Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales

Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales

by Ali Wentworth

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Overview

The actress, comedian, media darling, and New York Times bestselling author picks up where she left off in Ali in Wonderland, dissecting modern life—and this time, on a mission of self-improvement—in a series of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes.

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062238498
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 834,056
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ali Wentworth is the author of Ali in Wonderland and Happily Ali After. The star of the comedy series Nightcap, she made a name for herself on the sketch comedy show In Living Color, and her film credits include Jerry Maguire, The Real Blonde, Office Space, and It’s Complicated. A native of Washington, D.C., she lives in New York City with her husband, George Stephanopoulos, and their two daughters. Follow Ali on Twitter: @AliEWentworth

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Prime of Miss Alt Wentwortk 1

Part I Inspiration

Chapter 1 Live and Let Die 9

Chapter 2 Opportunity Knocks 21

Chapter 3 Set It Free 35

Chapter 4 Be Curious 45

Chapter 5 That Stinks 57

Chapter 6 Greatest Self 67

Part II Marriage

Chapter 7 Grounded 79

Chapter 8 Tug of War 87

Chapter 9 Couples Therapy 97

Chapter 10 The Other Good Wife 105

Part III Parenting

Chapter 11 Not Without My Daughters 117

Chapter 12 Awfully Crabby 129

Chapter 13 Happily Ali After 139

Chapter 14 For You, My Pet 149

Chapter 15 Help! 161

Chapter 16 Pool of Regret 169

Part IV Wellness

Chapter 17 Move Me 177

Chapter 18 Ch-ch-ch-changes 189

Chapter 19 Going for the Bronze 197

Chapter 20 Not the Face 205

Chapter 21 Is That All There Is? 213

Acknowledgments 223

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