I did like the audiobook and love that you can list to the actual author doing the reading, but it is not the best of all autobiographies I have listened to.
I found that there are some parts that seem like it was mimicking Tina Fey's Bossy Pants. I don't know if this is true but I probably feel this way because it came out a year later.
Funny, Dorky, Quirky
No, I listen for an hour each way on my daily commute.
I liked it, and I was glad to hear about what happened to Rachel Dratch after SNL but it just wasn't my favorite audiobook of all time.
A very effervescent and enjoyable biography, Rachel, who reads her own biography has strong comedic timing and lends a great diction to her own words. I genuinely enjoyed her book and find her story interesting as especially she has had a difficult road to the career she has had to build for herself.
"Where were the Sullys and the Smittys?"
I loved listening to books during my commute to work. Maybe I shouldn't have retired!
I would listen to this book again. It's a nice story, nothing overly serious. One can just sit back, relax and enjoy. Those of us who have watched Saturday Night Live through the years will find those sections of the book interesting.
I've never listened to other books by Rachel Dratch before, but after listening to this one, I would be interested.
I've never listened to other performances by Rachel Dratch before.
I never listen to an entire book in one sitting. I prefer 1 to 3 hours at a time.
If you are undecided about what book you want to purchase, this is a good choice. I think you will find it a fun listen.
Rachel's narration. I love when comedians write and narrate their books.
I would recommend it. It is just a fun break.
Too many to count
I don't think it is one that should be made into a movie.
The Savvy Bride
Dratch's performance was engaging and entertaining. She had a real warmth to her read.
I enjoy her TV and improv performances. Great to hear about her 'real' life.
I laughed aloud a lot. She covers her early career, impro work and eventual casting on Saturday Night Live...then the subsequent pause in her career post SNL, for me the most intriguing part of the book....what to do next...
Rachel Dratch is very real and to the point, no holds barred. Cute story, not amazing.....but very upbeat and feel good.
Tina Fey's "Bossypants". I would compare because of the obvious similarities (SNL, comedienne).
Lighthearted, solid listen!!!
Obviously Rachel knows her own story well, but she's a real performer and makes the book very enjoyable.
I listened to it quite quickly - even if you know her story from People magazine or wherever, it's still kind of suspenseful.
The fact that Rachel was the reader.
Yes, it was a very candid account of her life. Some she made the most of her life with a lovely sense of humor despite not quite fitting in.
Her emotions/ feelings
I would definitely recommend this book, it has a wonderful combination of nostalgia and anticipation that leaves it in a memoir category of its own. It's not so much of a memoir as it is a prequel to what is currently happening in Rachel Dratch's life now. Very funny stories, brutal honesty, and a sense of humor that is rivaled only by her friends and peers.
Absolutely. The 5 hours seemed to fly past me all too fast.
Very funny book!
I credit audible for improving my listening skills.
I did not know much about Rachel Dratch before this book. I had seen her on a few SNL episodes (I'm not a big fan of SNL) and on the first season of 30 Rock and then hadn't thought much about her since. Within the first few minutes of her book, I knew I was a fan of not only the book, but her too! She's got a fantastic sense of humor (especially about herself) and while her book is very funny, its also exceptionally honest. I really appreciated her openness about her self, her personal life, and her career.
I laughed a lot. But more than anything, I felt like the book ended with her happy and better off than the beginning. Being so invested in her story, I deeply wanted that for her.