Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know About Love

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 p...


Details Everything I Know About Love

TitleEverything I Know About Love
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LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir
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Reviews Everything I Know About Love

  • Pip
    2018-03-01
    Ladies and gentlemen, I have met my new personal hero. I started reading this book and immediately felt like I was cushioned perfectly in cotton wool and marshmallows, covered in fluffy blankets with cherubs singing to me and playing with my hair.In other words - this is genuinely one of the most lovely and funny and heartwarming memoirs I've read in my rather short life so far. I LOVE it more than I could possibly say. I laughed out loud (even o...
  • Michelle Curie
    2017-12-02
    Hey world, it's the girl who has spent the last two days glued to the pages of this book. It's not like I didn't know who Dolly Alderton was before, I didn't even know she was somebody you could know. When I received an advanced reader's copy of this from NetGalley, a quick google search put me right.Turns out she's a journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist who also has her own podcast The High Low and now also memoir. In Everything I...
  • Amy
    2017-11-21
    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...
  • Rahel
    2018-04-07
    This book has taught me a shocking amount about empathy.Most people who read this I‘m sure will find themselves in every other page and will marvel at how familiar Dolly‘s stories and feelings feel.For me, I kept thinking every couple of pages how much unlike Dolly I am as a person, and how different my problems and mishaps and self-doubts are to hers.And yet with every new page, I found myself feeling more and more close to her, I started ge...
  • Simon Pegg
    2018-03-12
    A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way
  • Kat
    2018-02-11
    This was an interesting concept, I haven't read many memiors but do have a few on my TBR shelf. Once I started this book I wasn't sure what to expect and for a bit I was wanting more description rather than just been told something, but after about 30% the book got more detailed and interesting. I really liked Dolly and her friends were fabulous they all were supportive of her and there for her, which is what you need in a friend. I finishied thi...
  • Laura
    2017-10-21
    I listen to Dolly’s podcast ‘The High Low’, which I love, so I knew I’d love this book. Being exactly the same age as her, I could relate to so many of her cultural references (especially those about the emergence of the internet into our daily lives and the use of MSN messenger which became pretty obsessive for my peers and I!) and although this was something which really sold the book for me, I imagine they’ll resonate with people a f...
  • Soraya B
    2018-07-12
    The best damn book I've read this year and I genuinely don't knowwwwww what to do with myself now how can I start something else SEND HELP DOLLY THE QUEEN I LOVE ONE (1) WOMAN
  • Chocolaa
    2018-07-17
    I enjoyed this book much more that I thought I would… Dolly's voice is so nice to read, it actually can be read as a fiction book easily. There is a Bridget Jones atmosphere all along, but with a much better ending!
  • Lucy Brown
    2018-03-02
    4.5 - This book made me so appreciative of the friends that I have and the memories that we've made. Witty, fun and wise.
  • Georgia
    2018-04-02
    I listened to Everything I Know About Love on audiobook, mostly during my commute. This was good and bad - good because I hate to not finish books and there's no way I would've finished this if I had to dedicate 100% of my attention to it, as opposed to listening whilst travelling, cleaning etc. However, the bad was that I perhaps would've interpreted it differently in book form. In audio form, I found Dolly frustrating, whiney and self-indulgent...
  • Ferb
    2018-04-09
    A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way
  • Cassie
    2018-03-07
    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 an...
  • Natalie Smith
    2018-02-25
    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.
  • Sarah
    2018-01-07
    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.
  • Charlotte
    2018-04-02
    thoroughly enjoyed every word
  • Diem
    2018-05-01
    Brilliant!I have spent the last 24 hours nose deep in this book. I was trying to inhale all of Dolly Alderton's words as fast as I could. But I didn't want it to end either. Every single sentence was a joy to read, Alderton is funny and she can write. However, there are a few lines which niggled me because I read them as fat-phobic. I don't think it was intentional, because we've all internalised a load of crap about what is attractive, and what ...
  • Lucy
    2018-06-08
