The New York Times bestsellerAli Wong s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mum in a male dominated profession and how she trapped their dad In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, 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 evenpersonal 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 Ali Wong s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving and enlightening and gross for all.

7 thoughts on “Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life

  1. Lavinia83 Lavinia83 says:

    Such a great read

  2. Larissa Rohmig Larissa Rohmig says:

    We need Ali wongs in the world Must read for all women who can laugh at everything life throws at us.

  3. Michael smith Michael smith says:

    I bought this for my wife, she s a big fan of Ali The book came in perfect condition and my wife loves it There s my 5 stars BUT I was just scrolling through the reviews and comments and a few people were saying that the book was inappropriate I can only assume these people did not watch her stand up specials lol.

  4. Irina Irina says:

    Loved it Yes, it is explicit very much so and that s what makes it such a liberating read The stories are irreverent without being cruel, sweet without being too sentimental and Ali s signature sincerity cuts through each one I especially loved her commentary on motherhood finally someone not glossing over how hard it is and her reflection on being raised by parents suffering from immigrant paranoia I wasn t raised by immigrant parents, but I was raised by a family who experienced war, famine and communism and as a result passed on a scarcity mindset and a great deal of stoicism to all of us, but also we were a family who laughed a lot and where brutal honesty reigned I ve rarely seen this part of my own childhood represented anywhere ever and even though it s not the same story, I felt so understood reading this The pervading feeling after reading this book Ali Wong is just beginning and I m here for it.

  5. J.L. J.L. says:

    This book is amazing personal, hilarious, and most of all beautifully written It reads like a novel, is very rich, full of substance You love every line, detail, moment, and don t want it to end It is artfully crafted and absorbing Her voice, her words, her life, her love for family are quite powerful It will speak to and stimulate ahem your heart, soul, mind, and, your funny bone There is something for everyone and you ll laugh out loud yes but you ll also come out of it feeling enlightened It sounds crazy but you ll see what I mean.

  6. sandi patti sandi patti says:

    X rated One star for humor and one star for her husband s very touching and insightful afterword to his girls No inappropriate words or references were needed to express his love for his family For her part, I cannot imagine that any mother or daughter would find this trash acceptable She must need the money and fame to be willing to sacrifice her soul in this way Hilarious, but I pity her.Many women have written with humor and transparency about their lives, but without all the unrelieved whining and unnecessary filth Some of them are even insightful as well as life aloud funny Try Ann Lamott as an example I treasure her books Sorry, Ali, but after the laughs, this one is trash.

  7. Lumumba Wambogo Lumumba Wambogo says:

    Real and fabulously funny I love Ali Wong as a comedian and she has brought the humour to her writing.