Everything I Know About Love

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4.21, based on 22,683 reviews.

Goodreads says:

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 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. Everything I know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.

Waterstones says:

A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way.

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has not only seen it all and tried it all but written about it too.

In her intimate 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.

Chosen as one of Waterstones’ Best Books to Look Out For in February, Everything I Know About Love is a book that is alive with wit and insight, heart and humour. Dolly Alderton's powerful debut 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 – all whilst making you laugh until you fall over. It’s a book full of heart that brings to life the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful and wonderful uncertainty.

“This is a coming-of-age memoir of the very best type, Dolly Alderton writes with grace, shrewdness and understanding in a book that resonates perfectly for the millennial generation.” – Richard Humphreys, Waterstones Biography Buyer


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4.21 out of 5 stars (22,683 ratings)
5 49% (11,152 ratings)
4 31% (7,086 ratings)
3 14% (3,070 ratings)
2 4% (887 ratings)
1 2% (488 ratings)

About Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton is a old journalist, writer and director who indulges in writing about herself in the third person when the medium calls for it. She then likes to read it back in a low, warm, velvety Scottish accent to imagine what it would be like to have Kirsty Young introduce her as a castaway on Desert Island Discs. She is reluctant to reveal too much more about her fantasy episode as she still, perhaps foolishly, holds out hope that one day she will be asked on the show and wouldn’t want t...
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