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Overview

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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On Saturday Night Live, Rachel Dratch carved out a career in unflattering roles. To most people, in fact, her most memorable portrayal was of "Debbie Downer," a duller than dull, conversation-deadening loser. Exhausted by such narrowing parts, the Dartmouth grad quit the show in 2006, soon discovering that her life had become saner, though less busy. Escaping from big city doldrums, the forty-something comedian decided to test dating waters and literally before she knew it, she was pregnant. In this very funny, thoroughly winning autobiography, Dratch riffs on television comedy, dog-sitting, blind dates, pregnancy, and breaking the baby news to those who know you best. A surefire hit for SNL aficionados and other people who like to laugh. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

Tina Fey

“Rachel Dratch has written a memoir that is funny, honest and optimistic. It's like spending a delightful evening with Rachel, but in a format that allows you put her in your purse and enjoy her on the bus. (Rachel, I think Lynda Carter should play you in the movie and you should play your son.)”
Amy Poehler

"A hilarious look at how unpredictable and beautiful life can be. Like Dratch, Girl Walks into a Bar... is honest, surprising and always funny."
Sarah Silverman

"This is one of those books where a woman tells of her struggles with life and love. But here's the caveat: the struggles are hilarious and the woman is Rachel Dratch."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592407118
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Dratch
Rachel Dratch is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and she went on to the Second City Mainstage before joining Saturday Night Live. She lives in Manhattan with her son, Eli.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Rachel is hysterical. She has a unique voice that is well suited

    Rachel is hysterical. She has a unique voice that is well suited for memoirs. I hope she does a follow up in a few years when she and her child are a little older.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Unexpected charming read

    Ms. Drach has mad comedy skills but her writing far surpasses them. Her book is even better than the book of her friend and cast mate Tina Fey. And I loved Bossypants!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    One of my FAVORITE nook purchases of all time!

    Thank you, Rachel Dratch. This book is a clever, open, funny look at the strange and wonderful things life has given to Ms. Dratch. She is so smart, and her observation and description of some of her life experiences are hilarious, touching, and very entertaining.

    I will be purchasing her next book, so I hope she has plans to write it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    Funny, Down to Earth, Heartwarming

    Rachel Dratch is your funny, wide-eyed, smart best friend who just happened to have a baby on accident. Lovely, funny, inside look from a very level-headed source for SNL fans, but also realistic, and heartwarming. Write more Rachel!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Awesome book

    Had me in stitches.....she gives a brief background and review of her history with SNL, childhood etc. but then wham the comedy and laughs begine

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    This book is hysterical, i really want to read it.

    I really want to read this book because it sounds so funny. It makes me crack up every time because it sounds like it could be an episode of SNL.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    For Dratch fans... Finally!

    I read a lot of this book at work and kept laughing out loud and then had to read parts of the book aloud to explain. Coworkers now want to borrow it. Normally I am completely uninterested in memoirs, but the story of this geisha of comedy was great from start to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Big fan, little disapointed

    Love the author's comedy. She was honest about her life, but it wasn't as funny as I hoped.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    I love this book!

    This book is one of the few "tell all" type books that really hits all the notes, and does so with great humor, style, and courage. You will experience real moments in every way through humorous, inspiring, and sometimes brutal, honesty. It's for the person who's found success in various forms and who's had disappointment in various forms. It's for people who've achieved their goals, people who are changing their goals, and people who have yet to reach their goals. It's for anyone who's truly lived.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Great story and very funny

    Enjoyed this book immensely! Read it in 2 days

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Do not waste your time or money

    Poor me book is right

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Easy, breezy, light entertainment

    Rachel Dratch's memoir is a light account of her career. It only briefly touches on Saturday Night Live, the show from which she gained most of her recognition. It tells more the story of her social and dating life. Easy to pick up and put down. Mildly amusing at times.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    pass it bye bye

    a poor me book.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    Funny! Made me laugh out loud. Just about any women can connect

    Funny! Made me laugh out loud.
    Just about any women can connect to Ms. Dratch's life experiences in dating, love, carrier (we all may not be on TV but we struggle to find and do what we love.)
    Great Read!! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Ken

    *backs away*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Aly

    Thanxs ill give it to someone else. Im not drinking to ruin meh life.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Not as funny as I expected

    Quick beach read - however I was expecting more humor along the lines of Bossypants. I think I could have done without reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Rain

    She hops up onto the bar, sitting.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Ok..but not always funny

    I liked the book...dont get me wrong...but it runs boring ALOT. Good inside info for SNL wanna bees thought..not worth $13...sorry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 6, 2012

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