Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales (Paperback)

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"Imagine Chelsea Handler without all the raunchy party-girl anecdotes and you have Ali Wentworth. A 50 year old mother and wife whose attempts to live according to popular motivational quotes are realistic, relatable, and hysterical. Out just in time for Summer 2015, this is going to be a great vacation or beach read. Her giggle-inducing stories of managing her career and her self-deprecating humor keep the pages turning. I’d want my girlfriends to read this and then pass it along to their girlfriends."--Reviewed by Emily

— From Emily Recommends


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).

Praise For…

“Hilarious…. Her glass isn’t half full—it’s ‘empty and cracked.’”


“[A] collection of essays in Wentworth’s acerbic, bawdy voice….Wentworth makes for great company.”

“Irresistible.... She is sharply observant and incisively funny.... Readers who like Nora Ephron and Laurie Notaro won’t want to miss Wentworth. Reading this book is like sitting with a best girlfriend—how fitting it is that Wentworth dedicated it to all of hers.”

“Wentworth is funny. She gracefully and elegantly bares embarrassing stories from her past and hilariously conveys the challenges of her marriage ... and of raising their two children..... With wit, the author may inspire others to simply enjoy the moment and not let themselves get in the way.”

“Wentworth spins hilarious tales of parenting, relationships and, yes, getting older.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062238504
ISBN-10: 0062238507
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English