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
Can't rate highly enough - every millenial should read
This was a tough read, which is an absurd thing to say about a book I read in 2 days, and yet! Initially, it's hard to see the frivolous anecdotes of drunken debauchery as anything other than self-indulgence, until - just like getting to know anyone - you begin to understand why. You're soon rewarded with a witty, warm and refreshingly honest gem that is particularly on the money when it comes to grief, people-pleasing, the joy of female friendships and the endless pursuit of a sense of self. A ...more
Perfect 5 star read from me - one of the best, honest, moving reads of 2018 so far. Cant stop shouting about this one from the rooftops
I absolutely love the way she writes, the structure of this book with the random recipes and emails in-between, the anecdotes. Some chapters left me heartbroken and a lot of it resonated with me more than I’d like to admit. Would highly recommend if you’re currently in an existential crisis/your mid twenties.
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.
I have spent the last 24 hours nose deep in this book. I was trying to inhale all of Dolly Alderton's words as fast as I could. But I didn't want it to end either.
Every single sentence was a joy to read, Alderton is funny and she can write.
However, there are a few lines which niggled me because I read them as fat-phobic. I don't think it was intentional, because we've all internalised a load of crap about what is attractive, and what isn't. Alderton also details her relationship with ...more
This book has taught me a shocking amount about empathy.
Most people who read this I‘m sure will find themselves in every other page and will marvel at how familiar Dolly‘s stories and feelings feel.
For me, I kept thinking every couple of pages how much unlike Dolly I am as a person, and how different my problems and mishaps and self-doubts are to hers.
And yet with every new page, I found myself feeling more and more close to her, I started genuinely loving her, which seems like such a weird thin ...more