Sharp and hilariously funny advice for growing up female from the Netflix star of Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, and Always Be My Maybe; now a New York Times bestseller
The New York Times bestseller
Ali 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 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. Ali Wong’s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving and enlightening (and gross) for all.
“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”
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“Hilarious, brilliant and touching”
”Dear Girls is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto”
”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”
“Hilariously inappropriate. Please write a Dear Girls 2, Ali”
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 starred in the Netflix original film Always Be My Maybe. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
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