By Ali Wentworth
Growing to be up in a relatives of political journalists—and daughter of President Reagan’s White apartment social secretary—Ali Wentworth rebelled opposed to her blue-blood upbringing, embracing Hollywood, bikes, even a number of wildly irrelevant marriage proposals. at the present time she is an acclaimed comedic actress and author, former Oprah normal, spouse of political and media big name George Stephanopoulos, and a mom who shall we her women devour cotton sweet ahead of mattress. even though she’s settled down, her rebellious nature flourishes in her comedy and her view of her loopy international.
In this addictively humorous and hot memoir, she takes us during the having a look glass and into the wonderland of her lifestyles, from a formative years between Washington’s elite to a stint within the psych ward they referred to as a brand new England prep tuition; days doing L.A. comic strip comedy (with then-aspiring artists Will Ferrell and Lisa Kudrow) to a chain of spectacularly failed loves (that finally led her to Mr. Right). consistent all through is her mom, Muffie—a perfectly dependent but enterprise, no-nonsense strength of nature and natural WASP convictions.
As fascinating and off-the-wall as Ali herself, Ali in Wonderland is an exciting examine existence that's either intimate and hilarious.
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In this game, you only have to roll one die. ” Eric’s piece began jumping around the board, filling up alarmingly fast with those multicolored wedges. How many feet in a fathom? Six. Who wrote “Stardust”? Hoagy Carmichael. Who discovered Victoria Falls? David Livingstone. Eric occasionally had to think a bit. He’d tilt his head and look at the ceiling, as if the answer were written there. Which it apparently was. Because he’d almost always figure out that Varig Airlines is from Brazil and the like.
So I pack my bag and go. I probably knew the gap between information and know-how was big, but I had gotten a firsthand lesson in just how big it can be. On the way home, I kick my Palm Pilot’s butt, then explain to it all the mistakes it made. Child, Julia She once worked in the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Sounds like a good movie: Chef by day, spy by night. I should option that now. Children’s Crusade Here, a major contender for the saddest entry so far. About thirty thousand kids—led by a French shepherd boy—set out to conquer the Holy Land from the Muslims by love instead of force.
You’d be watching an ER episode, and a softball player would come in with a bat splinter through his forehead, and you’d hear a little whimper in the background, turning into a wave of sobs. Julie already has trouble keeping her cheeks dry, seeing as she cried during the Joe Millionaire finale. If they added canned crying, she’d be a mess. Cleveland I had always figured the Ohio town was named for Grover Cleveland. No, the real story is that it was named for Moses Cleaveland, an employee of the Connecticut Land Company, who arrived with his surveyors in 1796.