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Why Not Me?
B.J. Novak, Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling

Dratch Walks into a Bar

Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle - Rachel Dratch

 

 

Rachel Dratch is known primarily for her tenure as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.  After having been initially cast as Jenna on the sitcom 30 Rock, and shooting the pilot, she received the news that the role was being recast (Jane Krakowski) and that she would be given a series of small, walk-on roles.  After those walk-on roles were phased out, Dratch didn't get offered many more roles, and the ones she did get offered spoke to some disappointing type-casting.  This memoir mostly focuses on the "not-Hollywood" portion of her life after SNL and 30 Rock, but with some background on the path to those shows and her experiences on them.  Life takes an unexpected turn when Dratch Walks into a Bar and meets John, unexpectedly finds love, and even more unexpectedly--while on the verge of turning 43--becomes pregnant.

 

Dratch is a highly relatable and also hilarious narrator (in both the writing and audiobook senses), and as with her friends Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's memoirs, I often found myself laughing out loud.  Like a crazy person.  While listening during runs and walks (out in the open).

 

This was my "non-fiction" selection for the Albany Public Library adult summer-reading program (week three).  Next up:  week four--award winners.