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. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - revslick - LibraryThing
Fairly dry memoir of actress Rachel Dratch, which resembles in many ways the character she was famous for on SNL - Debbie Downer. Two philosophical nuggets I found is her approach to acting and life ... Read full review
Review: Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife MiracleUser Review - Holly DeMark - Goodreads
I would put this in the "liked, but didn't love" category - although I realize that it's unfair. If I had read this memoir before Tina Fey's or Mindy Kaling's, I might have rated it much higher. But ... Read full review