Everything I Know About Love
***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER***
'A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' Julie Burchill
'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'...more
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 on the tube which I find daunting) and cried on and ...more
I'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 in The Sunday Times magazine in the past, but this ...more
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? Throughout the book, all I kept thinking was YOU'RE ...more
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 wasrelatable,honest andfunny. Filled with disastrous dates, wild nights out but also moving stories about friendship, this book will make you both laugh and cry.
I heard this book being described as Sex and the City for millennials and ...more
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 otherwise?
So. Everything I Know About Love. That ...more
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 Know About Love she shares the trials and ...more
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 genuinely loving her, which seems like such a weird ...more
As I've stated in my past reviews: I'm not a big fan of biographies. I found myself to never really like the author (or the protagonist, however you want to say it). This one I got for my birthday and I gave it a fair shot. And I actually enjoyed it!
Multiple times I found myself thinking "god I HATE her" and like 2 pages afterwards I'd realize I hated her so much 'cause she reminded me of myself. Dolly ...more
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 and much better.
I have given this book 1 star on ...more
I liked the funny bits. It was interesting to read how different life had been in another country, and how different 2 girls - any girls! can be at same age. Not being a grown up can vary across cultures, you know.
Sad bits made me remember my "formative years", all the awkward moments, desires, failures of a ...more
However, from the start I didn't think the tone was right. She complains about growing up in boring suburban London - a bit too much I think, given that her upbringing was clearly comfortable. This sort of complaining, in my view, needed to be more tongue-in-cheek and ...more
I felt it was sort of okay...I know that sounds a bit wishy-washy, but basically there were some parts that I really enjoyed reading, and I felt were written very well, but then there were other parts that were either ...more
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 restricted to talk of romantic relationships. Rather, Dolly has ...more
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 bloody delightful and I would definitely recommend.
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, ‘Now it is time to read me.’
I don’t think I’ve ever read ...more