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Ali Wong doesn’t hold back in Dear Girls

“Dear Girls,” by Ali Wong

Fresh off the success of Always be My Maybe, Ali Wong today released her f book, Dear Girls.

If the Netflix movie served as your first exposure to Wong, you may be shocked at some of the topics that come up in the book-funny stories of masturbation, sex and raising children.

It’s also a letter to her two young daughters, perhaps inspired by her father, Adolphus Wong, own letter to her that he left when he died of cancer in 2011.

“I love that letter but I wish he had written more to me about the person he was before I was born, and I wish he addressed all these lingering questions I still have for him,” she told Parade.

In Wong’s honest memoir, she tells of her husband’s parents making her sign a prenup before they got married. Her husband, Justin Hakuta is the son of inventor and TV personality Ken Hakuta, also known as Dr. Fad.

I was very motivated to make my own money because I signed a document specifically outlining how much I couldn’t depend on my husband,” she wrote in Dear Girls, according to CNBC. “My father always praised ‘the gift of fear,’” she continues, “and that prenup scared the s— out of me. In the end, being forced to sign that prenup was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and my career.”

The buzz about Ali began shortly after her Netflix specials,Baby Cobra, in 2016 and only increased after the follow up, Hard Knock Wife, in 2018.

She credits her family for her brand of comedy who she describes as being open about sex.

“Not just my parents. My aunt who’s a senior citizen — she has said some wild things. That’s just kind of how it’s always been,” Wong told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Dear Girls is published by Random House and retails for $27.

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