Maybe it was the title being so familiar and a play on words of my name, but whatever the reason, I am happy that I picked up Ali in Wonderland. Written by Ali Wentworth, wife of George Stephanopoulos and daughter of President Reagan’s White House social secretary she is anything but political or pretentious as some might assume. She is actually the very opposite. From her hilarious tales of childhood, boarding school (or psych ward), college, and living in Los Angeles as a sketch artist for In Living Color her book had me laughing out loud!
The book reminded me somewhat of Chelsea Handler’s books, but the one constant in Ali’s is her mother, Muffie, who offers up some of the best lines. We should all be so lucky to have a straightforward mom such as Muffie who thinks that checking into the Four Seasons Hotel will solve all problems (I agree)!
As summer approaches and you are looking for a quick read, be sure to pick up Ali in Wonderland…you will be happy you did!
About the Author:
Ali Wentworth made a name for herself on the comedy series In Living Color, and has appeared on such television shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; Seinfeld (playing 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 film credits include Jerry Maguire,The Real Blonde, Office Space, The Love Bug, and It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin.
A native of Washington, D.C., Wentworth lives in New York City with her husband, George Stephanopoulos, and their two girls. Follow Ali on Twitter: @AliEWentworth.