Ali In Wonderland by Ali Wentworth

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12 Critic Reviews

My biggest gripe with Ali In Wonderland is its disjointed nature.
-Write Meg

Synopsis

Mix 1 oz. Chelsea Handler, 1.5 oz. Nora Ephron, finish with a twist of Tina Fey, and you get Ali in Wonderland, the uproarious, revealing, and heartfelt memoir from acclaimed actress and comedian Ali Wentworth. Whether spilling secrets about her quintessentially WASPy upbringing (and her delicious rebellion against it), reminiscing about her Seinfeld “Schmoopie” days and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, or baring the details of starting a family alongside husband George Stephanopoulos, one thing is for sure—Ali has the unsurpassable humor and warmth of a born storyteller with a story to tell: the quirky, flavorful, surprising, and sometimes scandalous Ali in Wonderland.

“Ali Wentworth is funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth.” —Alec Baldwin

 

About Ali Wentworth

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Ali Wentworth made a name for herself on the comedy show In Living Color, and has made appearances on such television shows as Hardball, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Seinfeld (Schmoopie in the "Soup Nazi" episode), Head Case (which she created, wrote, and executive produced); and The Oprah Winfrey Show, for which she was a correspondent. Her movie credits include Trial & Error, Jerry Maguire, Daddy, Big Packages, The Real Blonde, Office Space, and a starring role in Disney's remake of The Love Bug. Most recently, she appeared in It's Complicated with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin. A Washington, D.C. native, Wentworth is the daughter of a political journalist and President Ronald Reagan's social secretary. Her writing credits include a column in Marie Claire and The WASP Cookbook. She lives in New York City with her husband, George Stephanopoulos, and their two girls.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by Harper. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Ali In Wonderland
All: 12 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Excellent
Feb 15 2012

Her understated prose and deadpan humor go a long way toward making this account of life among the one-percenters easy to swallow.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Oct 31 2011

Wentworth is amusing and frank, often frenetic, with sharp intelligence underneath the sassy wackiness. . .

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Huffington Post

Good
Reviewed by Ilene Angel on Feb 07 2012

She's funny and engaging, warm and intelligent. She's the girlfriend you want to have a glass of wine with...

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Macleans

Excellent
Reviewed by Patricia Robertson on Mar 08 2012

. . .a must-read for Gen-X Judy Blume readers who charged snacks on their parents’ golf club tabs, favoured Laura Ashley skirts and kept Bonne Bell lip smackers in their Roots purses.

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SQuare Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Janice M on Mar 07 2012

The book is full of delightful, madcap and somewhat naughty vignettes.

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Luxury Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Luxury Reading on Mar 30 2012

No book that is self-described as “hilarious” ever really is. Yes, there are funny bits. But much of this is standard “poor little rich girl” fare, set against the backdrop of the DC political scene.

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Bookfan

Good
Reviewed by Mary on Feb 15 2012

. . .a very entertaining memoir and Ali Wentworth is a very funny storyteller.

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Write Meg

Below average
Reviewed by Megan on Jan 13 2012

My biggest gripe with Ali In Wonderland is its disjointed nature.

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Pop Culture Nerd

Below average
Reviewed by PopCulture Nerd on Feb 16 2012

While the antedotes are witty, they often just peter out without going anywhere.

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Misbehavin' Librarian

Good
Jan 24 2012

Although she comes from a more elite background, she never comes across as snobby or privledged

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Reviewed by Vogue on Jan 15 2012

. . .lack of inhibition creates a pretty interesting read.

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It's My Genre, Baby

Below average
Reviewed by Meoskop on Feb 01 0212

It was difficult to find a way to commiserate with her.

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