Review: Go Ask Ali by Ali Wentworth


Release date: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Non Fiction, Humor


New York Times bestselling author Ali Wentworth offers her hilarious and unique advice on surviving the absurdity of modern life in her third collection of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes.

Ali Wentworth’s first two books, Ali in Wonderland and Happily Ali After, were lauded by readers, critics, and fellow comedians alike. Entertainment Weekly included Happily Ali After on its “Must List” and hailed it as “hilarious. . . . Her glass isn’t half full—it’s “empty and cracked,” while Cosmopolitan praised it as “razor-sharp.” Chelsea Handler called Ali in Wonderland “truly hilarious,” and Kathy Griffin christened it, “Chicken Soup for the Vagina.” Alec Baldwin has described Ali as “funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth,” and Jerry Seinfeld has raved, “Everything that comes out of Ali Wentworth’s mouth is funny!”

At once endearing and hilarious, thoughtful and far-fetched, this third collection offers Ali at her wisest and wittiest as she delivers tips, pointers, and quips on a host of life’s conundrums and sticky situations, including the funny, sometimes embarrassing yet unforgettable situations that have shaped her inimitable world view as a wife, mother, actress, comedian, and all around bon vivant. Thoroughly entertaining, Go Ask Ali is packed with thoughts and musings from “the girlfriend you want to have a glass of wine with, the one who makes you laugh because she sees the funny and the absurd in everything” (Huffington Post).


Do you have a friend that always makes you laugh, no matter what? Whether you go to her/him for advice and wind up going from miserable to laughing so hard you’re crying after a single conversation with them or maybe they’re just the type of person who is on the spot funny and always has the best quips and one liners. My point is, I think we all have at least one of those types of friends and reading Go Ask Ali was like one long, hilarious conversation with said friend.

This book is a mix of advice from Ali and tidbits from her life, little stories about her family, marriage and childhood delivered in a self deprecating and laugh out loud funny manner, seriously I really did laugh. (Multiple times) As funny as Wentworth is, she really does give solid advice, her delivery is just blunt and straightforward with a little snark thrown in on the side. It’s written in a really laid back and conversational tone that makes it seem like a pretty effortless read, I read it in a couple of hours and barely even noticed the time, it was just fun.

This would be perfect to read on a road trip or a plane ride, except fellow travelers may think you’re a little crazy when you snort with laughter, but whatever. A really perfect summer read, I mean just look at that cover!

Go Ask Ali in three words: Sarcastic, Feisty and Witty.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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