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
I first became aware of Dolly Alderton's memoir through listening to The High Low podcast (highly recommended) and my interest was piqued when it became clear the 'love' referred to in the title encompassed friendships as well as romantic love, lust alongside familial relationships. A gorgeously honest book which had me hooked from the off, Everything I Know about Love explores what it is to be human. A must-read.
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
Adored the easy going writing style of this book. Just flew through it. Wasn’t particularly gripped by every chapter but there were definitely a good few moments that spoke to me. Just fell in love with Dolly as a person and will def read any else she releases. Felt like I was having a chilled conversation with a friend.
Where do I even begin being able to convey all the humour, heartbreak and love that are encapsulated in this novel?! I was lucky enough during my work experience at Penguin to attend the press launch for ‘Everything I Know about Love’ and meet Dolly and her best friend Farly who features an awful lot in the book. I had actually never heard of Dolly before the start of my placement as I don’t really listen to podcasts or read magazines (which are the platforms she usually uses).
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thoroughly enjoyed every word
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 listened to Everything I Know About Love on audiobook, mostly during my commute. This was good and bad - good because I hate to not finish books and there's no way I would've finished this if I had to dedicate 100% of my attention to it, as opposed to listening whilst travelling, cleaning etc. However, the bad was that I perhaps would've interpreted it differently in book form. In audio form, I found Dolly frustrating, whiney and self-indulgent where I might have taken the written format more ...more
Alderton writes in such a relatable manner - sharing and exploring a vast array of emotions stirred from the unpredictability of life.
It was a complete joy to read about her experiences of different kinds of love - all of which are written in a witty, heartfelt and an increasingly insightful way.
I can't recommend it enough.