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'There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today and very soon the world will know it' Lisa Taddeo, author Three Women
'The book we will thrust into our friends' hands. Alderton 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
Award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton survived her twenties (just about) and in Everything I Know About Love, she gives an unflinching account of the bad dates and squalid flat-shares, the heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, the unbreakable female friendships that helped her to hold it all together. Glittering with wit, heart and humour, this is a book to press into the hands of every woman who has ever been there or is about to find themselves taking that first step towards the rest of their lives.
'Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' Elizabeth Day
'Steeped in furiously funny accounts of one-night stands, ill-advised late-night taxi journeys up the M1, grubby flat-shares and the beauty of female friendships, as Alderton joyfully booze-cruises her way through her twenties' Metro
'Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic' Daily Telegraph
'A sensitive, astute and funny account of growing up millennial' Observer
'I loved its truth, self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart-spilling generosity' Sophie Dahl
'Alderton proves a razor-sharp observer of the shifting dynamics of long term female friendship' Mail on Sunday
'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
*Winner of Autobiography of the Year at the National Book Awards 2018*
*A Waterstones Paperback of the Year 2019*
*A Sunday Times paperback of the year 2019*
*Selected for Stylist's The Decade's 15 Best Books by Remarkable Women*
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Despite being written before her 30th birthday, Dolly Alderton’s gloriously entertaining memoir reveals a very wise head. Everything I Know About Love feels like time spent with one of your favorite friends—Alderton has a wonderful self-deprecating warmth to her writing that creates a “just a few more pages” mindset. More than simply an enjoyable traipse through her history of unworthy boyfriends and hedonistic misadventures, Alderton's book is also an intelligent celebration of female friendships.
A delightful read
This book gave me joy in abundance. Food for the soul.
Its about love, but its unexpected
Id like to say I acquired this book from a “box of free books” from someone’s front garden during the first lockdown. At that point I was questioning my relationship and was looking for answers. I really enjoyed reading it and read half the book in an afternoon, but without any answers that I was looking for. After the second lockdown and being dumped by the person previously mentioned, i picked up the book again and it clicked. Naturally when single you reconnect with friends, and this is exactly what this book showed me. It was so beautiful to come to the conclusion that love isn’t just romantic love. Its about those people that will always stay by your side. Thank you Dolly xx
So relevant and so well written. I put off reading this book for months just because everyone told me to read it. Should’ve listened to them.