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    New York Times Best Seller

    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.

    “Knife-sharp...a genuine pleasure.” (The New York Times)

    Named one of the best books of the year by Time • Variety • Chicago TribuneGlamour 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

    “Fierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes.” (Entertainment Weekly)

    "[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)

    ©2019 Ali Wong (P)2019 Random House Audio

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Dear Girls can be crude and flippant, LOL-dense and breezy - so breezy, in fact, you will be desensitized to the grossest of Wong’s gross-outs by chapter one, at which point you have already learned how to hold in a fart during yoga. But as with her stage comedy, she is also sneakily thoughtful about the public roles she occupies - Asian American, working mom, woman on comedy stages - and the come-from-behind grind they necessarily demand." (Washington Post)

    "By now, you know that Ali Wong doesn’t have a filter - and thank goodness for that. She brings the same level of candid heart and humor that you love from her comedy to her new book, covering everything from growing up in San Francisco to finding comedy to having kids. Dear Girls is a ridiculously funny and enlightening collection of letters to her daughters, but it may be just the thing that you need to hear, too." (HelloGiggles)

    "A collection of letters to her baby girls that are barn-burning reflections on being a working mom, marriage, sex, and more. If you've ever wanted to have Ali Wong's signature voice in your head for 200+ pages, now's your chance." (Glamour)

    "Yes, we fell in love with Ali Wong when we watched her Netflix stand-up specials. Yes, we fell in love with her all over again when we watched her in Always Be My Maybe this Summer. This fall, her world domination is complete with the release of her essay collection, Dear Girls. In it, you'll find hilarious essays written as letters to her two daughters, that are filled with insight and smart observations about motherhood, womanhood, and life in general. (And yes, you're going to fall in love with her all over again. Again.)" (PopSugar)

    "All the grunts, the guttural noises, the glee with which she waxes poetic...together serve to bracket the harder times that Wong faced emotionally as she fought to make a name for herself. Frank discussions of what it was like to explore the outer limits of what was deemed 'acceptable' for a young woman in comedy while navigating the dangers of actually being a woman in comedy, the terrors of safekeeping your own body in scary situations, make the raunch crucial to her story. Her embrace of the ugly as intrinsically human makes listening to the groans and snorts and other nonverbal sounds she emits a genuine pleasure." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Beginnt sehr gut, aber das Ende war langweilig

    Zu Beginn ali style und sehr witzig. Ab der Mitte des Buches nicht mehr so gut. Fühlt sich eher an als wüsste sie nicht mehr, was sie erzählen soll.... Und der Schluss ihres Mannes, absolut langweilig!

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    Very entertaining

    Thanks for sharing your story, Ali ❤️ I really enjoy it and learn some from it.

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    It’s funny, it’s interesting, it’s insightful

    This book is worth purchasing if you like to understand Ali better, admire her ambition but also her honesty.
    She writes not only about things that went great, also about awkward encounters with sex and dating and drugs.

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    oh my

    Ali shows how fucked up she is but also how much love she has for her girls. beautiful love and a lot of funny stories

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    Lustig, empowering und brutal ehrlich

    Ali Wong ist in „Dear Girls“ genauso offen und ehrlich wie in ihren Netflix Specials. Im Buch greift sie nun aber auch ernstere und sehr persönliche Themen auf.
    Ihre Erzählweise ist lustig, frech und immer authentisch und fühlt sich ein bisschen an, als würde man mit ihr bei einer Tasse Tee auf dem Sofa sitzen. Jede Sekunde wert!