Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
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 forty-four. Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch.... show more
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 forty-four. 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 bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler-are truly having their moment.
Publish date: March 29th 2012
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
Rachel Dratch is known primarily for her tenure as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. After having been initially cast as Jenna on the sitcom 30 Rock, and shooting the pilot, she received the news that the role was being recast (Jane Krakowski) and that she would be given a series of small, walk...
Girl Walks into a Bar by Rachel Dratch was a very funny book. I listened to this book on a long plane ride from Washington DC to Narita Japan. It keep my interest from the beginning but I really love the ending part of the book.
A very candid and humorous memoir.Dratch is hilarious as she shares some of her misadventures, including dating in New York. She finds humor in most situations and remains surprisingly upbeat, even during difficult or unexpected times.This is a fun, feel good read.I really liked that the book reads ...
Finding herself without steady employment for the first time in nearly two decades, and approaching 40 with the realization that she had no plan to realize her life-long plans for marriage and children, Dratch decides that it might just be the right time to have a personal life. She has no shortage ...
It was funny, but also super self-deprecating. So. There's that.