    4.5 stars- I didn't know anything about Dolly Alderton going into this book, in fact i'd never even heard of her until I heard people raving about this memoir. I am so glad that I decided to pick this up despite that as I just adored it! Memoirs are very hit and miss reads for me, but this one grabbed my attention and I read through it so quickly switching between the audio and physical versions. Everything I know about Love is essentially a book...
  • Cait Flanders
    2018-05-30
    I didn't love this book, at first. Even 200 pages in, I still didn't love it. But the reason I didn't love it had less to do with the book (the writing is very engaging, which is why I kept reading) and more to do with the fact that I saw way too much of myself in it. Dolly's description of her drinking/dating life in her twenties is eerily similar to mine. I kept wanting to shout, "stop hanging out with these loser men!" but then realized I neve...
  • Jessica Kennedy
    2018-05-02
    I loved this book so deeply and whole-heartedly. The moment I realised it wasn't really about the kind of love I'd initially thought it was, I fell hard for it. I will now spend the rest of my evening crying alone as I think about what beautiful people my friends are. As you were.P.S. This book was recommended to me by more people than any I can remember. They were all right.
  • Elaine Mullane
    2018-03-04
    I picked up Dolly Alderton's debut, Everything I Know About Love, for a light read in between some heavier novels (I'm still thinking about you, Jude St. Francis). I breezed through this enjoyable collection of stories which covers roughly the last decade of Alterton's life.Our author tells us about her childhood in the London subarbs and recounts the trials and tribulations of her teenage life during MSN's reign, before taking us on to universit...
  • Claire Wilson
    2018-04-26
    Perfect 5 star read from me - one of the best, honest, moving reads of 2018 so far. Cant stop shouting about this one from the rooftops
  • Sara Oxton
    2017-11-20
    Everything I know about Love by Dolly Alderton a witty and honest five-star read. I thought this book was so funny, I’m a woman of a certain age so a lot of the cultural references were so funny to me, but I really do think even if you were a different age or genre you would get this book, you may not get all the references but the writing is so good you will be sucked in and some may go over your head but some will make you chuckle. Just be wa...
  • Jo Norton
    2018-06-03
    You just come away from reading this book feeling inspired and uplifted by love and friendship and if that doesn’t deserve 5 stars, then what does?
  • Laura
    2018-02-02
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com.Everything I Know About Love is one of those books that completely drew me in because, being almost the same age as Dolly, I remember these things affecting me as I grew up - from MSN to the growing popularity in online dating, and everything else that so affected us 'millennials' when growing up.I have to be honest, I wasn't really aware of Dolly Alderton before reading this, so I was coming at it as a rather ...
  • Victoria Highfield
    2018-05-28
    A fantastic memoir that will resonate with any young woman today. I found myself nodding along and laughing to Dolly's experiences as if she was sitting opposite me, glass of discounted prosecco in hand. As Dolly would say, it is the tipple of the bloody decade after all! From her love affair with dial up internet as a teenager to disastrous tinder dates as a single London gal, she takes you on a rollercoaster ride of womanhood that is completely...
  • Ellen May
    2018-07-31
    I feel so totally and utterly sad that this book has finished. I listened to this as an audiobook, spending 7.5 hours (over two days) with Dolly reading me her story. I actually laughed out loud, smiled and even cried. I have just spent two days getting to know someone and sharing my time with them. As a teacher in the 6 week holidays, I can find my days quite lonely while everyone around me goes to work - woe is me - but these were 2 of the most...
  • Lois Shafier
    2018-05-30
    After months of being told that I'd LOVE The High Low and Pandora/Dolly's 'young women in London' ideals, I thought I'd listen to the recommendations from my friends and give it a go. I listened to the podcast which I thoroughly enjoy and thought it'd be wise to pick up Everything I Know About Love.Reading about Dolly's despair on the coming out of pop star Will Young transported me back to my own person 13-year old heartbreak when I heard the sa...
  • Emma Holbrook
    2018-03-16
    This was a tough read, which is an absurd thing to say about a book I read in 2 days, and yet! Initially, it's hard to see the frivolous anecdotes of drunken debauchery as anything other than self-indulgence, until - just like getting to know anyone - you begin to understand why. You're soon rewarded with a witty, warm and refreshingly honest gem that is particularly on the money when it comes to grief, people-pleasing, the joy of female friendsh...