In this side-splitting memoir, the former Saturday Night Live star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it - at the age of 44.
Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians."
Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.
Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, undreamed-of child and moved to New York to be a dad. With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word.
Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar is a refreshing version of the "happily ever after" story that proves female comics - like best sellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler - are truly having their moment.
©2012 Rachel Dratch (P)2012 Penguin Audio
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This is a must for the audio version versus the print version. When she's telling her own story she's passionate and hilarious. Her characters, her quips and jokes are so much better when she's voicing it.
The first half of the book, about her life leading up to SNL and her work is lots of fun. She shows a lot of heart and fun in her telling of her pregnancy and private life as well.
Probably the whole account of her SNL days
I laughed out loud a number of times. She shows a lot of heart.
I listened to the whole book in one long car ride. Loved stepping into Dratch's world. She's smart, laugh out loud funny, and can break your heart.
I wish more people would read this book b/c it is both funny and genuine. This is one of the few times that a celebrity opens herself up enough to seem like an actual human being instead of someone trying to sell you some spin.
Like Tina Fey's memoir but somehow a little more personal.
I thoroughly enjoyed some of her accounts of new mommy drudgery.
When I need an escape and cannot openly read a book, I whip out my headphones and press play on my Audible app.
I've read Fey and Poehler's books and now the trifecta is complete with Dratch's insightful book. I finished this book in 1 day and was never bored from the stories, anecdotes, and life lessons Dratch tells.
I wanted to keep listening. A tearful passage or two. A couple more that made me laugh out loud and more still that brought a smile.As someone who had her first (and only) child at 41, there was definitely some things I could relate to. By the time the book is over you feel like she's your friend -- or you'd like her to be.
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