Girl Walks Into A Bar… by Rachel Dratch
Reading time: 2 weeks
Literary worthometer: 25%
Comedic worthometer: 45%
Absorption level: OB light
Perfect for: Light summer reading when you are at the Lake House with your “gal pals”.
Recommend to: Fans of Rachel Dratch, Women with young kids.
Dratch writes a heartfelt and honest narrative about her current life as a single-ish mother. She has some interesting chapters about beauty politics in the film industry and fun anecdotes about her time at SNL, but the book feels unfocused.
The largest section of Dratch’s book is devoted to her new found motherhood, a subject I am increasingly less and less interested in. Additionally, because the book was written so soon after her son was born, we miss a lot of the fun that she could have had talking about motherhood through the ages.
Dratch translate her personality to the page incredibly well and I love me some Dratch, but I wouldn’t be interested had a non-famous person written the novel. Maybe this book, like funny lady Rachel Dratch’s career, was shelved too soon. (CAN I GET A DASH OF YOUR CYMBOL FOR THAT ONE PLEASE, MAESTRO?)