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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: Rachel Dratch

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Rachel Dratch attends "Girl Walks into a Bar . . . Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle" at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 4, 2012. 

Rachel Dratch, 46 (her memoir, Girl Walks Into a Bar, is out now) shares the 25 things you don't know about her with Us Weekly.

1. I was very shy as a child.

2. Amy Poehler and I worked at the same ice cream parlor, but at different times.

3. I am a decent downhill skier.

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4. I was voted class clown in junior high and high school.

5. On my 43rd birthday, a psychic told me I would have one child. She was right. [Son Eli was born in August 2010]

6. I recently wrote my first book.

7. I like doing laundry.

8. I am a bit addicted to Bravo.

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9. That said, I wish I read more.

10. I am pretty good at crossword puzzles, but not at Scrabble.

11. When I was 12, a stray dog ran up to me. No one claimed her, so she stayed with our family for life.

12. I make good pancakes: lemon ricotta blueberry!

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13. In fifth grade, I broke my pinkie finger. I tripped while running to catch a Brady Bunch rerun.

14. I once worked at a psychiatric hospital.

15. I lived with a family in France during college, and I still keep in touch with them.

16. I played the cello for years as a kid, but now I play it only for comedic purposes.

17. I have not seen many classic movies, including — and this is sacrilege for a comedian to admit! — Caddyshack.

18. I can't stand roller coasters.

19. I made many of my best friends in elementary school.

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20. I like analyzing my dreams and my friends' dreams.

21. Pretty much the only foods I won't eat are black licorice and walnuts.

22. In fourth grade, I dressed as a Conehead for Halloween.

23. My friends call me the Human Jukebox because I know so many song lyrics.

24. One of my favorite places in the world is Cape Cod, Mass.

25. I once rode 70 miles in a day on a bike trip in the Canadian Rockies. Mostly downhill.

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