Girl Walks into a Bar...

  • by Rachel Dratch
  • Narrated by Rachel Dratch
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 44.
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 best sellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler - are truly having their moment.

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Could not stop listening

If you could sum up Girl Walks into a Bar... in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Funny & Heartwarming


Who was your favorite character and why?

Rachel of course.


Have you listened to any of Rachel Dratch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Was not aware that she has read or written other books. I loved her voice and would listen to her read menu.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and could have if I had not started so late at night and needed to get to bed.


Any additional comments?

I have a feeling I will listen to this again and again over the next few years. It was just really that enjoyable of a book.

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- Jeanine

Flowing comedic reality

This is a genuine laugh out loud listen. New Zealands State Highway one echoed to my laughter as I drove my truck through the night. I have recently suffered some personal trauma and this listen was much better than any drug to put me back on top and the colour back into life. Rachels Dratch's self effacing honesty and wry observations left me wanting more. Please write another to bring us up to date Rachel. Im keeping this one as an antidote to any future depression. My only criticism, and its a minor one, is that you read a bit fast which can detract.
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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio