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 - Darcy - Goodreads
Please listen to Rachel Dratch read this book aloud. Yes, dear reader, spring for the audiobook. It's her own story after all. When she tells it, it leaps off the page in her own voice in a way that ... Read full review