which makes for a kind of painful listening experience.
Her insights and observations into the world are surprisingly dull, and now that she has talked about showbiz and SNL, there is nothing else I care to hear her opinion about. Tina Fey: please write 50 more books! I want to hear your thoughts on anything. R.D. does not have the same genius for writing, just some similarities in life experience.
Not quite what I was expecting, but funny none the less! Not sure what made it different from what I thought it would be, but I definitely enjoyed it. Worth the listen if you're eager for a laugh, and very well performed.
Yes, it was lovely. I laughed; I cried. If you are or have been a single woman over 35, this book is a MUST LISTEN. I am a 39 year old college professor who has dedicated her life to her career. Rachel taps into the angst and worries about being single and childless and ambitious in a funny and very real way. I find there are few books or stories out there for women in this age range that aren't trite or humiliating. We are bombarded with bad advice and Rachel taps into this poignantly and honestly with such a great sense of humor. Thank you, Rachel!
Rachel's humor and honesty.
I love Rachel Dratch. For books on tape, I prefer memoirs read by the author and Rachel has a wonderful voice and brought her story to life. The timing and pacing were terrific. The "voices" she used to move the story along were probably better than reading the book myself. I bought this book for several of my friends, but I have to say, if they could listen to it they would probably enjoy it more.
I listen to books as I go for walks. But she motivated me to walk A LOT!
Best word for this book is cute. It had some laugh out loud moments and Rachel Dratch did a good job on the reading. The story overall wasn't real cohesive, but that didn't take away from the humor.
It didn't change my life, but it was definately worth buying and listening too. If you need something to get your mind off of a long flight or tedious commute, this will do the trick.
This was the best book! And hearing it in Rachel's voice made it so much better. The "Tell Tale Vibrator" had me laughing so hard I was crying. Rachel, I'm anxiously awaiting your next book.
Yes. I didn't want it to end.
Yes-It was very entertaining and easy to listen to. Plus there were lots of little moments I am sure I missed enjoying fully!
Talking about what it's like to be single and childless as a women then shockingly becoming pregnant.
Rachel Dratch herself or her agent
This is my life
Some editing of repeated phrases. Better organization of the story as a whole.
Her performance was good.
Just the multiple repeated ideas and phrases.
I do love her work.