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Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle Paperback – Feb 5 2013

3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (Feb. 5 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592407579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592407576
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #323,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This old-fashioned tale about one little snowplow's determination in the face of a small-town blizzard has all the charm and moral grit of The Little Engine That Could. This isn't surprising, considering that Caldecott Medal-winning author Virginia Lee Burton (The Little House) specializes in bringing the inanimate to life with endearing illustrations and stories of fortitude and vulnerability. Katy, a red crawler tractor, "could do a lot of things," Burton explains early on. In the summer she is a bulldozer, helping to build and repair roads in the city of Geoppolis. In the winter, she turns into a snowplow, waiting and waiting for her chance to be useful. Most of the winters, though, the snowfalls are mild and the town doesn't need Katy. But when the big one finally hits, the town is buried in page after page of powder. The power lines are down. The doctor can't get his patient to the hospital. The fire department can't reach a burning house! "Everyone and everything was stopped but... KATY!" Suddenly, the entire community is dependent on one little snowplow. Children love witnessing Katy's shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her "chug, chug, chug" endurance. (Ages 4 and older) --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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“Ms. Dratch maintains a blunt, irreverent and gently jaded posture, party because of experience . . . [she] turns her setbacks into irreverent vignettes . . . . her book, which moves from tales of Second City and “Saturday Night Live” to an exploration of motherhood, convinces you that she has seen enough to justify a show business memoir.” — Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

"Ms. Dratch maintains a blunt, irreverent and gently jaded posture, party because of experience . . . [she] turns her setbacks into irreverent vignettes . . . . her book, which moves from tales of Second City and “Saturday Night Live” to an exploration of motherhood, convinces you that she has seen enough to justify a show business memoir." — New York Times

“Funny, honest, and optimistic. It’s like spending a delightful evening with Rachel, but in a format that allows you to put her in your purse and enjoy her on the bus.” —Tina Fey

“A hilarious look at how unpredictable and beautiful life can be. Like Dratch, Girl Walks into a Bar . . . is honest, surprising, and always funny.” —Amy Poehler

“[Girl Walks Into a Bar...] will take you away.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Dratch’s book is definitely funny, but it is her courage to speak openly about her struggle with dating, romance, and the Holy Grail of feminine culture—motherhood—that makes this work as unconventional as her path to both television stardom and maternity.” —The Huffington Post

“A hilarious and incisive view of her unexpected life trajectory.” —The Village Voice

"It's rare that you find a book so sharply funny yet deeply optimistic. I LOVED this book from start to finish. Rachel's stories are just so candid and honest- It was hard not laugh out loud- so I often did." —Mike Birbiglia, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepwalk with Me

"[Girl Walks Into A Bar...] will take you away."
Janet Maslin, New York Times

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