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Girl Walks into a Bar... Audiobook

Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Aria Jayde 06-19-15
    Aria Jayde 06-19-15 Member Since 2014

    I'm a Parentist, Writer, Vlogger, Blogger, Life Enthusiast, Happy Morning Person & Majestic Night Person.

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    If you could sum up Girl Walks into a Bar... in three words, what would they be?

    Funny. Humbling. Interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    uh...Rachel...


    Which character – as performed by Rachel Dratch – was your favorite?

    The hideously obese alien lesbian - bwaahaaa!!!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    ...


    Any additional comments?

    I'm Australian and apart from the snippets i've seen on youtube recently, I haven't had much exposure to SNL - so choosing this unknown autobiography was a gamble and I was trusting the positive feedback - which I am happy I did. I enjoyed this more than I expected and she is seriously hilarious. I look forward to hearing about her more in the future :)

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    L.a. 06-19-15
    L.a. 06-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The feel good book of the year"

    Funny,sweet and charming.
    A must have book from an SNL alumni. I enjoyed this book so much. #dratchrocks

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    AH 06-14-15
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    "Better than expected"

    Great narration. I got a little bored during the whole raising baby part but I see how it was critical to the story. Highly enjoyed it.

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    Diane 06-11-15
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    "Best one of sol girl crew"

    I've audio heard Amy polled,Tina Rey's bossy pants , but this was the funniest, which I didn't think was possible. Awesome

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    Olivia 06-03-15
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    "Lighthearted and Entertaining"

    This audiobook seemed very similar to Tina Fey's Bossypants for the first half both in writing and in narration then seemed to find its own voice. Rachel is funny and down to earth and I appreciated her honesty and quick wit. It stays pretty light and is an easy, entertaining listen. Would recommend.

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    "honest and uplifting, great mom-read"

    I like Rachel and her book is a candid memoir with a happy ending. Great for anyone who can appreciate how life takes you where it will, despite what one may expect.

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    Andy The Girl 05-23-15
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    "Great until she starts gushing about being pregnant and her baby"

    ...then it got so trite and boring. Thank goodness that was the very end of the book.

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    Traci2111 05-18-15
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    "Hilarious!"

    Love her. Relatable and so funny. I would read anything she writes. Best of the SNL lady three (Amy, Tina, Rachel).

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    JOSHUA BOGART BOSTON, MA 05-15-15
    JOSHUA BOGART BOSTON, MA 05-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "funny and sweet"

    I found myself falling completely in love with Rachel Dratch and can understand why star fuckers around the global would want to get close to her! thank God she recorded this as an audiobook because I too do not read.

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    Katie 04-29-15
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    Wonderfully read by Rachel Dratch! I can't imagine it without her voice telling her story. Great audible choice, she is animated and funny!

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