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Ali in Wonderland Harper Collins - Available Feb 7, 2012
Growing up in a family of political journalists—and daughter of President Reagan’s White House social secretary—Ali Wentworth rebelled against her blue-blood upbringing, embracing Hollywood, motorcycles, even a few wildly inappropriate marriage proposals. Today she is an acclaimed comedic actress and writer, former Oprah regular, wife of political and media star George Stephanopoulos, and a mother who lets her two girls eat cotton candy before bed. Though she’s settled down, her rebellious nature thrives in her comedy and her view of her crazy world.
In this addictively funny and warm memoir, she takes us through the looking glass and into the wonderland of her life, from a childhood among Washington’s elite to a stint in the psych ward they called a New England prep school; days doing L.A. sketch comedy (with then-aspiring artists Will Ferrell and Lisa Kudrow) to a series of spectacularly failed loves (that eventually led her to Mr. Right). Constant throughout is her mother, Muffie—a flawlessly elegant yet firm, no-nonsense force of nature and pure WASP convictions.
As charming and off-the-wall as Ali herself, Ali in Wonderland is an entertaining look at life that is both intimate and hilarious.
“Ali has written a truly hilarious book . . . and she’s also a good kisser!” – Chelsea Handler
“Ali Wentworth is funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth.” – Alec Baldwin
“Ali Wentworth tumbles comically through Ali in Wonderland.” – Vanity Fair
The WASP Cookbook Warner Books 1997
Actress and comedienne Alexandra Wentworth serves up some of her best WASP family recipes, spicing them up with humorous commentary on life.
“After a lifetime of addiction to Italian food, I had no idea you could do so much with mayonnaise.”
“This book took me to those days of the Harvard crew team, drinking martinis and eating chipped cream beef…oh, wait a minute…that wasn’t me.” – Ellen DeGeneres