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  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241982105
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $28.00

Everything I Know About Love




The wildly funny Sunday Times bestseller about growing up and navigating all kinds of love along the way

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist 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. Glittering, with wit and insight, heart and humour, this is a book about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.

  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241982105
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $28.00

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Praise for Everything I Know About Love

If Nora Ephron is the cool aunt you wish you'd had, Dolly Alderton is your favourite cousin. I loved it and I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't; it's a genuine delight

Kristen Roupenian, author of Cat Person

Alderton is an old soul - she has learned life lessons while not yet out of her twenties that many of us post-menopausal matrons are still struggling with. A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her.

Julie Burchill

Mesmerising, brilliant

Daily Telegraph

Exquisite, hilarious, I loved every page. I was dazzled by her warmth and wisdom: Dolly has written an extraordinary book that all women will be able to relate to

Emma Jane Unsworth

I loved its truth, its self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart spilling generosity. The power of female friendships is such great, uncharted territory, and 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

Poignant, witty, comic, and self-deprecating. A laugh-out-loud, lightning quick journey through the years that will resonate with anyone who's ever been young and in love.

Daily Express

You will quite literally laugh and cry as Dolly crashes her way through her teens and twenties. This is about growing up and all the mess that comes with it. I loved it.

The Pool

Hilarious and moving. Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation

Elizabeth Day

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

Steeped in furiously funny accounts of one-night stands, ill-advised late-night taxi journeys up the M1, grubby flat-shares and the beauty of female friendships, as Alderton joyfully booze-cruises her way through her twenties

Metro

Very, very, very funny. Don't hate me when I tell you that Everything I Know About Love is Sex And The City for millennials, because I mean it as high praise

Red

Funny, sexy and clever, Dolly Alderton is never less than dazzling on the travails of the human heart. She writes with breathtaking honesty about falling into lust and out of love, and each chapter reads like those late night conversations with your best girlfriend that you never want to end

Clover Stroud

A sensitive and funny account of growing up millennial.

The Observer

Will have you hooked and nodding from the first page. Hilarious and moving

Grazia

Alderton proves a razor-sharp observer of the shifting dynamics of long term female friendship

Mail on Sunday

If you're ever feeling a tad down and need to climb into bed with a book, Emerald Street would prescribe Heartburn by Nora Ephron...Fortunately, it now has a millennial companion piece courtesy of writer and journalist, Dolly Alderton

Emerald Street

Witty and warm, this is ostensibly a memoir about romantic love - and it is filled with plenty of stories about great and terrible men. But the most touching parts were on friendship, and how powerful and comforting the love of a good friend is

Stylist

I so recommend Dolly Alderton's millennial memoir, which takes you on an uncomfortable journey through love and anxiety, to an unexpectedly happy ending. It's just lovely

Eva Wiseman

Weaving first-person stories and lists with email parodies and recipes, it's Nora Ephron for the Tinder generation

Financial Times

Her fun and moving stories of bad dates and good friends melted my heart

Sunday Mirror

Funny, touching and wholly delightful

The Bookseller

Sure to leave you smiling

Elle Magazine

An effervescent guide to millennial life

i

Witty and insightful

Sunday Times Culture

I thought I knew a lot about love. Not as much as Dolly. Read as soon as possible.

Sharon Horgan

Honest, funny and touching

Evening Standard

With courageous honesty, Alderton documents the highs and the lows - the sex, the drugs, the nightmare landlords, the heartaches and the humiliations. Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic

Daily Telegraph

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