Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton
Published by Penguin, 7th February 2019
Genres: Nonfiction, memoir, biography
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed (library)

Trigger warnings: eating disorders, bereavement


Journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly has had her fair share of disastrous dates, bad parties and emotional breakups. Through thick and thin, her friends were always there at the end of a night out, or after a new heartbreak. But part of growing up and being an adult is also working out how to be alone and that you are, in fact, enough.

My thoughts

Personally, I think this is the perfect book for the young women of my generation. There was so much I could relate to in Dolly’s stories and in her struggles to find herself as an adult in this crazy world.

As I am approaching my thirtieth birthday (scary thought!), I certainly haven’t had the same life as Dolly. But I did have my wild university years, I have been through my share of trials and triumphs in relationships, and I also have some very fierce female friendships which I know will get me through anything.

This book is really witty and made me laugh out loud to myself so many times. Interspersed throughout the anecdotes and observations are various lists, recipes and other titbits which added so much to the book as a whole.

I am so glad to have picked up a copy of this wonderful book at my local library, and I love that it lived up to the bookstagram hype! One of my favourite reads of the year.

My rating: 5/5

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