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Girl Walks Into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

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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.

Review:

"[Girl Walks Into A Bar...] will take you away." Janet Maslin, New York Times

Review:

"Ms. Dratch maintains a blunt, irreverent and gently jaded posture, party because of experience...[she] turns her setbacks into irreverent vignettes...her book, which moves from tales of Second City and Saturday Night Live to an exploration of motherhood, convinces you that she has seen enough to justify a show business memoir." New York Times

Review:

“Funny, honest, and optimistic. It’s like spending a delightful evening with Rachel, but in a format that allows you to put her in your purse and enjoy her on the bus.” Tina Fey

Review:

“Dratch’s book is definitely funny, but it is her courage to speak openly about her struggle with dating, romance, and the Holy Grail of feminine culture — motherhood — that makes this work as unconventional as her path to both television stardom and maternity.” The Huffington Post

Review:

“A hilarious and incisive view of her unexpected life trajectory.” The Village Voice

Review:

"It's rare that you find a book so sharply funny yet deeply optimistic. I LOVED this book from start to finish. Rachel's stories are just so candid and honest....It was hard not laugh out loud — so I often did." Mike Birbiglia, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepwalk with Me

Synopsis:

The former SNL star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mom 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 as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish — and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and romance and coparenting with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar... is a funny book with a refreshing version of the happily-ever-after story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief, as only Rachel Dratch can tell it.

Synopsis:

The former SNL star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mom when she least expected itandmdash;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 andldquo;Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians.andrdquo;

Her career as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanishandmdash;and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and romance and coparenting with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratchandrsquo;s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar . . . is a funny book with a refreshing version of the happily-ever-after story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief, as only Rachel Dratch can tell it.

About the Author

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for seven seasons, where she was known for her characters Boston teen Denise "Zazu" McDonough, the "Lovers" professors with Will Ferrell, and Debbie Downer. Girl Walks into a Bar is her first book. She plans on writing a 20-volume set about her life though, and selling it door-to-door like encyclopedias.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592407576
Subtitle:
Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
Author:
Dratch, Rachel
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos t/o
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.77 x 0.99 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592407576 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Girl Walks Into A Bar...] will take you away."
"Review" by , "Ms. Dratch maintains a blunt, irreverent and gently jaded posture, party because of experience...[she] turns her setbacks into irreverent vignettes...her book, which moves from tales of Second City and Saturday Night Live to an exploration of motherhood, convinces you that she has seen enough to justify a show business memoir."
"Review" by , “Funny, honest, and optimistic. It’s like spending a delightful evening with Rachel, but in a format that allows you to put her in your purse and enjoy her on the bus.”
"Review" by , “Dratch’s book is definitely funny, but it is her courage to speak openly about her struggle with dating, romance, and the Holy Grail of feminine culture — motherhood — that makes this work as unconventional as her path to both television stardom and maternity.”
"Review" by , “A hilarious and incisive view of her unexpected life trajectory.”
"Review" by , "It's rare that you find a book so sharply funny yet deeply optimistic. I LOVED this book from start to finish. Rachel's stories are just so candid and honest....It was hard not laugh out loud — so I often did."
"Synopsis" by , The former SNL star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mom 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 as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish — and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and romance and coparenting with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar... is a funny book with a refreshing version of the happily-ever-after story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief, as only Rachel Dratch can tell it.

"Synopsis" by ,
The former SNL star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mom when she least expected itandmdash;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 andldquo;Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians.andrdquo;

Her career as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanishandmdash;and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and romance and coparenting with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratchandrsquo;s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar . . . is a funny book with a refreshing version of the happily-ever-after story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief, as only Rachel Dratch can tell it.

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