Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for

Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for

Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☂ Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life Author Ali Wong – 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 h Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to Intimate Tales PDF Í 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 Dear Girls PDF or dadIn 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 Girls Intimate Tales ePUB ´ 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 life off stage including the brutal singles life in New York ie the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction reconnecting Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets PDF/EPUB ² 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life
  • Ali Wong
  • English
  • 28 November 2016
  • 9780525508830

About the Author: Ali Wong

Alexandra Ali Dawn Wong is an American Intimate Tales PDF Í actress stand up comedian and writer She is noted for her Netflix stand up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife as well as her television appearances in American Housewife Are You There Chelsea Inside Amy Schumer and Black Box.

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

  1. Emily May Emily May 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 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

  2. Cindy Pham Cindy Pham 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 had explored these themes in a deeper way I would have rated the book higher

  3. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads 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 allThere are things that are objectively hilarious abso freaking lutely hilarious but horrifying stunningly so when you learn it's your own mother in the center of the storyahem onto the review That day my co workers found out my secret I'm a fucking idiot Ali Wong known for her unfiltered comedy her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra and wild life stories has made a leap into the literary scene Her book written is a series of letters to her children provides honest advice on men and marriage She challenges working women stereotypes embraces her Asian culture and doesn't back down from a frank sex talkWe learn how Ali began her career in San Francisco Bay comedy scene before moving to New York However that was no picnic She ran herself ragged sprinting from comedy show to comedy show auditioning for TV and eventually breaking out in the standup scene She eventually meets her husband and knew it was true love from their very first yoga session together It's always challenging not to fart during yoga but that day I clenched my cheeks extra tight And of course she writes down any and all advice she has for her two children That became my mantra for motherhood from there on outYou have suffered enough All in all this was a really really good bookA word of warning though when I say she's unfiltered I mean it Don't go into this book expecting to make it through a chapter without talking either about sex poop or afterbirth I hadn't known too much about Ali other than internet clips from her Baby Cobra special when I went into this bookAnd now? I'm a fan Her frank advice on life If you can make it easier make it easier and don't feel guilty about it really resonated with me I loved how she embraces motherhood in a crude crass way I haven't had children but even I know it's not all mommy blogs and matching onesies It's refreshing to have someone unapologetically laying it all on the lineIf you're a fan of her comedy or take no shit hold no prisoners women this book is for youYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads

