• 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 (314 ratings)

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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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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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Didn’t finish

Gave up after a few chapters. Felt so pointless. Bragging about how drunk she got and telling boring stories. I didn’t get it!

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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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I Needed to Hear this !

This book is Sex in the city meets Bridget Jones in the best way! It’s funny, it’s real, it’s everything.
I loved this book and if you’re going through a break up nows a good time to listen.

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Inspiring

this was such an incredible book! as someone in their 20s reading something like this was much needed and gave me a different perspective on love friendship and experiences in life. I recommend anyone to read this book if they are lost in the realm of love

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A lovely story to read and hear

This was just beautiful. The story really resonated with me and the emotion in Dolly’s voice came through perfectly. Thank you for writing!