Happily Ali After
- And Other Fairly True Tales
- Narrated by: Ali Wentworth
- Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-09-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Moved by a particularly inspirational tweet one day, Ali Wentworth resolves to live by the pithy maxims she discovers in her feeds. What begins as a sort of self-help project quickly turns into something far grander - and increasingly funnier - as the tweets she once viewed with irony become filled with increasing metaphysical importance. And thus begins her "Unhappiness Project".
It's not long before Ali expands her self-improvement quest to include parenting, relationship, fitness (or lack thereof), and dieting advice. The results are painfully (at times literally) clear: when it comes to self-help, sometimes you should leave it to the professionals.
At once endearing and hilarious, thoughtful and absurd, Happily Ali After is a thoroughly entertaining collection 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).
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By Lauren on 11-20-15
Not As Good or Relevant as Her First
Ali Wentworth’s first book, Ali in Wonderland, recounted her younger years growing up in a ritzy DC family to moving to LA and pursuing a career in show business while going on a series of horrible blind dates. It was hilarious, and I could completely relate to Ali. Happily Ali After, published three years after Ali in Wonderland, contains more stories about married life and raising two children. Although I still chuckled at times, the effect was completely different for me, as I am single and childless and likely to spend the rest of my life this way until I eventually meet an untimely death completely alone. But I digress.
I enjoyed Ali’s stories about being a keynote speaker at a college graduation, her attempts at reliving her childhood on her daughter’s birthday, her feelings on the topic of couple’s therapy and pretty much all the other chapters in the book. It’s not bad by any means, just not “me” at my current stage in life.
This is going to be a painfully short blurb because I really have nothing more to say about it. I would probably recommend this book to women my mother’s age, but it doesn’t have all too much to offer for a 25-year-old single gal like me.
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