Standup comic and actress Ali Wong filmed her star-making 2016 Netflix special Baby Cobra at eight months pregnant. Profane, insightful, and fiercely unapologetic, Wong also brought her signature razor-sharp wit to last year’s letter collection Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life. In it, she offers her daughters life advice on growing up, dating, and striking success in a male-dominated profession.
Sharing a few of her favorite reads with Amazon Book Review, Wong included two children’s books along with bestsellers by Celeste Ng and Min Jin Lee. Find her reading list below, and check out the recommendations of other iconic comedians right here.
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.” -AW
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.” -AW
(via Amazon Book Review)