Book End Babe Dani Stone teased this title here, and I was in the process of reading it when she did. I too am a huge fan of SNL, and I’ve been watching it pretty much since it began airing in the 70s. I was but a young and impressionable child but I had a plethora of older siblings who were big fans. And seeing as how I value humor above most things in life, the show made a very big impact on my life.
I’ve loved reading the memoirs and behind-the-scenes books that have been released throughout the years (most recently, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which Dani also discussed previously). I was excited to see Rachel Dratch’s book and picked it up as soon as I had the opportunity.
And what did I learn? That Rachel Dratch is a really nice person. her life has had ups and downs and she’s learned to roll with the punches. She’s really damn funny. She’s flashed her crotch quite unintentionally a few times. She’s a little messy.
This book is not a big, shocking tell-all, roller-coaster ride of a memoir; but it is a very readable memoir from a likeable woman. I’m sure many can relate to her stories–the awkwardness and humiliation that we all go through as we navigate our lives–but what resonates with me is that Dratch didn’t become a victim; she didn’t fall into addiction when faced with the negative aspects of fame, as so many others do. Instead, she quietly, strongly and quite deliberately has made her way through life, making the most of every situation.
Debbie Downer should take notes.
Rachel Dratch is a class-act. Fans of SNL (and 30 Rock! Spoiler alert: she dishes the story behind her original casting as Jenna–who is now played by Jane Krakowski) will enjoy a little peek behind the scenes of the show and into the mind of this comedic talent.
Look for this title at your favorite bookseller.