Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life [ epub or Pdf ] BY Ali Wong

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E off stage including the brutal singles life in New York ie 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 a 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 can t even buy beer yet Dear Girls is about the messy parts of life but ends up being a bit of a mess itself Despite the rough bits though it s an enjoyable read Once you get past the shaky opening chapters stand up and TV writer Ali Wong is as frank hilarious and graphic as you d expect My full review goes into detail about what did and didn t work for meBut if you re enjoying this book uit while you re ahead because the last chapter pops the illusion of candor and relatability like a day old balloonThe final letter is actually from Wong s husband and it is so close to self awareness The chapter could have been thoughtful and confessional but it doesn t uite get there and ends up a little irritating The real disappointment though comes in the third to last paragraph of the book when Justin Hakuta Wong s husband drops this line Who were we to take care of you and nurture such magical beings But then instinct kicked in along with relatives and Sofiya your magical Ukrainian nanny and we were off and running on our new adventure There s a lot to unpack there and I try to explain on my blog why this soured my experience of the book It s not that I m surprised that the family has a nanny it s that it didn t occur to me that she was missing until the very end For all her detailed descriptions of post birth infection and breastfeeding pains Wong never once mentions who is taking care of her children during the day She spends an entire chapter talking about the experience of being a stay at home full time parent while on maternity leave and how taxing it was She spends paragraphs praising her husband for being so involved even though he still works Never once in her unflinchingly honest set of letters to her daughters does Wong mention a woman instrumental in their upbringing Celebrity memoirs reuire almost as much suspension of disbelief as novels To enjoy them you have to ignore the enormous impact of wealth and resources on the life of the person whose problems you re reading about You have to look past everything that makes their life different to appreciate the moments when they re Just Like You Even the most honest of memoirs are a magic trickAli Wong almost pulls it off but if she wanted to seem relatable she should have either been honest about the help she gets or not mentioned it at all Thank you to Random House for providing an advance review copy of this title No money changed hands for this review and all opinions are my own

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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 dadIn her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra an eight month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she 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 I had such a fun time reading this book Dear Girls was given to me as a gift and at first I wasn t sure how much it was really my thing or even if I was going to read it I like Ali Wong s stand up just fine but I don t read many books by comedians just Born a Crime which you definitely should read Also I say I like Ali Wong because I love how she tells really relatable stories and doesn t sugarcoat them with nice words but I m also not a huge fan of crude humour Look I grew up in Yorkshire where everyone has a crude sense of humour In the beautiful land of God s Own County you might hear a passing child yell something about py I m only sorta joking I m immune to it at this pointBut you know this book was really entertaining and surprisingly sweet and heartwarming in a hilarious way Wong writes the book as a series of letters to her young daughters about life love sex dating careers motherhood and being East Asian It s a good one of those funny serious books in that she s talking about important things but is determined to never lose her sense of humour or trim her hairy bush As we say in Yorkshire good lassWhat Ali Wong does is normalize all the gross and embarrassing stuff that many people do but won t talk about fart during yoga grow a huge forest in the pubic region date multiple guys who lose their erections it s uite refreshingSometimes it seems like Ali Wong is fearless because her comedy is so without inhibition but she also confesses to her own worries and fears and failures in this book She leaves her daughters with a powerful message though they are going to cringe so hard when they finally read this lol that it s okay to fail to mess up to sleep with the wrong person to pick yourself up again and laugh about it How wonderful that these girls have a mother behind them who is simultaneously so strong AND willing to be vulnerableOh and the food All the talk of delicious food in this book made me so hungry Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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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 dadsThe sharp insights and humor are even personal in this completely original collection She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her lif 45 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 through adulthood and cumulating into her becoming a mother She is frank candid vulgar and hilariously real about all aspects of her life She is not afraid to take risks and encourages her daughters to do so but to also learn from the mistakes their mother has made Her book reads like her stand up comedy specials heck she mentions them enough in the book She is fearless and really puts herself out there and pokes fun at her body dating her husband having immigrants as parents sex food pregnancy and how taking risks paid off and made her a better person and stand up comic You do not need to be a fan of Ali Wong to read this book I really didn t know much about her prior to reading this one I saw a couple of clips on YouTube of her performing while pregnant If you were not a fan before this book you will be after reading it Unless you are turned off by talk of gapping buttholes and her multiple descriptions of her big bush Seriously someone needs to introduce this woman to laser hair removal or as least take her to get waxed Just thinking out loud thereThis book is fabulous although it seemed to stop on a dime It just ended and then there was the afterword written by her husband to their two daughters Overall a hilariously funny frank raunchy heartfelt and entertaining read Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Honestly it cracked me up and made me smile All the thoughts and opinions are my own


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

  1. says:

    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 I had such a fun time reading this book Dear Girls

  2. says:

    35 stars I enjoyed listening to Ali Wong narrate her audiobook it made me want to rewatch her standup again She’s a rad person and I’m glad there’s visibility for raunchy Asian women with a potty sense of humor I appreciated her points about motherhood culture and going outside of your comfort zone in order to grow as a person If she

  3. says:

    45 stars Right off the bat a uick PSA to Mari and Nikki the girls that Ali refers to in the story your mother was rightDo not ABSOLUTELY DO NOT read this book before you're 21 In fact deeply consider reading it at

  4. says:

    ”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 talking about what she lusts after How I obse

  5. says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Goodreads Choice Awards Humor WinnerThis was such a reprieve from what turned out to be a heavy month I c

  6. says:

    45 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 through adulthood and cumulating into her becoming a mother She is frank candid vulgar and hilariously real about all aspects of her life She is not afraid to take risks and encourages her daughters to do so but to a

  7. says:

    Ali Wong makes me laugh she is not only hilariously funnybut underneath her raunchy humor she’s a down to earth sweetie pie luv bug “Dear Girls” is her memoir non fiction book for her fans I’m one of them and anyone curious about her It’s written as a letter to her two young little girlswith instructions NOT TOBE READ UNTIL AGE 21 I loved this book I loved reading about Alieverything AliWe learn about Ali’s upbringing and her pe

  8. says:

    This is just not my kind of funny

  9. says:

    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 can’t even buy beer yet Dear Girls is about the messy parts of life but ends up being a bit of a mess itself Despite the rough bits though it's an enjoyable read Once you get past the shaky opening chapters stand up and TV writer Ali W

  10. says:

    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

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