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10 Mar

The book is divided roughly in half between Dratch’s show-business experience and her personal life.

The first act starts with a young girl putting on shows for friends in a Boston suburb, peaks with becoming a cast member on one of the biggest shows on television, and ends with losing and a lot of bit offers to play lesbians and secretaries in movies.

The showbiz part sets up the story of a woman in her 40s trying to navigate a flagging career and a less-than-spectacular love life, the final twist of which is motherhood.

Given her talent, it’s a shame to read Dratch describe herself sitting on the couch watching and fielding calls from her agent regarding terrible, one-dimensional character roles in bad movies.

I found a split-screen the magazine ran in an article, Dratch next to the Muppet character Gonzo.

Men’s magazines don’t want Gonzo on a cover—no matter how freaking funny she happens to be.

This would have been OK if at some point along the way I had gotten the memo: ‘Oh, and if you want to be a successful female comedian, you better have a symmetrical face.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 SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar...Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 19 knows Rachel Dratch. 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?Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John. But, I've always had a fascination with ordinary-looking women who manage to make it in beauty-obsessed Hollywood.