• The Bossy Bookworm

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

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Wong’s reflections on growing up, the influence of her Asian culture, and starting out and making her way in comedy were the highlights for me.

Wong structures her memoir into letters for her daughters without editing out her intimate experiences and frustrations, general insecurities, and her travel adventures.


In Dear Girls, she writes affectionately about her family, and those parts resonate. She explores the necessity of being a strong woman in a male-dominated profession.


Wong’s reflections on growing up, her Asian culture, and on starting out and making her way in comedy were the highlights for me and the type of thing I had been curious about. Excruciatingly awkward sexual missteps and repeated details about her bodily functions, not so much.


What did you think?

Sometimes a celebrity memoir just hits the spot. And I do love hearing the stories of women in comedy.


Have you read Bossypants by Tina Fey or Yes Please by Amy Poehler? The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer? What others am I missing?


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