THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WITH A NEW CHAPTER ON TURNING THIRTY
*Winner of Autobiography of the Year at the National Book Awards 2018*
*Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2018*
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
'The book we will thrust into our friends' hands . . . that will help heal a broken heart. Alderton's wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She 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
'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
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.
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I read this in a day after my best friend Recommended it. I laughed, I cried and it was beautiful. It was so perfect.
Oh why did it have to end?!
Hi Dolly. I’m over 60 but totally relate with this book. I guess people don’t really change. I can honestly say I felt “normal” about my youth after reading this. Thank you for sharing some intimate details with us. It helps us all in the sisterhood! Xx
Loved it, no more to say.