Girl Walks into a Bar.: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Girl Walks into a Bar.: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle by 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.



  • I had high hopes for this incredibly talented performer, but the actual content of the book fell far below my expectations. Throughout the audiobook, she shares numerous anecdotes about her life disappointments and dating disasters, all presented in a comedic manner. While I suppose it's possible that she gained strength and insight from these experiences, the frequent use of foul language hindered the overall impact of her story. I kept listening until I simply couldn't take it anymore, and it left me feeling quite unsettled.
  • I had a blast reading Bossypants by Tina Fey and being a massive fan of 30 Rock. Since I wasn't really into SNL, Rachel Dratch was unfamiliar to me. However, her book is hilarious and an absolute joy to listen to. I've actually listened to it twice already and I'm pretty sure I'll be revisiting it in the future.
  • At the start, it was a bit challenging. It felt as if the author was simply grumbling and lacking appreciation. It almost made me consider pausing my listening. However, it did improve somewhat by the conclusion.
  • This audiobook delves into Rachel's challenges as a comedian, which is evident in her writing style. I'm genuinely surprised that some people rated this book higher than three stars because I found it difficult to continue reading beyond each chapter. The writing lacks depth and reads like something that an eighth-grader would produce. However, I did find the part about SNL quite intriguing, which is why I gave it a three-star rating.
  • This audiobook was a real struggle to get through. I really liked Tina Fey's and Amy Poehler's books, as they offered insightful reflections on their life experiences that shaped their success. However, 'Girl Walks into a Bar' felt like nothing more than mindless complaining about insignificant issues. I would only recommend this if you're a die-hard Rachel Dratch fan.
  • I gotta say, this book is a real hoot! It had me entertained from start to finish with its hilarious and captivating content. What really sets it apart is Rachel's narration. Her voice just brings the whole story to life, ya know? I can't recommend it enough.