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Girl Walks into a Bar... Audiobook

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

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?
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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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    James And Lanette Raugust Vancouver, WA 03-18-15
    James And Lanette Raugust Vancouver, WA 03-18-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Good book"

    Great insight into Ms. Dratch's start in comedy. Fun and engaging story read by the author, herself. If you like Yes, Please by Amy Poehler, you'll like this book too.

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    Richard C Cardona Cedar Park, TX USA 03-14-15
    Richard C Cardona Cedar Park, TX USA 03-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing to lose"

    Talk about raw, candid, frank and honest: Rachel lays it all out in a thorough, detailed internal dialogue way that the beautiful Jewish culture shines at.

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    kristin n hill 02-25-15
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    "entertaining for sure"

    I really liked this book. It was made infinitely better because it was read by Rachel. Every once and awhile she breaks and chuckles a little which made it even more funny. To be honest though, I am not sure I would have liked it as much if I read it as opposed to listening as I did.

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    Dewuan Jefferson gotham city 02-22-15
    Dewuan Jefferson gotham city 02-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    "The girl's alright!"

    Enjoyed this read, so much insight on the opposite end of typecasting in Hollywood. Also enjoyed her perspective on dating and parenting, she's a fighter!

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    Kerry Zukus 02-21-15
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    "Pleasant"

    This will undoubtedly be compared to Tina Fey (read) and Amy Poehler's book (yet to read), but it strikes out on its own as it moves from show biz memoir to got-unexpectedly-pregnant-at-44 memoir. Light, pleasant, and enjoyable.

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    James central Florida 02-17-15
    James central Florida 02-17-15

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    "Thoroughly entertaining."

    Rachel Dratch isn't just a talented comedic actor. She's a wonderful storyteller, too. Girl Walks Into a Bar answers the burning question, "Hey Rachel, whatever happened to you?" But it goes one better along the way. It makes the listener wonder how this amazingly talented woman ever got away from us in the first place.

    Great telling of a very entertaining story.

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    Coey 02-15-15
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    "Such a relatable story"

    Dratch had a real woman's perspective and says the things we all think and never say. The journey she goes through is emotional and hilarious and you get to be right there with her.

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    Liz 02-12-15
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    I kept listening to it, hoping it would get better. She seemed very "woe is me". I should have given up.

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    torie 02-12-15
    torie 02-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good for Rachel!!"

    Oh Rachel, so lovable and neurotic. I'm glad things worked out in the end but man oh man does she hold on to every injustice. At one point I had to take a week or so off. A lot of complaining. So much poor me, why me. But....she is funny, just pretend you're listening to a funny version of you mother acting like she's the only person that ever had ANYTHING negative happen to her EVER.


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    "So surprisingly good!"

    Read this because it was mentioned in Amy Poehler's book and I am so glad I did. What a crazy story! Rachel Dratch seems so nice and funny.

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