By Ali Wentworth
Becoming up in a kin of political journalists—and daughter of President Reagan’s White condo social secretary—Ali Wentworth rebelled opposed to her blue-blood upbringing, embracing Hollywood, bikes, even a couple of wildly irrelevant marriage proposals. this present day she is an acclaimed comedic actress and author, former Oprah average, spouse of political and media megastar George Stephanopoulos, and a mom who shall we her ladies devour cotton sweet ahead of mattress. notwithstanding she’s settled down, her rebellious nature prospers in her comedy and her view of her loopy international.
In this addictively humorous and hot memoir, she takes us during the taking a look glass and into the wonderland of her lifestyles, from a youth between Washington’s elite to a stint within the psych ward they referred to as a brand new England prep institution; days doing L.A. caricature 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 company, no-nonsense strength of nature and natural WASP convictions.
As captivating and off-the-wall as Ali herself, Ali in Wonderland is an exciting examine lifestyles that's either intimate and hilarious.
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The biggest tilt in the political tectonic plates came in 1964 when the Republican Party in California shifted from the liberal Warren Republicans who had always supported the University of California to the conservative ReaganGoldwater Republicans. The realization that an immense change was impending came to me and to many others the night of June 2, 1964, the date of the presidential Republican primary election in California between Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. That evening, as the returns came in indicating that Goldwater (with Reagan’s support) was winning, I was attending a B’nai Brith dinner at a San Francisco hotel where I was to receive an award.
They also were sparked THE PROPOSAL. 30 . Impacts of McCarthyism by contention between Provost Clarence Dykstra of UCLA and President Sproul. Dykstra supported both of the above presentations; Sproul did not. Sproul said, “There is a matter on which I should like the hand of the President upheld” (24). The matter included the disagreements over speakers and, more generally, the supremacy of the president over the provost. On the morning of the meeting, President Sproul asked Corley and the attorney for the regents (Jno.
Most of all, as I have lived through some of the turmoil surrounding the University of California, I have observed that no other state except New York has experienced more examples of inﬂuence by the left than California: in Hollywood, in San Francisco on the waterfront and in the Haight-Ashbury district, and in Berkeley during the 1960s. Also, few states have seen more spectacular ﬂourishes of inﬂuence by the right than California: the political successes of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, the support given to the John Birch Society, and the attention given to the reports of the state Senate Committee on Un-American Activities.
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