Author: Dolly Alderton

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

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

“Reading this book is like coming home from a bad date and finding the person who knows you best in the world sitting on your couch, ready to pour you a glass of wine and give you a hug.”—Kristen Roupenian, author of Cat Person

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.8      

Book Review

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton is an interesting memoir focused on dating, relationships, and love. Alderton tells stories of different dating experiences and relationships. She discusses friendships and how friends’ relationships affected her friendships. Alderton discusses her journey to finding love and discovering how to be content while single. She discusses how she went from always dating to always being single. One of the most interesting parts to me was her best friend’s relationship and how she felt throughout it. Everything I Know About Love is very entertaining and relatable. I wasn’t sure how much I would like this book, but I really enjoyed it. Alderton discusses many struggles for young adults. This memoir is very personal and Alderton talks about her accomplishments as well as mistakes. I recommend Everything I Know About Love to anyone that thinks an honest memoir about love, relationships, and growing up sounds interesting.

Thank you Harper Perennial for a finished copy of Everything I Know About Love.

About the Author

Dolly Alderton is an award-winning journalist. She has a column in the Sunday Times and has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Vice, and Man Repeller. She is co-host of The High Low, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast and also writes for television. She lives in London.

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