Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating by Rachel Dratch

By Rachel Dratch

during this side-splitting memoir, the previous Saturday evening Live megastar recounts the hilarious adventures and unforeseen pleasure of relationship and turning into a mom while she least anticipated it-at the age of forty-four.

Anyone who observed an episode of Saturday evening Live 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 was once basically getting provided roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. occasionally secretaries who're lesbians."

Her profession at a low aspect, Dratch unexpectedly had time for yoga, puppy- sitting, studying Spanish-and courting. in the end, what did a 40- anything unmarried girl residing in long island need to lose? Resigned to childlessness yet nonetheless hoping for love, Dratch was once out for beverages with a chum while she met John.

Handsome and humorous, after in basic terms six months of relationship long-distance, he turned the inadvertent father of her utterly unplanned, undreamed-of baby, and moved to ny to be a dad. With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the scoop to her bewildered mom and dad, the awe of her unmarried acquaintances, and the awkwardness of a baby-care category the place the teacher saved tossing out the f-word.

Filled with nice behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, woman Walks right into a Bar is a clean model of the "happily ever after" tale that proves girl comics-like bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler-are actually having their moment.

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When Sean was a young boy one of the joys of his life was being driven down dead-end streets. Whenever his family would pass one while travelling around town in their car, he would get hysterical if they refused to turn and follow the street to its end. His desire was intense and inexplicable to his parents. His mother reports rearranging her driving routes to avoid dead-end street signs. That strategy wasted less time than turning down each and every dead-end street, and avoided the fits that would occur if she did not.

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