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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.

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as “Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians.”

With her career at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish—and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.

Handsome and funny—and 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. With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNLGirl 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rachel Dratch has written a memoir that is funny, honest and optimistic.”

    Tina Fey

  • “This is one of those books where a woman tells of her struggles with life and love. But here’s the caveat: the struggles are hilarious and the woman is Rachel Dratch.”

    Sarah Silverman

  • “A hilarious look at how unpredictable and beautiful life can be. Like Dratch, Girl Walks into a Bar…is honest, surprising, and always funny.” 

    Amy Poehler 

  • “Dratch leaves some of her personal story opened-ended, which gives the book some lovely honesty. Unlike the memoirs that pretend there’s a real beginning, middle, and end, Dratch acknowledges that there’s more story to come.”

    Boston Globe

  • “[Girl Walks into a Bar…] is definitely funny, but it is [Dratch’s] courage to speak openly about her struggle with dating, romance, and…motherhood that makes this work as unconventional as her path to both television stardom and maternity.” 

    Huffington Post

  • “In this very funny, thoroughly winning autobiography, Dratch riffs on television comedy, dog-sitting, blind dates, pregnancy, and breaking the baby news to those who know you best. A surefire hit for SNL aficionados and other people who like to laugh.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

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