Dear Girls - Ali Wong

Dear Girls

By Ali Wong

  • Release Date: 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 518 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Ali Wong, star of the Netflix original series Beef, 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” (Bustle) through heartfelt and wickedly funny letters to her daughters

Ali Wong is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year “Knife-sharp . . . a genuine pleasure.”—The New York Times

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, Variety, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, 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


  • Such a hilarious potty mouth

    By Laura's luck
    Loved the book! I’m a little scared to share thoughts at next months book club.... some of my group already need to be told “loosen up the bone Wilma”.
  • Raw and Real

    By cmarisah
    Read this book for a good laugh, even a good cry. Full of love and realness that only Ali Wong can deliver.
  • Fun Read

    By chuckcamp
    Fun one-time read.