Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life

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.

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.

Title:Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525508830
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    Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life Reviews

  • Emily May

    I've felt an increasing amount of jealousy and resentment from certain white male comics... I hear that line a lot: 'Me, I'm just another white guy.' Here's a solution: Try being a funnier white guy....

  • Miranda Reads

    4.5 starsRight off the bat - a quick PSA to Mari and Nikki (the "girls" that Ali refers to in the story) - your mother was right.Do not (ABSOLUTELY DO NOT) read this book before you're 21. In fact, de...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”I often think about what it would be like for my grandfather to see me now. What would he think about me saying all of the disgusting things I say onstage? How he would feel about his granddaughter...

  • Debra

    4.5 StarsDear Girls is a book made up of Ali Wong writing letters (chapters) to her young daughters. The letters are hilarious, cautionary candid tales telling of Ali's life experiences from childhood...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This was such a reprieve from what turned out to be a heavy month. I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard, and my only gripe is that I wish there was more! Seriously, I could listen to Al...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    Ali Wong makes me laugh.... ...she is not only hilariously funny...but underneath her raunchy humor, she’s a down-to-earth sweetie-pie luv-bug! “Dear Girls” is her memoir - -non-fiction book for...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    Let me tell you, it is such a relief to have a funny, well-written book from a comedian that I admire. Man, I've been burned so many times before with mediocre books from comedians, I barely dared to ...

  • Mimi

    I truly feared this book would be fluff. Instead it is fearless and real. Ali Wong says how we all feel: I'm not fine. Yet in her resilience and grit she is able to turn childhood resentment, male r...

  • Katie

    If you want to enjoy this book, don't read the last chapter. "First, do not read this book until you are over twenty-one. You should not be allowed to know these inappropriate things about me if you c...

  • Bradley

    If any of you have enjoyed Ali Wong's stand-up, I'm sure you'll also enjoy this book. Brutal honesty, expose-all humor, and some heart mixed in with all the entrapment stuff that women are into. :)Of ...