Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know About Love

By Dolly Alderton

  • Release Date: 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 592 Ratings



'Alderton feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one' Evening Standard

'Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' Elizabeth Day

Award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton survived her twenties (just about) and in Everything I Know About Love, she gives an unflinching account of bad dates, squalid flat-shares, heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, the unbreakable female friendships that helped her to hold it all together. Glittering with wit, heart and humour, this is a book to press into the hands of every woman you know.

Dolly's debut novel Ghosts, a funny and tender story about relationships in all their forms, is available to pre-order now!


'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' Metro

'Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic' Daily Telegraph

'A sensitive, astute and funny account of growing up millennial' Observer

'There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today' Lisa Taddeo, author Three Women

'I loved its truth, self-awareness, humour and most of all, its heart-spilling generosity' Sophie Dahl

*A Waterstones and Sunday Times Paperback of the Year 2019*
*Selected for Stylist's The Decade's 15 Best Books by Remarkable Women*
*Winner of Autobiography of the Year at the National Book Awards 2018*


  • Amazing

    By Bextars
    A truly luge changing read.
  • Must read for every 20 something girl

    By Maevedaisy
    I laughed, cried and laughed again - finishing this book in 2 days. Every part is relatable to a 20 something making their way through life. Hands down, the best book I have read. Thank you Dolly for the laughs and tears but most importantly the reassurance my 30s creeping up isn’t going to be so bad xx
  • Simply beautiful.

    By Jemjemxxxx
    I read this in a day after my best friend Recommended it. I laughed, I cried and it was beautiful. It was so perfect.
  • Oh why did it have to end?!

    By MarshanLondon
    Hi Dolly. I’m over 60 but totally relate with this book. I guess people don’t really change. I can honestly say I felt “normal” about my youth after reading this. Thank you for sharing some intimate details with us. It helps us all in the sisterhood! Xx
  • No extra chapter included

    By Banyeee
    I read the whole physical book, and I absolutely adore it! NEVER WANTED IT TO END❤️But I purchased this as an iBook for the extra released chapter and its not here......DON'T BUY IF YOU WANT EXTRA CHAPTER
  • Amazing

    By laurennxwilsonn
    Loved it, no more to say.
  • Wonderful

    By Bairn123
    I’m at that time of my life where I really resonated with many of Dolly’s tales in this book. It was so refreshing to know you’re not alone in many thoughts in this journey of life. Fantastic read. Dolly really is one of the best storytellers of our generation.
  • Thoughtful, emotional and comforting to all women

    By Pippax1x
    I read this book at a low point one week and it instantly made me feel like I am not the only person who has been through a tough time and that actually, so many women go through rough patches. this book was a comfort to me and I will be recommending it to any woman of any age who needs to feel like it is not just “you against the world”. Thank you Dolly for your honesty about being a woman
  • Really interesting read

    By JoJoCa35
    I saw a lot of people on Instagram posting about this book and thought I would give it a try.... I was not disappointed. Dolly is an interesting character and her stories are fascinating. Definitely worth a read.
  • Refreshingly honest

    By Robinwick
    This book got better and better in my opinion. The more I got to know her, the more I liked her and wanted to know more of her stories. Some of it sounds like fiction to me, but in other passages I felt so represented and in some, I felt I understood some of my English friends better.