Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life / Ali Wong.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780525508830
      052550883X
    • Accession Number:
      2019022835
    • Accession Number:
      on1107153684
      1107153684
    • Accession Number:
      fay.664170
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WONG, A. Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life. [s. l.]: Random House, 2019. ISBN 9780525508830. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Wong A. Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life. Random House; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170. Accessed December 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Wong, A. (2019). Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life. Random House. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wong, Ali. 2019. Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life. Random House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170.
    • Harvard:
      Wong, A. (2019) Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life. Random House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170 (Accessed: 11 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wong, A 2019, Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life, Random House, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Wong, Ali. Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life. Random House, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wong, Ali. Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life. Random House, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wong A. Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life [Internet]. Random House; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 11]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.664170

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2

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. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.