Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know About Love

By Dolly Alderton

  • Release Date: 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 5
5
From 96 Ratings

Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

'I thought I knew a lot about love. Not as much as Dolly. Read as soon as possible' Sharon Horgan

'With courageous honesty, Alderton documents her life up to now, the highs and the lows - the sex, the drugs, the nightmare landlords, the heartaches and the humiliations. Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic. A brilliant debut' Daily Telegraph

'A book about growing up and all the mess that comes with it. I loved it.' The Pool

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. She vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It's a book about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - about recognising that you and you alone are enough.

Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humour, Alderton's powerful début weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age - while making you laugh until you fall over.

'This is the book we will thrust into our friends' hands, the book that will help heal a broken heart. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug' Evening Standard

'It's so full of life and laughs - I gobbled up this book. Alderton has built something beautiful and true out of many fragments of daftness' Amy Liptrot

'A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' Julie Burchill

Reviews

  • Really interesting read

    5
    By JoJoCa35
    I saw a lot of people on Instagram posting about this book and thought I would give it a try.... I was not disappointed. Dolly is an interesting character and her stories are fascinating. Definitely worth a read.
  • Refreshingly honest

    4
    By Robinwick
    This book got better and better in my opinion. The more I got to know her, the more I liked her and wanted to know more of her stories. Some of it sounds like fiction to me, but in other passages I felt so represented and in some, I felt I understood some of my English friends better.
  • Fabulous!

    5
    By arabellatoll
    Absolutely adored it, I just love the way Dolly writes!!
  • Insightful new suburban scape :

    5
    By vedrew
    A whirlwind ride ; openly clarifies modern dating strategies ;good snap , tender emails ; so perfect too perfect : we all want to be both single / engaged ! Site love questionable : I too dislike initial rollercoaster Ott :