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Dear girls intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life

by Wong, Ali,

Format: OverDrive Read 2019 2019
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Summary
"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"--
Contents
How I trapped your father
The miracle of life
Tips on giving birth
Why I went back to work
Hustle and Pho
Snake heart
The DJ
Mr. Wong
A guide to Asian restaurants
Bringing up bébés
Uncle Andrew
My least favorite question
Bridin' dirty
Wild child.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Comedian, writer, and actress Wong's first book is a series of letters to her two daughters, who are currently toddlers. Luckily, the frame works well even for readers who don't happen to be Wong's daughters which, considering the girls' ages (and perhaps the unfiltered approach), will mean all readers for the foreseeable future. The letters address subjects like growing up as the much-younger sister of three older siblings, studying abroad, dating, working in comedy, getting married, and raising kids. Readers can expect both genuine LOLs and some pretty intimate truths, like the miscarriage Wong experienced, the prenup agreement that made her determined to keep pursuing her dreams, and the question she wishes people would stop asking. Wong has a lot of respect for failure, and thinks she was able to weather plenty of it because her family taught her to be ""refreshingly rude and honest,"" and ""humorlessly roasted"" her. A touching afterword from Wong's husband adds another dimension and shares honest advice for navigating life with a famous, funny mom.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wong, Ali
Comedians United States Biography
Women comedians United States Biography
Television writers United States Biography
Actors United States Biography
Conduct of life Humor
Asian American women Humor
Biography & Autobiography
Essays
Humor (Nonfiction)
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Autobiographies.
Humor.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Publishing Group2019
2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780525508847
9780525508847
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