Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong (Free Download), In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even 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 mum comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.
The sharp insights and humour 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 offstage, including the brutal single 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 gross) for all.
Through the bravado and jokes, [Wong] still reveals very vulnerable sides of herself and her past . . . Her voice is so strong and unique and enjoyable and her thoughts about being raised Asian in America provoked a storm of thoughts * * Literary Hub * * Raunchy, sweet and wise all at the same time * * NPR * * A frank and hilarious journey through the messiness of life, from one of comedy’s finest * * The Skinny * * Sweet and obviously wickedly funny * * Cosmopolitan * * Refreshing, hilarious, and honest . . . Yes, this book is addressed to Wong’s daughters, but every reader will find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration and, most important, something to laugh at * * Bustle * * Hilariously inappropriate. Please write a Dear Girls 2, Ali * * Vogue UK * * Dear Girls can be crude and flippant, LOL-dense and breezy . . . [but] she is also sneakily thoughtful about the public roles she occupies . . . Wong’s daughters should consider themselves lucky to have a self-made, cultural touchstone for a mother * * Washington Post * * Dear Girls is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto * * Vogue * * Hilarious, brilliant and touching — PATTON OSWALT Sometimes you just need a really entertaining read that’ll make you laugh like a drain. A lot. Ali Wong’s Dear Girls has you covered . . . Wong transfers her stand-up persona to the page with verve and joy while sending straight-talking letters of wisdom to her two girls * * Stylist * *.
Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She has released two hit Netflix comedy specials-Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife-and stars in the Netflix original film Always Be My Maybe. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
Dear Girls details
Paperback | 240 pages
155 x 234 x 18mm | 322g
15 Oct 2019
Penguin Books Australia
Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life (Get it here).