Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything I Know About Love, written and read by Dolly Alderton. A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heartbreaking 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 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.
It's an audiobook about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - recognising that you and you alone are enough. Glittering 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 - while making you laugh until you fall over. Everything I Know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.
Alias Grace quote reproduced with permission of Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London on behalf of Margaret Atwood Copyright © O W Toad 1996.
I'm only 18 so can't relate to everything in this book, but it feels like a warm hug from a friend's older sister, not least because of Dolly's wonderful voice. A beautiful book that has got me through many stressy sleepless nights. I'm not surprised though, it seems like everything Dolly touches turns to gold. Would 100% recommend to anyone, especially if you're feeling a bit lost or unsure about the world. Love love love it.
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Dolly writes so purely about all the issues I have ever felt in life! Incredible and freeing.
I liked Dolly’s honesty in this book, or memoir if you like. She doesn’t hide anything and really does open up what it was like growing up for her through her 20s. There are funny bits, sad bits and inspirational bits too. Don’t think as a 40 something male that I am the target audience but I loved it. Nice one Dolly I hope you find MR Right for you!
I loved the main message behind this book... love from friends and yourself is as important as any other kind of love.
I did however find some chapters unhelpful and a bit out of sync with the book overall.
an enjoyable listen and I would recommend :)
There is no story. A collection of uninteresting anecdotes. Don’t waste your money on this book
I adored this book! It felt comforting, like chatting with a close friend. Relatable, funny and moving. This book is such a lovely celebration of friendship - something which is so often taken for granted.
maybe I expected something different but I didn't enjoy the book and it didn't really reach much of a conclusion sorry
Where does Everything I Know About Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This was one of my favourite listens so far, really interesting and as someone in my mid thirties living in London it was a really nostalgic listen
What about Dolly Alderton’s performance did you like?
She has a great voice and the perfect person to read it, you could really feel the emotion in her voice.
Eloquently putting into words a story a whole generation of women want to express. Loved it.
Thank you so much Dolly! This book is so relatable, it has made me cry and giggle out loud while strangers look at me funny on the train and smile. I love it and think we would friends if we ever meet. Good luck. X