  4. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten 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 obsess over the most trivial problems How I make a living by talking about what I want How people pay to see his granddaughter just talk He’d probably think I was some sort of magician with ancient powers derived from behaving very well in a past life Or a witch I guess At the very least he’d definitely have the opposite opinion of all those jealous ass white male comedians who say things like ‘People only like your comedy because you’re female and a minority’ My grandpa would be like ‘I can’t believe people like your comedy You’re a female and a minority’”I have heard of Ali Wong and have seen her referenced a few times but have never seen any of her standup So needless to say I was leary about reading a memoir about her This book was recommended to me by someone I trust or I would have never picked it up on my own I usually like memoirs or biographies by people in the twilight years of their lives or better yet dead I think that comes from being a completist I want the whole story not just the first third of someone’s life So here I am writing a review of a memoir by a woman in her 30s How extraordinary What is amazing is that I gave the book five stars How is this possible?It is simply impossible not to Anyone who knows me well has heard my diatribe about movies billed as comedies It’s not that I don’t like to laugh I find life a series of comedic events but I like comedy that occurs naturally and comedic movies always come across as forced comedy which ultimately starts to feel flat and fake I’m soon wishing I’d put in something like In Bruges where a serious plot is freuently enlivened by comedic elements So what I’m saying is that I’m a terrible risk for a book like this Ali Wong chooses to write her book as a series of letters to her children The title reflects that but my first reaction isI’m a guy so she isn’t really interested in men reading this book Won’t I feel like I’m peeping in on revealing secrets not intended for me? Of course the whole idea of Ali Wong having a secret she hasn’t revealed to the world is rather hilarious Though I do wonder what secret could possibly be so horrendously embarrassing that Wong would not use it for her stand up comedy routine? So the title does throw me but I uickly shake it off as I become caught up in her narrative It isn’t long before I am thinkingdon’t tell your daughters that My lifetime of brainwashed conditioning showing itself sporting a wagging finger and disapproving look By the end of the book I feel like Wong has taken a scrub brush of whitewash to those elements of my mind Full disclosure I did watch her ass wiggle as she scrubbed I would apologize but then she’d have to bring her scrub brush back to have another go Reading this book is going to make you uncomfortable It may even offend you but keep reading because not only is it good to occasionally be uncomfortable sometimes you also learn to reserve being offended for those things that most deserve itI was about half way through the book when I decided to watch her Netflix special Baby Cobra I wanted to put together the Ali Wong being revealed to me in the book with the stand up comedian and found that the honest evaluation of her lusts wants and defects were syncopatico If there is pretense it is well hiddenThis woman is refreshingly uninhibited To some that might be code for rude but it is hard to consider this level of truth to be rude While watching the special I loved it when the camera would pan to the audience Those sideways looks that couples were giving each other the hand to the face as someone laughed at something they found to be embarrassingly true and as her husband describes it “ laugh so hard you pee reactions” As compelling as it is to watch Ali’s physical reactions it was eually fascinating to watch the crowd If I ever attend one of her events I’d be tempted to spend the entire skit turned around observing the crowd I sort of sprung Baby Cobra on my wife no warning no gentle explanations to prepare her for what she was about to see She is freuently a test subject to gauge normal reactions to abnormal conditions If I was laughing I looked over at her so that I would laugh even harder She was one of those audience members with her hand over her face as she chuckled She laughed so hard at one time she had trouble breathing I didn’t ask her if she had a pee reaction My wife never sweats but insists she only glistens so her admitting to any “vulgar” body reactions would be most unusual The book is hilarious but it is than that She talks a lot about the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to make it as a comedian She often performed several sets at comedy clubs after working all day She discusses the added hazard of being a female having to perform indives Can you imagine that walk from the club to her car in the early hours of the morning? She believes that safety is one of the contributing factors as to why there are not female comedians She talks about her heritage and her relationship with her extended family Every immigrant family has an interesting story and her parents are no exception She is half Vietnamese and half Chinese and those two cultures may seem similar in the eyes of many but they actually have vast differences in philosophical approaches to life Her husband is also half and half and she describes their relationship as having the “exact same amount of Asian” They were both raised as Americans but their Asian roots heavily influence who they are Her husband writes an afterward also addressed to their children and he is pretty honest about his own personal journey dealing with being freuently the subject of his wife’s comedy If she were making it all up or exaggerating the circumstances that would certainly be less of a problem but the issue of course is that she is sending arrows right into the bullseye I love what he says about her ”Asian cultures often teach us to be silent about our sexuality and filled with shame Your mother breaks that up and transmutes pain and shame into power like a mystical priestess”So as unlikely as I am to be an Ali Wong fan I have to say it has happened Yes this book is hilarious but it also touches on serious issues and for this reader even proves to be an inspiration Keep chasing your dreams work harder and don’t give up Few of us want to be as famous as Ali Wong but most of us wish we could be successful at something we love to do Patience grasshopper Wax on Wax off I want to thank Mimi Chan of Goodreads and Random House for supplying me with an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

  5. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Goodreads Choice Awards Humor WinnerThis was such a reprieve from what turned out to be a heavy month I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard and my only gripe is that I wish there was Seriously I could listen to Ali Wong and her personal brand of female humor all day every day This was excellent as an audio book read by Wong Highly recommended

  6. Debra Debra 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 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

