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

Written by:
Rachel Dratch
Narrated by:
Rachel Dratch

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2012
5 hours 13 minutes
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.
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Laura Cochran

A pleasant, often amusing book. It's rather short, though.

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A.D. Lee

truly laugh out loud funny! she definitely does not get enough credit for any thing she does in life!

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Susan B.

What an enjoyable listen! Have enjoyed Rachel for as long as she has been in show business! So nice that she has a new career as a mom! She seems to have her life complete! I would recommend this book!

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Eye-opening look at delayed motherhood, dating, and navigating a dynamic career in show business.

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