• Everything I Know About Love

  • A Memoir
  • By: Dolly Alderton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (823 ratings)

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Everything I Know About Love

By: Dolly Alderton
Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
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Publisher's summary

"There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today and very soon the world will know it.” (Lisa Taddeo, author of number one New York Times best seller Three Women)

“Dolly Alderton has always been a sparkling Roman candle of talent. She is funny, smart, and explosively engaged in the wonders and weirdness of the world. But what makes this memoir more than mere entertainment is the mature and sophisticated evolution that Alderton describes in these pages. It’s a beautifully told journey and a thoughtful, important book. I loved it.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls)

The wildly funny, occasionally heart-breaking internationally best-selling memoir about growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love along the ride.

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming an adult, journalist and former Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, finding a job, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop might just be the only reliable man in her life, and that absolutely no one can ever compare to her best girlfriends. Everything I Know About Love is about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - realizing that you are enough.

Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humor, Dolly Alderton’s unforgettable 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 - making you want to pick up the phone and tell your best friends all about it. Like Bridget Jones’ Diary but all true, Everything I Know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its terrifying and hopeful uncertainty.

©2020 Dolly Alderton (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Loved it

I read an article with the author about this book on Apple News. I thought it would be an interesting and funny book. This book definitely exceeded expectations. The author was funny and serious at the same time. The recipes and other stories mixed in were very good as well. While I could not necessarily identify with all of the authors escapades, I could understand where she was coming from and this book definitely hit home with some of her stories. I Would highly recommend. The performance/reading of the book was very well done as well. Again would highly Recommend.

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AMAZING

The book is wonderful and it’s lovely to hear it read by Dolly herself. Some of the chapters are lists or recipes which I think lend themselves better to being read on paper. I ended up buying a physical copy as well!

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Something for everyone

As anyone could easily guess, this book is about love. But the thing that has been post is the different kinds of love we can experience and the love and loss that we can feel. Its not all about finding a relationship or getting into a relationship or trying to find somebody to be with for the rest of your life (but there are parts of that in here too). It more explorers the kind of love that we can feel and the ones that we sometimes forget about.
There’s something in this book that every person cold relate to. It might be wildly different parts but there’s something here for you. In 5 years, I will find something more then the year I read this and it will be a wonderful sense of comfort that there is someone out there feeling the things I feel and is able to articulate it well.

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Fantastic Coming of Age Memoir

Some of the first things that sold me on this audiobook during the five minute sample was; 1) Dolly’s accent! Who doesn’t love an amazing British accent? 2) Dolly mentioning Morrissey! As huge a Smiths/Morrissey fan, I was sold!

During the first 15 minutes or so, she mentions a lot of talk about boys, and I thought that would be what the whole book would be about, and as a cis-het male, I thought I made a mistake.

But as I continued listening, I realize that anyone can relate to Dolly’s story. I recommend this to anyone turning 30 this year, as there are so many life lessons to dive into. Dolly truly has a magnificent voice, and it’s not just her accent.

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must read for young women!

i think this book just changed my life... thank you dolly. i feel seen. xx

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We can all relate

This is a wonderful book. I stayed up and finished it even. Very refreshing and freeing and loving and everything you need to know about loving a book.

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Completely loved it!

It’s written by a young woman but will resonate with all women! I absolutely loved this memoir

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Amazing

So relatable! As a girl in my early 20s, this hit right where it hurts and right where I needed to hear. Truly like hearing a story from your never-had older sister giving you advice on how to go about life lightly by learning from her. I also related A LOT to this as I navigate through the love, friends, tragedies, relationships, etc. of my twenties. Love love LOVE. Must read/listen for anyone in their 20s or really any woman ever.

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Relatable, Funny and Sweet

Love the author!! Loved it - and I'm 56! I also loved Ghosts and just bought it for a friend who just turned 30 for Christmas.

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meh

over hyped, but I do love the message that love is our girlfriends those that love us so fiercely unconditionally.

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