Book Review: Dear Girls by Ali Wong


3.5 disco balls

Published: October 15, 2019 by Random House
Category: Non-fiction, Memoir, Humor

I returned to work last week- after a 3 month maternity leave – and this was the perfect book to escape in during my morning commute on the NJ Path train…which I did not miss!

On day 1 back to the grind I was pushed through the Path doors by 3 people and elbowed twice…there is obviously no such thing as personal space: it’s a push or be pushed world so a little humor is needed to keep one sane. Plus I was holding back all the tears, one wrong move…cue the waterworks.

I alternated between audiobook and hardcover, and enjoyed the book more when I read the hardcover; which is out of character for me as I typically prefer audiobooks narrated by the author. I think it’s because I got to interpret the delivery of her jokes rather than the author determining that for me. Who knows?

Goodreads Stats:
4.14 average rating   *   1,861 Ratings   *   349 Reviews
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, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

Chapters that I loved and needed:
1) The Miracle of Life – I am Beyonce’s bestie too. “Did you take folic acid?”…sigh, seriously people (insert eye roll here)
2) Why I Went Back to Work – already feel guilty at least 10 times per day so…go me

I will say I am a Sally Field Gidget & the Flying Nun type: there were a few too many “p” words for my comfort. #nerdalert 😉😬😳

Thank you for all the laughs, I needed them.

Thank you to Random House & Penguin Random House Audio for the free book/audiobook in exchange for my honest review


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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life Ali Wong Author

16 thoughts on “Book Review: Dear Girls by Ali Wong

  1. Sorry about those elbows and near tears – it will get better once you have become re-callused by the grind. Sending you sweet aloha!


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