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
I really wanted to like this book. I want to know "what happened to Rachel Dratch" but the first two sections just seem like a whiny diatribe about how Hollywood only wants gorgeous women or hideously ugly and obese people. Rachel is somewhere in the middle so she can't get work. I didn't laugh through the first two sections and couldn't connect with Rachel so I'm returning the book.
Disappointment, annoyance, indifference.
She was whining too much
Not funny. too much whining
whiny, not funny
there weren't enough characters
Not written it.
This book is the narration about the life of an unsuccessful woman.
Nothing of interest really happens, it’s not funny. She talks a lot about babies.
Do you really want to read something like this?
Rachel Dratch life seems a little boaring, the only thing thay may have been interesting was more snl stories, but not to much of that in the book.
Poorly read, boring stories - I turned it off after trying to make it work for, like, an hour.
I would have put zero stars, but I don't know how
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