Reading This Book Is Like Coming Home From A Bad Date And Finding The Person Who Knows You Best In The World Sitting On Your Couch, Ready To Pour You A Glass Of Wine And Give You A Hug Kristen Roupenian, Author Of Cat PersonThe Wildly Funny, Occasionally Heartbreaking Internationally Bestselling Memoir About Growing Up, Growing Older, And Learning To Navigate Friendships, Jobs, Loss, And Love Along The RideWhen 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 EnoughGlittering 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 This book has taught me a shocking amount about empathy.Most people who read this I m sure will find themselves in every other page and will marvel at how familiar Dolly s stories and feelings feel.For me, I kept thinking every couple of pages how much unlike Dolly I am as a person, and how different my problems and mishaps and self doubts are to hers.And yet with every new page, I found myself feelingandclose to her, I started genuinely loving her, which seems like such a weird thin This book has taught me a shocking amount about empathy.Most people who read this I m sure will find themselves in every other page and will marvel at how familiar Dolly s stories and feelings feel.For me, I kept thinking every couple of pages how much unlike Dolly I am as a person, and how different my problems and mishaps and self doubts are to hers.And yet with every new page, I found myself feelingandclose to her, I started genuinely loving her, which seems like such a weird thing to say about a real person who I haven t even googled and looked at In the end, the conclusion she reaches is the thing we fundamentally agree on my best friends are the most wonderful, awe inspiring people on this planet and the love they bring is the greatest thing of my life Ladies and gentlemen, I have met my new personal hero I started reading this book and immediately felt like I was cushioned perfectly in cotton wool and marshmallows, covered in fluffy blankets with cherubs singing to me and playing with my hair.In other words this is genuinely one of the most lovely and funny and heartwarming memoirs I ve read in my rather short life so far I LOVE itthan I could possibly say I laughed out loud even on the tube which I find daunting and cried on and Ladies and gentlemen, I have met my new personal hero I started reading this book and immediately felt like I was cushioned perfectly in cotton wool and marshmallows, covered in fluffy blankets with cherubs singing to me and playing with my hair.In other words this is genuinely one of the most lovely and funny and heartwarming memoirs I ve read in my rather short life so far I LOVE itthan I could possibly say I laughed out loud even on the tube which I find daunting and cried on and off throughout as so many of Dolly s words rang true to me.Dating stories are my kryptonite and insights about loss and love I am always, alwaysthan happy to gobble up I love reading about peoples experiences with love romantic love, friendly love, young love, lost love I WANT IT ALL I LOVE IT MORE THAN SPRITEWhether you re single dating relationshipping married, I highly recommend this IT S DIVINE New all time favourite Re read in July 2019 just as brilliant, if not even better the second time Will this be something I read every year YES AND WHAT OF IT Loooooved it I m a bit embarassed to admit that I hardly knew who Dolly Adlerton was before reading this book, but after finishing Everything I Know About Love, I m now a massive fan Dolly took me on a journey through love, friendship, heartache and anxiety that was relatable, honest and funny Filled with disastrous dates, wild nights out but also moving stories about friendship, this book will make you both laugh and cry.I heard this book being described as Sex and the City for millennials Loooooved it I m a bit embarassed to admit that I hardly knew who Dolly Adlerton was before reading this book, but after finishing Everything I Know About Love, I m now a massive fan Dolly took me on a journey through love, friendship, heartache and anxiety that was relatable, honest and funny Filled with disastrous dates, wild nights out but also moving stories about friendship, this book will make you both laugh and cry.I heard this book being described as Sex and the City for millennials and it absolutely is Right, I m off to buy copies of the book for all my girlfriends Bloody hell, pals This book is sweet and silly, smart and serious I would highly recommend I don t read an awful lot of auto biographical stuff but I knew of Dolly already, through her PanDolly and High Low podcasts with Pandora Sykes and her amusing dating column in the Sunday Times And when it popped up on NetGalley, I wanted it I wanted it real bad So, yes this is a NetGalley freebie but thoughts are my own, of course what is the point otherwise So Everything I Know About Love That Bloody hell, pals This book is sweet and silly, smart and serious I would highly recommend I don t read an awful lot of auto biographical stuff but I knew of Dolly already, through her PanDolly and High Low podcasts with Pandora Sykes and her amusing dating column in the Sunday Times And when it popped up on NetGalley, I wanted it I wanted it real bad So, yes this is a NetGalley freebie but thoughts are my own, of course what is the point otherwise So Everything I Know About Love That title isn t really a misnomer, not exactly, but it does set you up to think that it s about capital L Love you know, Carrie Bradshaw s ridiculous, all consuming, can t live without it Love But Dolly herself would be the first person to tell you that she has very little experience of that Love, actually Pun intended Would she likeYes But has she been without love That s a definite no there, my friend This book is full of love, in its wild and various guises, but it shines most brightly in Dolly s over whelming and supportive but not always healthy love for her friends, a tight knit group of woman who live with, live for, fight with and fight for each other I won t lie I was very jealous Dolly, her best friend Farley and their extended group of wonderful women have something very special and Dolly never, ever forgets that I was eager for this book, you know I was hungry And I gulped it all up in three big bites, staying up later than I really should to finish it off I think the fun here for me was, admittedly, partly because because Dolly and I are both English and close in age There were many similarities for us, although she is definitely a lot posher I don t mind saying that I m a bit older than her, so I did miss some of those cultural things, especially the pure sheer devotion to local MSN I used it, too, but I talked to people in America who were a little ahead of us here But there s always interest for me in people who started to come of age as the internet did That s probably self absorbed, but there it is And you know how they always say that New York is the fifth character in Sex and the City Well, if London isn t a main role here, it was definitely a scene stealing extra, popping up frequently and joyfully Having lived in London for almost fifteen years now, I feel like the city was beautifully painted, mostly via a vividly ramshackle Camden Town The reoccurring lists in this book were a real highlight for me Dolly writes a literal list of what she knows about love at different ages and, my god, if they weren t exactly the lists I would have written at the same times If they haven t aged and mellowed just like I have If they haven t sharpened and become less likely to take your bullshit just like I have They were perfect, truly And one last thing I wanted to mention Dolly writes a beautiful meditation on the difference between intensity and intimacy that left me reeling A crazy, all consuming relationship she has almost entirely over text which ends in a flurry of drama felt almost rude, the way it was pointing a big finger straight at me I saw myself there and it made me put my Kindle down, as I was laying in bed next to the love of my life, and think about just that I have been there, Dolly, I have lived that existence, confusing intimacy and intensity, trying to stretch the fizz of excitement into somethingsustainable But champagne goes flat and what you re left with after the bubbles have gone isn t entirely palatable I loved it at the time and I m so glad it s over Thank you for writing about it so wonderfully, Dolly Thanks for the wild ride