New York Times Bestseller
"There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today and very soon the world will know it.” —Lisa Taddeo, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women
“Dolly Alderton has always been a sparkling Roman candle of talent. She is funny, smart, and explosively engaged in the wonders and weirdness of the world. But what makes this memoir more than mere entertainment is the mature and sophisticated evolution that Alderton describes in these pages. It’s a beautifully told journey and a thoughtful, important book. I loved it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls
The wildly funny, occasionally heartbreaking internationally bestselling memoir about growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love along the ride
When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming an adult, journalist and former Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, finding a job, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop might just be the only reliable man in her life, and that absolutely no one can ever compare to her best girlfriends. Everything I Know About Love is about bad dates, good friends and—above all else— realizing that you are enough.
Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humor, Dolly Alderton’s unforgettable 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—making you want to pick up the phone and tell your best friends all about it. Like Bridget Jones’ Diary but all true, Everything I Know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its terrifying and hopeful uncertainty.
British journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Alderton (Man Repeller) chronicles her love life in this wryly humorous essay collection. She writes about flirting as an awkward teenager via instant messages ("It was a complex Edwardian dance of courtship and I was a giddy and willing participant"), college parties ("I scan the room for boys with working limbs and a detectable pulse"), being single in a world that seems comprised solely of couples, and escaping a Tinder-facilitated threesome. In other essays she creates lists things she's scared of (plane food, STDs), the most annoying things people say ("how do you find the time to do all those tweets?"), safe topics for dinner conversations ("celebrity deaths") and deals with her own weight issues. Alderton writes with self-deprecating humor throughout, though her most moving essay focuses on the funeral of her best friend's sister, who died of leukemia. A hit in the U.K., this clever collection will likely speak to American audiences as well.
Every girl should read this in her twenties
Incredible book. Felt like I was talking to my best friend. I recommend this book to everyone. I will definitely read it again. Thank you dolly <3
I read this while I was in college and it was too relatable. She references that phase of her life within the text and it was thoroughly validating and reassuring as she continues to speak about life after and beyond her youth. I absolutely loved this memoir and have recommended it to all of my friends and family members. Especially my female companions. :)
Love love love!!
Dolly expressed my exact feelings in a way that I could never put out myself! Such a great read for someone in their late 20s who feels like their life is in limbo.