I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, it’s just something that for the most part doesn’t interest me. But Ali Wong is a goddess, so this is my exception. Actually essay collections like this tend to be my exception.
Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero), covering everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life Synopsis
In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.
The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she’s learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal singles life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong’s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and disgusting) for all.
I mean I’m already laughing! I have enjoyed both Ali Wong’s stand up but also her movie “Always be my Maybe”, so I’m excited to read this. Actually, if I am honest I hope Ali narrates the audiobook, that’s my true love with these style books, author narrated audiobooks. Don’t judge me :-p !
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong will be released 15th October 2019 from Penguin Random House. You can purchase your own copy at Amazon, Book Depository, Mighty Ape, Booktopia or wherever you like to purchase books.
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