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Go Ask Ali: Half-Baked Advice (and Free Lemonade)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  755 ratings  ·  107 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Ali Wentworth offers her hilarious and unique advice on surviving the absurdity of modern life in her third collection of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes.

Ali Wentworth’s first two books, Ali in Wonderland and Happily Ali After, were lauded by readers, critics, and fellow comedians alike. Entertainment Weekly included Happily Ali After on it
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Harper
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May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
Laugh out loud funny!!! I love Ali Wentworth and I can just imagine her giving George shit all day long! 😂😂. GO ASK ALI is just hysterical! There are so many laugh out loud moments and I truly want Ali to be my best friend! At times, I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe! My only complaint is that I was finished way too soon! I wanted to keep reading and giggling away. This book is full of funny stories in the world of Ali all told with great humor. There is no moral enlightenment from readi ...more
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: release-2018
Ali’s hilarious and smart as a whip!!! You can’t NOT smile or laugh while reading this, she’s the real deal and so full of heart. She even laughs at herself and has no trouble finding the fun in everyday life. A feel good funny memoir - had a great time with it!!
4.5 ☆ 🍋🙂
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-arcs
Do you have a friend that always makes you laugh, no matter what? Whether you go to her/him for advice and wind up going from miserable to laughing so hard you’re crying after a single conversation with them or maybe they’re just the type of person who is on the spot funny and always has the best quips and one liners. My point is, I think we all have at least one of those types of friends and reading Go Ask Ali was like one long, hilarious conversation with said friend.

This book is a mix of advi
Laurie Gelman
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was avoiding reading this book because I knew it would make me never want to write again. Ali Wentworth can make anything funny. The way she views the world is fresh and honest and hilarious. And she doesn't hold back. Plus, her observations are so relatable. She makes it look easy. You walk away thinking you could make your own life sound that funny. But you can't!
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love her, so many lol moments, funny, smart, witty, bright, put a smile on my face, she is my kind of humor!
Jun 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
This small book is based on the thin premise that Ali Wentworth is someone we should take advice from. She's not. She is a D-list actress and comedian who hasn't had much success other than marrying a famous political operative turned news anchor. She writes a lot about sex, children, looks, and her husband's supposed morality. Most of it is very negative and forgettable. It's also very repetitive of the other books she has written--I feel like I've heard most of these stories or details before. ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Mostly knew Ali Wentworth as the wife of George Stephanopoulos. Seen her in TV shows and movies, too. Listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author. It's funny and full of practical advice. Things like don't hire a pretty nanny. Or, if you're not having sex with your partner, something's probably wrong with the relationship. She's like the honest, older sister who tells it like it is.
Michelle Beckwith
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ali has been one of my favorite road trip companions (along with Mindy, Tina, Shonda & Amy). Her latest does not disappoint!
Lisa Nelson
I mostly read this one until the audio came in at the library and finished up listening to it. I wonder if I would have liked it better overall if I had listened to the whole book. Ali was funny and cute and I like listening to the last 45 minutes of the book in her own voice.

There were lots of funny moments but in the end, I feel like the title of the book that includes, "Half-Baked" is perfect. I wish she would have finished the baking. It had this underlining feel to me the whole time where
Ouida Foster
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This got me started with Ali Wentworth and then I started working my way backwards through her books. This and the one prior are best -- the "Ali in Wonderland" is a little too scattered. They are entertaining and I recommend trying one of them.
I liked this book, it did feel like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, but written by someone as blunt and open as your best friend. I laughed, I cried, I learned real advice because this author was willing to share her vulnerability in a raw and humorous way. I honor any female who can make that balance come alive in a book, as if you were really speaking to them. I love that her advice stems from her experiences, which she shares in great detail in this book. Ali's messages on life advice ar ...more
Lori Foley
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really cute / funny / and mostly silly. The author does touch on a few lessons she's learned in her life that were not funny, but I thought those were very well written and thoughtful. Good, quick read.
kris megna
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read

This book is so funny that I had to move to another room as I was laughing so much. Tears ran down frequently from laughing . I chose this book as I heard and read the author was hysterical..She n hubby,George. GMA are best friends w Jerry Seinfeld n wife. The chapter on the family vacation alone worth buying the book n the endorphins released. I pulled an all nighter as the book was a must couldn't put it down.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss
Ali Wentworth is the best friend you always wished that you had. She's witty, she's smart, she bakes, and she's married to George Stephanopoulos. In her newest book, Go Ask Ali, she offers advice for living a smarter life based on her experiences as well as the experiences of her closest friends. From relationships to parenting to how to make a sex tape, Wentworth shares her wisdom on a wide range of topics, with a liberal sprinkling of personality, warmth, and humor. 

