A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the wayWhen it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, 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, Dolly Alderton's powerful dbut 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. Everything I know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty....
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Everything I Know About Love Reviews
Bloody hell, pals. This book is sweet and silly, smart and serious. I would highly recommend.
I don't read an awful lot of auto-biographical stuff but I knew of Dolly already, through her PanDolly and High-Low podcasts with Pandora Sykes and her amusing dating column in the Sunday Times. And when it popped up on NetGalley, I wanted it. I wanted it real bad. So, yes: this is a NetGalley freebie but thoughts are my own, of course: what is the point otherwise?
So. Everything I Know About Love. That ...more
I loved this book so deeply and whole-heartedly. The moment I realised it wasn't really about the kind of love I'd initially thought it was, I fell hard for it. I will now spend the rest of my evening crying alone as I think about what beautiful people my friends are. As you were.
P.S. This book was recommended to me by more people than any I can remember. They were all right.
I tried to read this book three times and I’m not going to give it yet another chance.
I stopped reading around page 180, but I just can’t finish it.
I struggle empathising with someone who just messes her life up. I don’t mean to be judgemental or anything, I happen to like Dolly Alderton, or I like her insight on things, more exactly.
I think this is because of where I come from, but I cannot read about drugs and heavy-drinking and think that’s alright. It’s not. In fiction, I’m okay with it b ...more
I enjoyed this book much more that I thought I would… Dolly's voice is so nice to read, it actually can be read as a fiction book easily. There is a Bridget Jones atmosphere all along, but with a much better ending!
This was an interesting concept, I haven't read many memiors but do have a few on my TBR shelf. Once I started this book I wasn't sure what to expect and for a bit I was wanting more description rather than just been told something, but after about 30% the book got more detailed and interesting. I really liked Dolly and her friends were fabulous they all were supportive of her and there for her, which is what you need in a friend. I finishied this book wishing there was more books. I hope Dolly ...more
After months of being told that I'd LOVE The High Low and Pandora/Dolly's 'young women in London' ideals, I thought I'd listen to the recommendations from my friends and give it a go. I listened to the podcast which I thoroughly enjoy and thought it'd be wise to pick up Everything I Know About Love.
Reading about Dolly's despair on the coming out of pop star Will Young transported me back to my own person 13-year old heartbreak when I heard the same news on the radio. Instantly, I felt comforted ...more
4.5 stars- I didn't know anything about Dolly Alderton going into this book, in fact i'd never even heard of her until I heard people raving about this memoir. I am so glad that I decided to pick this up despite that as I just adored it! Memoirs are very hit and miss reads for me, but this one grabbed my attention and I read through it so quickly switching between the audio and physical versions. Everything I know about Love is essentially a book all about growing up, falling in love, finding yo ...more
Everything I know about Love by Dolly Alderton a witty and honest five-star read. I thought this book was so funny, I’m a woman of a certain age so a lot of the cultural references were so funny to me, but I really do think even if you were a different age or genre you would get this book, you may not get all the references but the writing is so good you will be sucked in and some may go over your head but some will make you chuckle. Just be warned if you are a woman of a certain age, be mindful ...more