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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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    Tracey 08-24-15
    Tracey 08-24-15
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    "Great narrator"

    Rachel could have a new career in narration. She is very warm and easy to listen to. Interesting listen.

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    Nelly Norrell 08-21-15
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Girl Walks into a Bar... to and why?

    Like Tina Fey's memoir but somehow a little more personal.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I thoroughly enjoyed some of her accounts of new mommy drudgery.


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    Mary Holbert 08-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun!"

    Quirky fun! I enjoyed every bit. Learning about Rachel and her life and her stint on SNL, it was as if I already knew her and was reading about a friend.

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    Lauren Westminster, CA, United States 08-17-15
    Lauren Westminster, CA, United States 08-17-15

    When I need an escape and cannot openly read a book, I whip out my headphones and press play on my Audible app.

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    "Bright and Hopeful"

    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.

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    Anthony Peter Kwawu 08-16-15
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    "Rachel Dratch SNL SNL SNL 😂😂"

    Loved this book one of my best reads yet.
    Rachel is an awesome narrator one.
    I will definitely listen to another Rachel Audiobook

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    Kelly L. Brooks 08-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "warm, sincere and funny"

    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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    Carri 08-12-15
    Carri 08-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A fan all over again"

    I happened to stumble upon this book by accident because I had read Tina Fey's Bossy Pants. I loved this book. Well written, funny, and honest. I was a fan of Rachel's when she was on SNL, and I'm a fan of hers all over again! Also, I actually found her voice easy to listen to.

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    Jennifer 08-04-15
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    "Amusing, even if you are half a fan."

    Love Rachel's take on life, love and Hollywood BS. Recommend to all women with even a little sense of humor.

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    megan 07-30-15
    megan 07-30-15
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    "Smart and funny!"

    Laughed out loud and really enjoyed this book. Rachel is a brave and honest woman to tell her story and I'm glad I read it :)

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    Meredith Taylor Moore 07-28-15
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    "Entertaining"

    Like a bird on a wing, this story takes flight and you along with it. A symphony of emotions, opinions, and a culture unknown to most.

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