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. After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians."Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish-and dating.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?We hit it off instantly, and we went on to become lovers, and then finally, we’re just friends.” Last week, Poehler interviewed Dratch and asked her friend about why she wrote her memoir now, their children’s future plans, and whether she’s seen a ghost, among other topics.
Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar...
Rachel: I wasn’t like, “Oh, I’m going to write a book,” it was more that I wasn’t really working much and I’d be pissed if I was wasting my time.
I usually only start to write after rock-bottom periods, so I was sort of forced into it.
Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.
Handsome and funny, 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.And then about a year after that, the whole pregnancy happened, with all the crazy circumstances, so then it was this is now the real wacky story.