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Everything I Know About Love (Paperback)Dolly Alderton (author)
From falling in love to cementing friendships - with a few catastrophic Rod Stewart-themed house parties along the way - the journalist and author of Ghosts delivers a side-splitting, painfully relatable and unfailing candid guide to growing up and growing stronger.
A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way.
When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has not only seen it all and tried it all but written about it too.
In her intimate 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.
Everything I Know About Love is a book that is alive with wit and insight, heart and humour. Dolly Alderton's powerful 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 – all whilst making you laugh until you fall over. It’s a book full of heart that brings to life the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful and wonderful uncertainty.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
‘This is the story of a “bored and sad and lonely” girl stranded in suburbia who became not the woman she dreamed of being - “elegant and slim and wearing black dresses and drinking martinis” - but something much better; a wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation.’ - Julie Birchill, The New Statesman
'A sensitive and funny account of growing up millennial. Alderton's focus is close and personal, interwoven with astute observations on modern womanhood.' - The Observer
'...will resonate with anyone who’s ever been young and in love.' - The Express
'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
'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
'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
'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
'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
'Hilarious and moving.' - Grazia
'Sure to leave you smiling.' - Elle Magazine
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