- 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 really liked her book. I've read other comedian memoirs and to date this is my favorite...very amusing, enjoyable, and funny. Made me lol!Published 26 days ago by Pen Name
I wanted to love this, but I couldn't even finish it. She talks a lot about her improve days. Snooze.Published 1 month ago by TB363
Great audio book. She was upfront and real throughout the whole read.Published 1 month ago by wallylover
This is a terrific book. Honest and heartfelt, it was more relatable and engaging than many of the other recent memoirs by female comediennes such as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by wendy
I found Rachel Dratch so relatable. I don't want to spoil it, but I will say that I shed a tear or two at one of her major life turning points. A great mix of funny and touching.Published 2 months ago by Bella Penderman