Girl Walks Into A Bar

Girl Walks Into A Bar

Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and A Midlife Miracle

Book - 2012
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The former Saturday Night Live comedienne recounts her midlife career slump, long-distance relationship, and unplanned motherhood, which culminated in uproarious childcare activities and the bewilderment of friends and family members.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781592407118
1592407110
Branch Call Number: BIO DRATCH DRATCH
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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HCL_staff_reviews Dec 15, 2017

This turned out to be the perfect kick-off to a summer of pleasure reading--hilarious, touching, relatable and charming. Dratch is a born storyteller, able to weave through the bumpy patches in her personal life with self-deprecating grace and seemingly effortless wit. If you loved Dratch on "Saturday Night Live", as I certainly did, you may be surprised to find that she is even more enjoyable as herself. — Anne P, Washburn Library

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MplsTA
Jun 10, 2017

She is self deprecating without being depressing. She writes about the types of characters she is asked to play and about being typecast. My favorite is her Debbie Downer on SNL.

I was surprised to learn she had a child. She writes about unexpectedly getting pregnant and about becoming a mom. I would have liked to read more about her and her son and her experiences on being a mom. Maybe that will be the next book.

LPL_WilliamO May 13, 2016

Rachel Dratch is hilarious, and I love her willingness to put it all out there in this book. From her stint on SNL to dating in her late 30's to having a child in her early 40's, Rachel's story is honest and humorous. Check out the audiobook version, read by her - it's even better!

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ladybugg
Mar 29, 2015

Funny. Entertaining

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LT
Sep 13, 2013

I read a chapter or two, then skipped ahead to see if the author ever deviated from her slightly put-upon tone. Apparently she doesn't. I have compassion for Ms. Dratch, but in the segments that I read, she writes most often about being a depressed person. It takes a lot of sensitvity and creativity to capture the reader's attention in such circumstances, preferably with lashes of black humour thrown in. Self-pity is never attractive and seldom amusing.

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smichal
Dec 28, 2012

The first 2/3 of the book were terrific. I love to read about comedians working at SNL. I also enjoyed her dating misadventures (wow, red flags - guy wants to eat human flesh for real). Then for the last 1/3 of the book it was about meeting that guy and getting a baby by accident. Kind of gross.

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FlagrantMary
Jul 25, 2012

A sweet, self-deprecating account of Dratch's life and the surprises that occur. I really enjoyed this. Her writing voice is very funny and unique. I found myself rooting for her underdog tone.

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adelaideblair
Jun 16, 2012

This was a fun, light read. Perfect for summer. Not as funny as it could have been, but not bad.

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Jul 01, 2013

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