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Everything I Know About Love

by Dolly Alderton

Biography / Autobiography Relationship Stories

Everything I Know About Love Synopsis


Winner of Autobiography of the Year at the National Book Awards 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. 

Everything I Know About Love Press Reviews

Honest, funny and touching - Evening Standard

Witty and insightful - Sunday Times Culture

An effervescent guide to millennial life - i

Sure to leave you smiling - Elle Magazine

Funny, touching and wholly delightful - The Bookseller

Her fun and moving stories of bad dates and good friends melted my heart - Sunday Mirror

Weaving first-person stories and lists with email parodies and recipes, it's Nora Ephron for the Tinder generation - Financial Times

I so recommend Dolly Alderton's millennial memoir, which takes you on an uncomfortable journey through love and anxiety, to an unexpectedly happy ending. It's just lovely - Eva Wiseman

Witty and warm, this is ostensibly a memoir about romantic love - and it is filled with plenty of stories about great and terrible men. But the most touching parts were on friendship, and how powerful and comforting the love of a good friend is - Stylist

If you're ever feeling a tad down and need to climb into bed with a book, Emerald Street would prescribe Heartburn by Nora Ephron...Fortunately, it now has a millennial companion piece courtesy of writer and journalist, Dolly Alderton - Emerald Street

Alderton proves a razor-sharp observer of the shifting dynamics of long term female friendship - Mail on Sunday

Will have you hooked and nodding from the first page. Hilarious and moving - Grazia

I thought I knew a lot about love. Not as much as Dolly. Read as soon as possible. - Sharon Horgan

A sensitive and funny account of growing up millennial. - The Observer

I can say with absolute certainty that you have to add it to your 2018 book list. You will quite literally laugh and cry as Dolly crashes her way through her teens and twenties. This is about growing up and all the mess that comes with it. I loved it. - The Pool

Mesmerising, brilliant - Daily Telegraph

Funny, sexy and clever, Dolly Alderton is never less than dazzling on the travails of the human heart. She writes with breathtaking honesty about falling into lust and out of love, and each chapter reads like those late night conversations with your best girlfriend that you never want to end - Clover Stroud

Alderton is an old soul - she has learned life lessons while not yet out of her twenties that many of us post-menopausal matrons are still struggling with. A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her. - Julie Burchill

If Nora Ephron is the cool aunt you wish you'd had, Dolly Alderton is your favourite cousin. I loved it and I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't; it's a genuine delight - Kristen Roupenian, author of Cat Person

I loved it so much, I wanted it to go on forever, Dolly Alderton is so gifted at making people care. A rare talent - Marian Keyes

Exquisite, hilarious, I loved every page. I was dazzled by her warmth and wisdom: Dolly has written an extraordinary book that all women will be able to relate to - Emma Jane Unsworth

Very, very, very funny. Don't hate me when I tell you that Everything I Know About Love is Sex And The City for millennials, because I mean it as high praise - Red

I loved its truth, its self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart spilling generosity. The power of female friendships is such great, uncharted territory, and just when you think it's going one (wonderful) way, it takes you somewhere infinitely more rugged, complicated and all the more affectingly tender. A joy. In short, it's a stone cold classic - Sophie Dahl

Poignant, witty, comic, and self-deprecating. A laugh-out-loud, lightning quick journey through the years that will resonate with anyone who's ever been young and in love. - Daily Express

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

Hilarious and moving. Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation - Elizabeth Day

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ISBN: 9780241982105
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241983188
Publication date: 16/01/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Penguin
Format: Ebook

Publication date: 15/01/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241982105
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Memoirs, Feminism & feminist theory, Diaries, letters & journals, Humour, Family & relationships,

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