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

By Rachel Dratch

The former SNL superstar recounts the adventures and unforeseen pleasure of courting and changing into a mother whilst she least anticipated it—at the age of forty-four.

Anyone who observed an episode of Saturday evening stay among 1999 and 2006 is aware Rachel Dratch. She was once hilarious! So what occurred to her? After a misbegotten half as Jenna at the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch used to be in simple terms getting provided roles as “Lesbians. Secretaries. occasionally secretaries who're lesbians.”

Her profession as a feminine comic at a low element, she all at once had time for yoga, dog-sitting, studying Spanish—and courting. Dratch finds the thrill and terrors of placing herself available in the market in a quest to discover love after which turning into a mom in an undreamed-of approach. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the inside track to her bewildered mom and dad, the awe of her unmarried buddies, and romance and coparenting along with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with nice behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNL, Girl Walks right into a Bar . . . is a humorous booklet with a fresh model of the happily-ever-after tale, packed with sensitivity, candor, and many comedian aid, as in simple terms Rachel Dratch can inform it.

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