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
I felt a real connection to this book - aspects of my childhood and teenage years were so similar to Alderton’s. She describes the rollercoaster ride of university that really would be impossible without the insanely close female friendships that you forge. And I felt in awe of her writing the entire way through. I think I’ve read this at the perfect time.
Another book that I was disappointed by. This I have decided is because I'm obviously not the right age and by that, I mean that I'm too old and cannot relate with - the casual drug taking, the one-night stands or the desperation to have to be at a party.
And what was with the random lists and recipes that were peppered through the book? Was there a point to this?
Personally, I felt that this kind of memoir has been done a million times before and much better.
I have given this book 1 star on Go ...more
Bloody hell, pals. This book is sweet and silly, smart and serious. I would highly recommend.
I don't read an awful lot of auto-biographical stuff but I knew of Dolly already, through her PanDolly and High-Low podcasts with Pandora Sykes and her amusing dating column in the Sunday Times. And when it popped up on NetGalley, I wanted it. I wanted it real bad. So, yes: this is a NetGalley freebie but thoughts are my own, of course: what is the point otherwise?
So. Everything I Know About Love. That ...more
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.
It’s difficult to sing the praises of this book without sounding overly gushy but it’s just so effing great! I had so many “mmmhmmm” moments, I laughed a tonne, I cried (three times- in public!) and I took the bus to work even though it takes double as long as the tube because I wanted more time to read this gem.
I can recommend sitting alone at a bar over a glass of red before a IWD event as an appropriate way to finish this book. Other suitable options include cozied up in bed with lots of cus ...more
I rarely read books at the right time in my life and this was simply brilliant. I’ll be recommending this to everyone I know for the next decade and can’t really put into words how much I enjoyed it.
A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way
4.5. The first half was a bit of a drag for me (not very relatable), but in the second half I fell in love and was in the end majorly impressed with the book as a whole.