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Dear Girls

Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
By: Ali Wong
Narrated by: Ali Wong
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 mum comics onstage but you sure see plenty of new dads. 

The sharp insights and humour 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 offstage, 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. 

©2019 Ali Wong (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia Audio

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Heartfelt and hilarious

Simultaneously heartfelt, hilarious and raw. Ali Wong is a comedic genius, a goddess. Thoroughly enjoyed every single second of this book!

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I loved this book!

Thank you Ali for writing it :) You had me laughing everyday on the way my to work!

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Touching & witty

I laughed out loud. I cried. I was totally moved by this open and honest letter to daughters. It should be mandatory for all parents to write a book. Thanks for sharing Ali x

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An absolute gift and joy x

To be allowed into such an intimate, honest and genuine message to Ali's children was so beautiful and heartwarming. Many good stories and hilarious valuable advice for anyone to appreciate. An honour, thanks Ali x

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brilliant

finished in two days, filthy, hilarious and still somehow heart touching! a must read/ listen.

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Insightful, Funny and Intelligent Memoir

Ali Wong provides a refreshingly blunt set of letters giving insight into the world of standup, and balancing being a working mother and wife. Addressed primarily to her girls, the letters provide entertainment and worldly advice for any woman on topics like childbirth, courting, and making a career, without sparing the gory detail!

Full of laugh-out-loud moments, almost entirely unsafe for work, this is a memoir worth a listen for the series of strange looks you'll get laughing aloud to yourself.


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More than once.

I've listened to this book multuple times now. It's an easy book to listen through with many life lessons. Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta have written this book based on many life experiences. Although there is a lesson and a message behind every story, it doesn't feel like they're lecturing you about how to live life. Which is good.