- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 12 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: April 3, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007R6B0AY
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Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle Audible – Unabridged
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For example, she describes a dating "crusade" as 3 different dates over the span of something like a year. In what world is 3 dates considered a crusade? I appreciate her honesty about the difficulties of dating, and the mistakes she'd made in the past by preferring not "nice guys" and suffering the consequences. It was just difficult for me to understand, as it was written, just what was so difficult about dating for her specifically - if she had peeled back another layer, let us know why it is that she was going for the "bad guys," then maybe it would have been more emotionally engaging for the reader, and also more of a relief when she met such a nice guy in the end. I just couldn't really connect with why she had gone for the difficult guys previously.
I also thought she was shockingly naiive when she discovered after SNL that she was expected to produce a "boner" along with a laugh...she said, "When did the rules change?" For better or worse, she had to have had the insight that a comedienne and/or actress's looks are taken into account when they are considered for a role...Read more ›
Turns out that I was right. Her memoirs have no tragic reveals about her life, no awful memories or life-changing tragedies, but Dratch comes across as a very nice person who happens to not have the beauty queen looks that Hollywood seems to demand. Seeing as how I'm also not of the beauty queen variety, I could relate to her struggles to get out of the "wacky lesbian/secretary/best friend" roles. Dratch writes with an easy humor that feels like a friend telling you a story. I finished the book in one evening because the pages just rolled by...plus her story--including her unexpected pregnancy at the age of 44--was so interesting and well-told.
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I got this as an Audio book for my horrid afternoon commute. It was so funny and candid. Listening to her tell her story really made it very personal. Read morePublished 2 days ago by M. fugere
I bought this for Audible and listened to it during a seven hour solo car trip. It was such a great road trip companion. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Kristin Armshaw
I loved it. I've read a lot of very good kindle books but was never motivated to rate one. I will admit - the first few pages made me think I made a mistake by buying this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luanne R.
Rachel Dratch is not only a gifted comedian (I love Debbie Downer!) but also a talented writer. She is so relatable and down to earth. I'm glad she shared her story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tracy
Not what I expected at all. Turned out to be less of a comics memoir and more of a witty mom describing her life experiences.Published 1 month ago by Jenell
This book made me really happy to read. If you're feeling like Debbie Downer, read this book--you'll be glad you did.Published 2 months ago by Gato Del Mar
I don't know her or watch SNL so I think something for lost in the text. I haven't read anything funny in chapter 1.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer