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Publisher Description

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
Rachel Dratch
hr min
April 26
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

Alexhubi ,

Very funny

Started out a little slow and wasn't sure if I was going to like it- but once she left the showbiz stuff and got into everyday life/dating/baby stories I was laughing out loud. Really enjoyed it!

Ralph from Jersey ,

Interesting but not great.

First and foremost, there is a sort of "echo" tone to the narrative, which I found annoying. Let's call that a technical issue. But Rachel's story (and her narrative of same) is interesting enough. She offers a very frank description of her insecurities, which I found a big surprising. She gives some insight into SNL. She is not the first SNL alum whose book I have read or heard, but she's the first to come across as "normal," someone who I wouldn't mind meeting and knowing. Best of all, she has no substance abuse issues. If you are looking for a big reveal, this book ain't for you. If you are looking for an honest narrative, go for it.

Katiej7 ,

"Baby Shower part" cracked me up!

Get the audio book, She's great at voices. There's not way reading this will be as funny as hearing her act it out.

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