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
Release DateFeb 1st, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews Everything I Know About Love

  • Pip
    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...
  • Nadia
    Loooooved it! 😍😍😍I'm a bit embarassed to admit that I hardly knew who Dolly Adlerton was before reading this book, but after finishing Everything I Know About Love, I'm now a massive fan!Dolly took me on a journey through love, friendship, heartache and anxiety that was relatable, honest and funny. Filled with disastrous dates, wild nights out but also moving stories about friendship, this book will make you both laugh and cry.I heard...
  • Amy
    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...
  • Michelle Curie
    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...
  • Sarah
    2.5 rounded downI'm on the fence with this one - it was light and very readable (even while discussing some heavier topics) and I enjoyed the early 00s nostalgia trip for a bit (yes, we all remember MSN messenger), but overall this felt bloated, self-indulgent and could have been 100 pages shorter. I wasn't a fan of the inclusion of the "recipes" (one was for scrambled egg?!) or fictional satirical emails either.I’ve enjoyed Dolly’s writing i...
  • Joanna
    WELL. I was expecting to like this and thought it would the perfect light summer read. What I actually got was the diary of a someone who came across as the epitome of privilege and entitlement. I don't want to be too mean spirited, but the majority of the book was the author simply 'regaling' us with her totes hilarious exploits, which were not amusing or original - and therein lay the problem. Having a Rod Stewart themed party? Uh, great? Throu...
  • Lex
    I saw this book everywhere. It sat on my shelf for months because I wasn't quite sure what it was, and then I skimmed the first few pages and ended up reading the whole thing within 24 hours. It's funny and sad, and hopeful and realistic. It has a bit of Louise Rennison about it in the best way. Sobbed big chunky tears and laughed out loud many times. V good!!!!
  • Georgia
    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...
  • Rahel
    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...
  • Jessica
    I enjoyed it at the start for nostalgia reasons (yes, I remember the modern sound! I remember chatting on MSN!). But after a while, I found it quite repetitive, both of itself (here's another drunk story that I'm officially telling in a disapproving tone but really I'm quite impressed with how mad and fun I am) and just of loads of other writing (let's make fun of excessive hen dos/weddings etc like a million other people, let's talk about being ...
  • Carla
    Com 20% de audiobook pensei em desistir, mas depois melhorou ligeiramente e acabei por levar a audição até ao fim, só para concluir que não é livro para mim. Os assuntos são tratados de uma forma muito "teenager" e eu já não me encontro nesse patamar...
  • Simon Pegg
    A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way
  • Booksaremybestfriends
    Hallo ihr Lieben ☺Habt ihr eure große Liebe schon gefunden oder sucht ihr noch? 🙈Dolly Alderton erzählt in ihrem Buch „Alles, was ich weiß über die Liebe“ von peinlichen Dates, verkorksten Beziehungen, komischen Partys und ihrer Suche nach dem Mr. Right 👱🏻♂❤Mit einer gehörigen Portion Humor, Selbstironie und treffender Ehrlichkeit erzählt sie von verschiedenen Phasen ihrer Jugend und ihres Erwachsenenlebens und beschreibt...
  • Laura
    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...
  • Chantal (Every Word A Doorway)
    I pretty much love everything Dolly writes and this was a fun, self-aware, poignant memoir. Nothing revolutionary but recommend if you're in your 20s and need something to help you through or just want a laugh.
  • Evie Braithwaite
    I just love this woman.Although I adored Dolly already from listening to her podcasts, I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to connect with her. I’m just embarking on the journey into my twenties, I never went to boarding school and my love life isn’t exactly anything to write home about. However, this was such a heart-warming memoir so full of hope which had me both laughing out loud and tearing up.Everything I Know About Love isn’t restr...
  • Astrid
    3.5/5 Sterne ⭐Alles, was ich weiß über die Liebe fühlte sich an wie eine wilde Mischung aus dem Leben von Bridget Jones und Amy Whinehouse. Zumindest stelle ich mir genauso den Querschnitt daraus vor. Dabei sind dies die Memoiren von Dolly Alderton, gerade mal 28, Kolumnistin und Autorin für die britischen Medien. Was weiß also Dolly Alderton in ihren Zwanzigern über die Liebe? Nicht viel, wie sie selbst sagt. All ihre Schlüsse zieht sie...
  • Jessie
    There were parts in there that I really enjoyed and appreciated. I felt like, at times, I really connected with Dolly. The writing style was nice and made for an easy read. However, as the book progressed, I felt - at times - quite annoyed with her character. I find it quite brave to open up about your life in the way she did. It was believable and real and although I didn’t always agree with her, it was interesting to read about someone’s li...
  • Cassie
    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...
  • Kat
    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...
  • Lucy Brown
    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.5 - Even better the second time round.
  • Beth Bonini
    My 24 year old daughter bought this book and then she passed it around to all of her flat mates. At the time they were all going through relationship angst and break-ups and I can well imagine how Dolly’s voice was a beacon of light shining through the darkness and confusion. I don’t know if all women my age (51) can remember what it is like to be in their 20s, but I certainly can - and in a weird way, I feel like I am back at that stage agai...
  • Frances
    Other than being blonde British women who were born in the late 80’s, Dolly and I have very little in common (I’m more of a Farley). However, I adored spending time inside her brain reading this book. This is ‘laugh out loud on the bus like a weirdo’ funny and I immediately started boring other people with bits that amused me. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows and you’re not going to agree with all of her choices but it’s just bloo...
  • Diem
    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 ...
  • Ellen
    I definitely took some time to warm to this book. For most of the first half, I was thinking, "If I wanted to hear about posh public schoolgirls getting coked out their tits and spending time with nasty men I'd hang about any one of the pubs in St Andrews on a weekday." Luckily, the book finds its feet after Dolly graduates university and gets out of the 'fun but horrifying anecdote' part of her life and into the bit where she has to contend with...
  • Kate Henderson
    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.
  • Soraya B
    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
  • Hannah
    Books come into our lives at the strangest of times. Some generally just pass me by in an afternoon, put back on the shelf to be forgotten until it’s time to make room for more. Some become automatic favourites and seem to breed in different editions until I have no room left.And some, like Everything I Know About Love, exist on my radar for the longest time but then get slipped quietly into my hands, the bright cheerful cover whispering, ‘No...
  • Chocolaa
    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!
  • Candice
    At first, I really didn't like Dolly. I don't know why, it might be the teen version of herself that I didn't relate to. However, the adult version, I can relate to perfectly.I was a really well written memoir on friendships, love and growing up.