Girl Walks Into a Bar
Rachel Dratch was on Saturday Night Live for seven years.
When SNL's head writer Tina Fey created the pilot for 30-Rock--Dratch was cast as Jenna, a role that ultimately went to Jane Krakowski and resulted in a media-made semi-scandal.
And then ... well ...
What ever happened to Rachel Dratch?
Girl Walks Into a Bar is the answer to that question, and it's an answer that's both funny and endearing. If you're looking for raucous and irreverent comedy, ala Chelsea Handler--this is not that. But if you'd like a glimpse inside the mind of an upbeat and optimistic comedian who did not follow the SNL path to superstardom and is totally (no, seriously) cool with it, this is a quick and delightful read.
Though Dratch touches on her early years, when she first became enamored with SNL, she doesn't linger there. She offers us an awe-filled taste of what it was like behind-the-scenes at SNL, and then ventures forth into the real world, where her life has taken an unexpected but satisfying turn.
I like Rachel Dratch after reading this book, and I think you will too.