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Everything I Know About Love
Everything I Know About Love | Dolly Alderton
'I can say with absolute certainty that you have to add it to your 2018 book list' The Pool '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 A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking 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 a book about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - about recognising that you and you alone are enough. Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton's powerful dbut 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. Praise for Everything I Know About Love 'It's so full of life and laughs - I gobbled up this book. Alderton has built something beautiful and true out of many fragments of daftness' Amy Liptrot I loved its truth, its self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart-spilling generosity. Just when you think it's going one (wonderful) way, it takes you somewhere infinitely more rugged, complicated and all the more affectingly tender. A joy. In short, it's a stone cold classic' Sophie Dahl
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emmaturi
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#GratefulReads - #nonfiction is the prompt, well I will try to read this during this month as it is #nonfictionnovember
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Debblyliz
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A fun and enjoyable read of Dolly Alderton‘s race through her teen years and 20s. While I enjoyed my read it was not a book I related to with many of her experiences appearing (to me) outlandish and surreal.

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Cweeeevs
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I just adore this book!

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Cweeeevs
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I finished this concurrently with 'The Lottery and Other Stories' and it was the perfect counterbalance to the sense of disquiet that Jackson leaves you with. This absolute gem of a book is a true comfort read, filled with beautiful insights amongst genuinely hilarious tales of Alderton's roaring twenties. Having just said goodbye to that decade myself, this ode to female friendship made me laugh, cringe, and cry in equal measure. What a joy ❤

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KarenUK
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#bookhaul
A few #blameitonlitsy finds from book-depository this week 😊👍📚

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MichelleD7
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Affecting, endearing and charming in places!
I really enjoyed the exploration of the female friendship. I think lots of women in their twenties or thirties will relate to the themes covered.

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Bailedbailed

Not for me.

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M_gonz
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Great read, fun look back on what dating was in my 20s

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elliebatey
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5/5 🥰 just LOVED this book so funny and inspiring

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chl0B1
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Poignant, hysterical, heart-breaking and revolutionary. A book I'm so glad I picked up and know for sure I won't forget any time soon. It was a real page turner and full of wit. This book came at the right time

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laurabilly13
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Laughing my way through this book. Like Dolly I‘ve just turned 30 so a lot of this is relatable, especially the msn stories 😂 #friendship #whoruntheworldgirls #everythingiknowaboutlove #dollyalderton

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Bno
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Loved

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Anneloes
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It‘s an honest account of how people grow up nowadays and it can be so cathartic to read that some of the things you felt, are felt by others too. A great easy read!

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Lydiamansel
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If you read one book in your twenties, let it be this.

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nomierosie
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It's such a joy to be sat in the sun on the Welsh countryside reading. I've got through this in 3 days and it was incredibly cathartic, particularly if you're a twenty-something with a sometimes messy life #hay #hayfestival #wales #dollyalderton #love

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Laru79
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To be honest, I was a bit disappointed by this. It was funny, honest and made me think of the adventures of my younger days (though I was in no way this wild!) but overall it felt a bit sad. What I liked was that by the end she had realised that her real loves were her friends, but it just wasn‘t the light read I had expected. Maybe it would have been better as individual articles rather than all in one go?

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Laru79
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Starting on this beauty in bed tonight while cuddling one poorly child and one singing child! Really looking forward to it (the book, not the poorliness or the refusal to sleep from children!!)

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kezzlou85
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A memoir of love, dating and friends. Dolly Alderton takes her through the struggles, the ups, the downs and the craziness of growing up.
This was an interesting and often very funny read. A couple of times I got a little confused with some of the entries but it was all interesting. I loved all the different forms of writing from recipes, lists and messages. The ending was full of real advice that I agreed with on many counts.

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