Celebrity picks: Ali Wong's favorite reads of 2019

Chris Schluep on May 01, 2019
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Ali_Wong_celeb_250.pngNetflix made Ali Wong a household name. But what was her story before that?

In Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life, she has composed letters to her daughters to let them know how it is, and how it was before they were born. Their mom growing up wild in San Francisco. Her dating nightmares in New York. Finding success in a male-dominated profession.

These letters are addressed to Ali Wong's daughters, but they are meant for a much wider audience. And they highlight her cutting wit and her sharp analysis, which is just what made that Netflix special take off.

When she's not reading her own book to her kids, here's what Ali Wong likes to read to them. Along with the books she has enjoyed reading herself lately.



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La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) by Patty Rodriquez and Ariana Stein

I read this book to my kids constantly. It's a really fun way for them to learn Spanish.


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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

I can relate to this book so much and it teaches a great lesson, about how to overcome fear of a blank page. I love that the character's name is Vashti, but it's not all about how her name is Vashti.


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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I read this in three days. I fell in love with the characters and was so sad to say goodbye to them when the book ended.


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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

I have gifted Pachinko to so many people, because I know that anyone with remotely good taste will love it as much as I do.


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