  7. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters 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 personal life with love for her ‘handsome Asian husband’ and her two daughtersthe heart of what matters most A few excerpts below “One of the worst places I performed regularly at was‘Our Little Theater’ It literally seated eight people and was located in the heart of the Tenderloin district That neighborhood was home to Southeast Asian refugees a million drug addicts and a truly remarkable amount of human feces on the street There was no time to think about my set when walking to ‘Our Little Theater’ because I was too busy trying not to get robbed and jumping over doo doo and syringes on the sidewalk That’s a game of hopscotch you ‘need’ to win Because if you lose your consolation prize is ebola” WORDS of WISDOM fromAli to her daughters“At some point you gotta go Mama loves you but it’s so important to get out of your hometown and get the fuck away from your family As the youngest of four kids I was always being observed by my siblings who would judge my every decision They had a set idea of who I was and it affected me It was limiting Everything I said generally had no credence because I was at least ten years younger than every single person in my family so what did I know? When I got away from them I finally felt like I could be the person I was meant to be which just happened to be a person who talked about her wish to put nail polish remover in men’s buttholes so she could accomplish two things at once Chances are that neither of you is also that person” “My family had always told me how to speak and how to feel about things Part of what was so liberating about being on stage was that I could say whatever I wanted without having loved ones comment on it Regardless of how the strangers would respond at least they were strangers who didn’t know me or have any real authority over who I was I loved the anonymity of my conversations with an audience” Deciding to move to NYC after four years of doing stand up in San Francisco was hard for Ali She was 26 at the time and there were girls just out of college ordering her around who had nicer bags and shoes and she did” “Every day in NYC was about spending as little money as possible I didn’t see any movies or eat out unless they went out on a date or it was pizza or falafel Ninety percent of the time I cooked at the SoHo loft I’d buy lentils from a bulk bin at the East Village co op and boil them to eat with salt like a medieval peasant And then I’d steam some vegetables from Chinatown For three dollars and fifty cents I found a place that sold half of a cooked chicken that was probably loaded with enough antibiotics to turn my blood into Purell” “Pretty much the worst thing about being a woman in stand up is that you are always forced to socialize with male stand up comics’ girlfriends” Comedy reuires taking risks and Ali takes them She’s had nights of people yelling ‘boo’ She learned from those devastating nights She’s a comic that seriously works hard at her craft She learned early to diversify her crowds She said yes to every opportunity to do a set in other cities even if it meant losing money Ali gives advice to her daughters about stand updon’t do itabout men dating men should pay on a first date sex pregnancy family things she learned from her Vietnamese immigrant mother siblings etc shoes wear flats about making mistakes make them and about the many choices they will make in their lifetime Ali also shared with her daughters and us shameful things she did in her youthsmoked her first cigarette at age 11shoplifted lipstick”One New Years Eve when I was seventeen I made out with thirteen boys and three girls That’s basically an entire high school production of ‘Oliver’” etc she promised her daughters that things get way better after their teen yearsHow anyone can’t see Ali Wong’s greatness her warm hearted honest goodness her gift to the world as an unguarded human being is beyond me Yep I love Ali’s stand upAnd reading this book was a deeply pleasurable The last chapter the Afterword is written by Ali’s husband Justin HakutaHe writes a letter to his girls“Dear Mari and Nikki”Justin is mensch of a husband and fatherLooking forward to listening to the Audiobook I can already imagine how enjoyable it will be to hear Ali read itThank you Random House Netgalley and Ali Wong

  8. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    This is just not my kind of funny

  9. Katie Katie 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 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

  10. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) 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 before with mediocre books from comedians I barely dared to hope with this one But Ali Wong really delivered If you are a fan of Ali Wong you will like this book I pinky swear promise The beginning of the book is pure Ali Wong humor and if you think think that means vagina and pubic hair jokes you would be 100% CORRECT Ali Wong is purely who she is and I love that about her I think people underestimate her though not so much any thank you Always Be My Maybe but she is one of the most honest crassly amazing comedians out there I love that she is a parent now and I related to her stories a ton even though our upbringing was completely different I ate up the stories about how she met her husband and how he compared to the multitude of men she had dated in the past She gave me the intimate content I was craving and no I don't mean of her sex life get your mind out of the gutterThe second half of the book was a bit less funny and of an exploration of her ethnic background which I also enjoyed Ali Wong showed me a lot about who she is and where she is going both in her own journey to learn about herself and with her comedy Sometimes I think it's too early for a comedian to write a book but with Ali Wong it was just right Both funny and poignant Ali Wong really nailed it with Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best LifeCopy provided in exchange for an honest reviewgoodreads|instagram|twitter|blog

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