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Girl Walks into a Bar . . .
Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle | Rachel Dratch
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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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Skyrimir
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This sticker was a travesty! Who does that?!? I think I found the magic combo for getting stickers off though! A hair dryer to warm the sticker and get it mostly off then I sprayed the glue that was still left with a degreaser. No more sticker and no more sticky!

RainyDayReading OMG I am going to have to try this now! I have so many books with those stupid stickers, it drives me crazy. 11mo
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Reita325
Mehso-so

It‘s impossible not to like Rachel Dratch. I thought this book would be entirely about her career. Most of it is about her having a child, unexpectedly, in her 40‘s. Not a topic I would have knowingly read about.

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hermyknee
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Pickpick

I think she is my favorite person. I absolutely adored this book ♥️ I loved her stories about show business, working on SNL, adulthood and her surprise motherhood at 43. Rachel Dratch is funny, honest, and utterly endearing. If you‘re looking for a light summer read, look no further!

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hermyknee
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“What happened to you?”

How to answer this question: What happened to me? Where have I been since you last saw me on TV...
Sometimes people think I‘m still working because they see me on reruns of Saturday Night Live or King of Queens. People think if they see you on reruns, that means you‘re working. No. You are sitting in your apartment watching Judge Mathis. That‘s what you are doing.

SamanthaMarie Oooo this sounds great!! I've been watching reruns of 30 Rock and she's in the first season. 1y
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Ncostell
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Pickpick

I‘m always looking for something to listen to on my commute to work and this was a quick, fun listen. Rachel Dratch reads it herself and she kept me entertained with her stories of her SNL days, dating life and ultimate foray into motherhood.

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LaurenReads
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Mehso-so

Eh. It was funny in parts, but overall very underwhelming. #audiobook

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LouLouLane
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Sace That's awesome. 😂 2y
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Bookzombie
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#junebookbugs Day 11 The only one of the four I haven't read is Rachel Dratch's book (Life is in the subtitle.) #life

hermyknee I loved Rachel Dratch‘s Book! I adore Jen Kirkman - how was her Book? 1y
Bookzombie @hermyknee I don‘t remember much of it. I guess that says something. I gave it 3 Stars at the time though. I loved Rachel Dratch‘s book too. I was able to get it on audio. 🙂 1y
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MorganNotMegan
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Pickpick

This was such a heartfelt, delightful listen. I didn't know much about her other than SNL, but this book goes into detail about how her looks are perceived in Hollywood (spoiler alert, she's somehow seen as a cavetroll) how it often took her two tries for all her auditions, but she never gave up, and how she found herself surprised by a pregnancy at 43. ⭐️It's def a feel good read! ⭐️

Jenshootsweddings I love her ❤ 3y
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BethwithBooks

Rachel Dratch saves me from nightmares when I accidentally watch Stranger Things too close to bedtime.

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FeastingOnFiction
Panpan

REALLY wanted to like this but I found a lot of parts hard to get through. For me it too often went from funny memoirs to woe-is-me rant. The anecdotes always seemed to end with "XYZ didn't happen because I'm not pretty". You get glimpses of the SNL Rachel Dratch we loved, but not enough.

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triskeleseeker
Pickpick

Get this on audio, of course: read by the author. I loved Rachel Dratch even more after this book, if that's possible.

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