Helllllll yeah. Ali Wong is writing a book! The American Housewife actress and Fresh Off The Boat writer, whose hilarious Netflix standup special Baby Cobra inspired a legion of kickass Halloween costumes, is adding "author" to her resume with her first book due out next year from Random House.
The book will be a collection of letters from Ali to her one-year-old daughter, offering advice and sharing her own personal experiences. It will also be, no doubt, pretty darn funny.
"Each letter will share advice and personal experiences on such things as finding Mr. Right, leaning in versus lying down, and her journey in stand-up comedy," the publisher said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.
The book is also an opportunity for Ali to share the stuff from her life that hasn't made it into her act.
"This is a book about my life offstage," Ali says. "I'm very excited to share all of these stories about my childhood, dating, and failure that I've never been able to tell onstage. I have so many but they are just not right for stand-up. However, they are perfect for a book and a great way to make people laugh in their own homes... without me having to leave my own home." Very practical, Ali.
The as-yet untitled book will hit shelves in 2018. I plan to buy and read the shit out of it.
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