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Girl Walks Into A Bar

Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and A Midlife Miracle

Dratch, Rachel

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Girl Walks Into A Bar
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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: 1592407110
9781592407118
Branch Call Number: 792. 7028092 D767g 2012
Characteristics: 248 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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Rising through the comedy ranks into mid-life and motherhood, Rachel Dratch tells her unique, yet relatable tale of hard work, funny business, and being more than Debbie Downer.


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Sep 15, 2013
  • LT rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 28, 2012
  • smichal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 25, 2012
  • FlagrantMary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 01, 2012
  • Cathy1123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Funny! My husband and I couldn't stop laughing!

Jun 16, 2012
  • adelaideblair rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

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