Oh, how I love Ali Wong. Full of humor and heart, her memoir does not disappoint. It carefully jumps back and forth between Ali’s standard raunchy humor and heartfelt words of wisdom. Structured as a series of letters to her daughters and told in no particular order, she tells a variety of anecdotes from her childhood, college years, and of course pregnancy and motherhood.
What I’ve always loved about Ali Wong is her candid views and her unfiltered feminism. She has this genuine ability to be both vulgar and profound in the same narrative. I think my favorite section was about her time in Vietnam while she was studying abroad. She thoughtfully explains the profound impact her time there had on her life, while also sprinkling in colorful stories about her experience.
I highly recommend Dear Girls to other fans of Ali Wong and humorous memoirs.