Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Published April 28, 2023

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Book info

  • Title Everything I Know About Love
  • Author Dolly Alderton
  • Year 2018
  • Genre Memoir

Award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton survived her twenties (just about) and in Everything I Know About Love, she gives an unflinching account of the bad dates and squalid flat-shares, the 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 who has ever been there or is about to find themselves taking that first step towards the rest of their lives.


I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time, as people have raved about it, and I loved the TV series that was adapted from it. I used to listen to Dolly and Pandora in their various podcast guises but have drifted away from that side of things recently. It’s a great book, beautifully written and searingly honest. I like that it’s not just about love and dating but also about love and friendships and how your closest relationships may not be your plus one but the one that was there since the beginning. I wasn’t completely sure if the recipes and lists and things added anything, but still, overall a wonderful read.

Rating: 4 / 5

← Previous Fifty Things You Need to Know About British History by Hugh Williams
Next → Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned by Steve Cole