her book, which moves from tales of Second City and Saturday Night Live to an exploration of motherhood, convinces you that she has seen enough to justify a show business memoir." New York Times Funny, honest, and optimistic. Janet Maslin, The New York Times Dratch s book is definitely funny, but it is her courage to speak openly about her struggle with dating, romance, and the Holy Grail of feminine culture motherhood that makes this work as unconventional as her path to both television stardom and maternity. She plans on writing a twenty-volume set about her life, though, and selling it door-to-door like encyclopedias.
The Brattle’s “In Conversation with Rachel Dratch” finds the comedian and actress paired up with Happier Valley Comedy’s Pam Victor, and the discussion will be taped as an episode of Victor’s “Join Pam Victor (Happier Valley Comedy, Co-author of Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book) for an in-depth interview with Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) as they discuss all aspects of comedy and gain insight into the creative process and Rachel’s work from Second City to Saturday Night Live and beyond.
We’ll open up questions from the audience in the latter part of the interview, so get your questions ready!
Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar is a hilarious book with a refreshing version of the “happily ever after” story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief.
Adam Carolla and Jerry Lewis have said that women aren't funny. From their first sets for their families to their struggles in a male-dominated profession to their popular stand-up routines, here are just a few of the women who prove their naysayers wrong. She shares her experiences with confessions, advice, and lots of hilarity.
Like Dratch, "Girl Walks into a Bar..." is honest, surprising and always funny."--Amy Poehler"This is one of those books where a woman tells of her struggles with life and love. Dratch maintains a blunt, irreverent and gently jaded posture, party because of experience .
But here's the caveat: the struggles are hilarious and the woman is Rachel Dratch."--Sarah Silverman"["Girl Walks Into A Bar..."] will take you away."--Janet Maslin, "New York Times""Funny, honest, and optimistic. ." is honest, surprising, and always funny." --Amy Poehler "["Girl Walks Into a Bar..."] will take you away." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times " "Dratch's book is definitely funny, but it is her courage to speak openly about her struggle with dating, romance, and the Holy Grail of feminine culture--motherhood--that makes this work as unconventional as her path to both television stardom and maternity." --"The Huffington Post " "A hilarious and incisive view of her unexpected life trajectory." --"The Village Voice" "It's rare that you find a book so sharply funny yet deeply optimistic. Rachel's stories are just so candid and honest- It was hard not laugh out loud- so I often did." --Mike Birbiglia, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Sleepwalk with Me ""Ms. [she] turns her setbacks into irreverent vignettes .
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.
Description: 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. After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish-and dating.
Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 19 knows Rachel Dratch. After all, what did a forty- something single woman living in New York have to lose?
Kaling's ability to turn unfair things in her past to something that "seems funny now" adds an under-layer of poignancy to her book. Simultaneously funny and brutally honest, Dunham talks about body issues, weight, being embarrassed by the male sex, and losing her virginity.