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Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, & advice for living your best life

by Wong, Ali,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover 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.

"Fierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes."-- Entertainment Weekly

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time * Variety * Chicago Tribune * Glamour * New York

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 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 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.

Praise for Dear Girls

"[Wong] spins a volume whose pages simultaneously shock and satisfy. . . . Dear Girls is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto." --Vogue

"[A] refreshing, hilarious, and honest account of making a career in a male-dominated field, dating, being a mom, growing up, and so much more...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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Comedian, writer, and actress Wong's first book is a series of letters to her two daughters, who are currently toddlers. Luckily, the frame works well even for readers who don't happen to be Wong's daughters which, considering the girls' ages (and perhaps the unfiltered approach), will mean all readers for the foreseeable future. The letters address subjects like growing up as the much-younger sister of three older siblings, studying abroad, dating, working in comedy, getting married, and raising kids. Readers can expect both genuine LOLs and some pretty intimate truths, like the miscarriage Wong experienced, the prenup agreement that made her determined to keep pursuing her dreams, and the question she wishes people would stop asking. Wong has a lot of respect for failure, and thinks she was able to weather plenty of it because her family taught her to be ""refreshingly rude and honest,"" and ""humorlessly roasted"" her. A touching afterword from Wong's husband adds another dimension and shares honest advice for navigating life with a famous, funny mom.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wong, Ali.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Women comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Television writers -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Conduct of life -- Humor.
Asian American women -- Humor.
Autobiographies.
Humor.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xiii, 216 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780525508830
052550883X
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