Everything I Know About Love

Author(s): Dolly Alderton

Biography & Memoir

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist 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 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.

Glittering, with wit and insight, heart and humour, this is a book about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.


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With courageous honesty, Alderton documents the highs and the lows - the sex, the drugs, the nightmare landlords, the heartaches and the humiliations. Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic * Daily Telegraph * Honest, funny and touching * Evening Standard * 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 --Grazi

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

General Fields

  • : 9780241982105
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Fig Tree
  • : 0.26
  • : May 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Dolly Alderton