Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Dear Girls
Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
by and narrated by Ali Wong
narrated by Justin Hakuta

Published: 2019
Publisher: Random House
Genre: Memoir, Humor
Hardback: 224
Rating: 5
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First sentence(s):
Dear, Girls. I have a secret that I never wanted anyone to know.

Zombie sighting:
I was acting like a survivor in post apocalyptic zombie world who stumbles on a supermarket.
-part 3, chapter 6

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.

My two-bits:

So fun and funny.

With this love letter to her children, Ali is just as entertaining in print as she is onstage. Ali gives her account of motherhood and life perspectives.

I listened to the audio version for the full effect of her storytelling."


* Listened to audiobook version.


  1. I really love her and totally wanna read this. She's so funny on American Housewife.

  2. I'll be the audio was the best way to go. I've had my eye on this book for a while. Glad you thought it was super.


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