Ali Wentworth is down-to-ea
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny-women
This was cute. I've known about Ali since her days on In Living Color and remember her being funny on there and she's still a hoot. I liked her stories about parenting teenage girls and her life with George Stepansdljfdkjflks who I still can't believe are married because he seems so boring and her so goofy. Opposites attrack.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: essays, humor
Wentworth has long fascinated me for all of the wrong reasons: wondering how she ever became known for anything. I don't find her amusing (Jay Leno used to FAWN over her on his show and she twisted in delight under his praise.) She outs her friends and their problems then reports on the constants and then some of her own sex life. Want to have an affair? Get a dog, she proclaims. Bestiality, you say? You want to read something more amusing about affairs? Seek out the article published in The New ...more
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The chapter on fleeting summers was spot on. Delightful book!
May 28, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Clueless and unfunny

This book is made up of spilled secrets. You will read about the lives of her friends. These are not funny stories; they are stories of alcoholism, professional failure, betrayal and divorce. Note that Ali doesn't share a peep about her own marriage except to say they have a lot of sex. Here is a middle aged woman who thinks she is such a solid friend that she considers herself an expert and writes this "advice" book. Turns out she is only really loyal to her husband. Everyon
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ali Wentworth never fails to make me chuckle!
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn't love Ali Wentworth? She's just adorable and it doesn't hurt that she's totally in love with her husband of 17 years George Stephanopolis!
I listened to this while cooking a special dinner for friends and I finished it within a couple of hours. Totally entertaining and narrated by Ali herself.
Jon L Brown
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always Hysterical!

Ali is personable, relatable,& hilarious as always! Not being a parent myself, I've not dealt with many of her tribulations. However, most chapters still had me roaring with laughter.
Lesa Parnham
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read Ali's other books, and just like those, this was laugh out loud funny.Toward the end, I was reading late at night, I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe and I wanted to wake someone up to read to! The fact that she is married to George S. Makes it even funnier. Highly recommend.
Glynis Reads
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone would like a friend like Ali

Better to be funny than pretty! Pretty wears out and is only the icing. Better to be beautiful and funny, self depreciating like Ali! George is a lucky man!
Pocket Watch Purveyor
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Ali Wentworth! Read the book in one sitting. So enjoyable. So relatable. Highly recommended! Ali please keep writing!
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a quick, light read. She's funnier live than in writing.
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book as it made me laugh, and gives a different perspective on life's little problems--growing up & dealing with children.
Mary Sisney
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked Ali's other two books, and the subtitle of this one appealed to me because most advice, especially from celebrities, is "half-baked." Actually, Ali's advice, while often comical, is more practical and reasonable than some I've read. She advises us not to star in home-made sex tapes, pet a snake, or retrieve our cell phones if we drop them in a public toilet. However, her description of summer camp does not make me wish I had gone. I not only prefer having spent time watching soap operas ...more
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Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it

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I have always adored Ali Wentworth, so taking on this review copy was an absolute no-brainer!! She is just what I had expected: funny, thoughtful, and full of heart! Her stories of motherhood, friendships, and marriage are incredibly relatable because well, we’ve all been in similar relationships or situations! ( HOLD ON TO YOUR SUMMER.. o
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
In a series of short, funny essays, Ali Wentworth lets us know what she thinks of...well, pretty much everything that seems to get under her skin, for good or ill: marriage, listening to your gut, summer camps for kids (she's in favor), differences between men and women, and the importance of apologizing. (She's in favor of that, too.) Several of them made me laugh out loud--not in the lol-I'm-mildly-amused way, but actually laughing out loud in the waiting room of the doctor's office and having ...more
Autumn Kovach
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Ali is hilarious and I loved this book. I would have loved to listen to her read on audiobook but the book came before it was available to listen. I’ve watched her on talk shows and she’s the most down to earth comedian. She has such a no nonsense Mom quality about her that I really appreciate. She takes the pressure off of being perfect and having it together - from appearances to career and simply not taking oneself so seriously. Her stories are laugh out loud funny and this book was a super q ...more
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Ali Wentworth is the author of the New York Times bestseller Ali in Wonderland. She made a name for herself on the comedy show In Living Color and has appeared on such television shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Seinfeld, Head Case, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, for which she was a correspondent. Her film credits include Jerry Maguire, The Real Blonde, Office Space, and It’s Complicated. A n ...more
“The worst thing about being lied to is knowing you weren't worthy of the truth.” 1 likes
“And that, folks, is the ride I call motherhood! Are you there God? It’s me, Ali.” 0 likes
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