Ali's Well That Ends Well
Tales of Desperation and a Little Inspiration
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Bestselling author Ali Wentworth offers a comedic look at family, friendship, and lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic in her new collection of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes.
Like many, Ali Wentworth spent the pandemic seesawing between highs, lows, and baking an unnecessary amount of chocolate cake. Between binging every tv show in existence to conquering TikTok to becoming a (semi) empty-nester, Ali experienced her share of turmoil (including an early case of Covid), but she also grew a little, learned a lot, and found comfort in some unexpected people and places.
In Ali’s Well That Ends Well, Wentworth turns her gimlet eye to the year no one saw coming. With her signature irreverent style, she shares the most hysterical, absurd, and sometimes trying episodes that her family endured during the terrible global pandemic. Thoroughly relatable, absolutely charming, and filled with moments both hilarious and poignant, this terrific collection once again showcases the comedic genius of a beloved star who is “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).
Comedian Wentworth (Happily Ali After) strikes gold in this hilarious, touching, and wonderfully frank look at her life during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hers is a warts and all tale, filled with amusing takes on everything from a missing neighborhood dog to indulging in episodes of Love Island Australia. Not much is off limits, and even more serious topics, including her lengthy battle with Covid, are wryly rendered: "Empty glasses were piling up on the side table, and my body was constantly exfoliated by all the saltine cracker crumbs in my bed." She also writes of long, leisurely family dinners; less-than-bountiful attempts at gardening; her famous husband, Good Morning America coanchor George Stephanopoulos, who, much to her dismay, can't manage to close kitchen cabinets ("during the global plague of our lifetime... he grabs his granola and LEAVES THE DOOR WIDE OPEN!"); and offers a tale of two very different neighbors that sardonically explores how the best and worst of humanity can arise in a time of crisis. Throughout, Wentworth delivers her quips and quibbles with a perceptive insight that's sure to keep fans entertained while knowingly nodding their heads. Life for Wentworth is one big adventure, and lucky for readers, she brings them along for the ride.