Everything I Know About Love

A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist 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. It’s a book about bad dates, good friends and – above all else – about recognising that you and you alone are enough.​

Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton’s powerful début 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 – while making you laugh until you fall over. Everything I know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.

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

It’s so full of life and laughs – I gobbled up this book. Alderton has built something beautiful and true out of many fragments of daftness.

Amy Liptrot

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

A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her

Julie Burchill

A book that is both hilarious and moving, while all the time being beautifully written with insight and wit. Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation.

Elizabeth Day

Funny, sexy and clever, Dolly Alderton is never less than dazzling on the travails of the human heart. Each chapter reads like those late night conversations with your best girlfriend that you never want to end.

Clover Stroud

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

Eva Wiseman

I can say with absolute certainty that you have to add it to your 2018 book list

The Pool

With courageous honesty, Alderton documents her life up to now, 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. Only this writer, in this time, could have made such a mesmerising pattern from mess and colour. A brilliant debut.

The Daily Telegraph

This is the book we will thrust into our friends hands for the remainder of 2018, the book we excitedly messaged the women in our lives in caps telling them how much they ‘NEED TO READ THIS’ and the book that will help heal a broken heart should you ever need it. Alderton’s wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug

The Evening Standard


Coming October 2020