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I enjoyed it at the start for nostalgia reasons yes, I remember the modern sound I remember chatting on MSN But after a while, I found it quite repetitive, both of itself here s another drunk story that I m officially telling in a disapproving tone but really I m quite impressed with how mad and fun I am and just of loads of other writing let s make fun of excessive hen dos weddings etc like a million other people, let s talk about being true to yourself and liking yourself first before I enjoyed it at the start for nostalgia reasons yes, I remember the modern sound I remember chatting on MSN But after a while, I found it quite repetitive, both of itself here s another drunk story that I m officially telling in a disapproving tone but really I m quite impressed with how mad and fun I am and just of loads of other writing let s make fun of excessive hen dos weddings etc like a million other people, let s talk about being true to yourself and liking yourself first before a relationship etc etc I quite liked the writing about female friendship at the end, and that started to make me try and rethink my impressions, as I think a focus on the love of female friendships is important and interesting But I think my problem is that this isn t what it actually was rather it was a focus on her, and she happened to have female friends as her most lasting connection, which felt very different and it was all a bit look at me, I m such a great friend I guess my main problem was that I found her very narcissistic and unlikeable The tone and writing reminded me a lot of Caitlin Moran who I also find irritating and someone who states the obvious but thinks she s being really incisive I saw this book everywhere It sat on my shelf for months because I wasn t quite sure what it was, and then I skimmed the first few pages and ended up reading the whole thing within 24 hours It s funny and sad, and hopeful and realistic It has a bit of Louise Rennison about it in the best way Sobbed big chunky tears and laughed out loud many times V good #FREE ⛄ Everything I Know About Love ⚡ The 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 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 I listened to Everything I Know About Love on audiobook, mostly during my commute This was good and bad good because I hate to not finish books and there s no way I would ve finished this if I had to dedicate 100% of my attention to it, as opposed to listening whilst travelling, cleaning etc However, the bad was that I perhaps would ve interpreted it differently in book form In audio form, I found Dolly frustrating, whiney and self indulgent where I might have taken the written formatI listened to Everything I Know About Love on audiobook, mostly during my commute This was good and bad good because I hate to not finish books and there s no way I would ve finished this if I had to dedicate 100% of my attention to it, as opposed to listening whilst travelling, cleaning etc However, the bad was that I perhaps would ve interpreted it differently in book form In audio form, I found Dolly frustrating, whiney and self indulgent where I might have taken the written formatlight heartedly I don t want to be too harsh about this memoir because it s ultimately someone s life and that feels wrong However my low rating was largely due to the awful, selfish attitude Dolly takes to her friendships I understand the odd pang of envy when friends are getting married and you re far behind, but Dolly seemed to genuinely wish for her friends lives to go wrong just so their attention could be focused on her Yet when something does go wrong, she swoops in and describes all the things she said and did because she s such a great friend it came across as incredibly self indulgent.There was the odd part of this book which made me think and reflect, but mostly I wanted it to end as I was so irritated by it I didn t find it funny and, at one point, inadvertently groaned and willed it to stop out loud when it went on and on and on about some unfunny text messages about bins If you do want to give this book a try, I d recommend paper form as opposed to audiobook which I imagine makes itlight hearted I received an ARC of the book for free from the publisher Harper Books in exchange for an honest review Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative I found this to be a very relatable memoir There were some passages that really spoke to me For example, a paragraph from the chapter, Tottenham Court Road, perfectly describes me right now She writes When you begin to wonder if life is really just waiting for buses and ordering books you ll never read offI received an ARC of the book for free from the publisher Harper Books in exchange for an honest review Since I received an ARC, my quotes from the book are tentative I found this to be a very relatable memoir There were some passages that really spoke to me For example, a paragraph from the chapter, Tottenham Court Road, perfectly describes me right now She writes When you begin to wonder if life is really just waiting for buses and ordering books you ll never read offYou are realizing the mundanity of life, You are finally understanding how little point there is to anything You are moving out of the realm of fantasy when I grow up and adjusting to the reality that you re there it s happening And it wasn t what you thought it might be You are not who you thought you would be pg 167 168.That passage really hit home I am definitely still coming to terms with the face that I am grown up At another point she states, Online dating is for the brave pg 324 All I can say is amen to that This book is not just relatable, it is also very humorous There are some funny moments I particularly liked the satirical emails she interspersed throughout the book On the flip side, there are someheartbreaking moments that added contrast I liked the balance between the two because it really showcases the ups and downs of life.Lastly, I really liked the author s writing style It was very accessible and conversational, as if you were two friends catching up Overall, I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it It isn t just a book about love It s also about female friendship and growing older which will resonate with a lot of women Hey world, it s the girl who has spent the last two days glued to the pages of this book It s not like I didn t know who Dolly Alderton was before, I didn t even know she was somebody you could know When I received an advanced reader s copy of this from NetGalley, a quick google search put me right.Turns out she s a journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist who also has her own podcast The High Low and now also memoir In Everything I Know About Love she shares the trials and triumph Hey world, it s the girl who has spent the last two days glued to the pages of this book It s not like I didn t know who Dolly Alderton was before, I didn t even know she was somebody you could know When I received an advanced reader s copy of this from NetGalley, a quick google search put me right.Turns out she s a journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist who also has her own podcast The High Low and now also memoir In Everything I Know About Love she shares the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up with all the falling in love, getting drunk, going on bad dates and getting dumped Does this sound familiar You might say yes, because it sounds like everyone else s life or you might say because it also sounds like everyone else s memoirs I ve read books like this one before, but not many have managed to grip me from beginning to end like this one has So what is it that makes Dolly Alderton s stories different First of all, she can write Her vignettes are humorous without being obtrusively funny, they re heartbreaking without being manipulatively whiney At the same time she reflects and observes in a witty and intricate ways and never comes across as preachy something that I consider my personal memoir pet peeve But then it s also what she s writing that made this an entertaining read Part of me was amused about how it brought back my own memories I had forgotten how MSN used to be the place were the cool kids used to hang out after coming home from school Though a few years older than me, her student years sounds a lot like the lives of people I know personally from being obsessed with male attention to relying on drugs to extend an average night out What all those sometimes relatable, sometimes crazy anecdotes have in common is that they re full of love Dolly has felt a lot of it, sometimes platonic, sometimes obsessive, not always healthy What this has taught me though, is that there will never be a point where you ll know everything about love And how joyful that is Nearly everything I know about love, I ve learnt from my long term friendships with women As I ve stated in my past reviews I m not a big fan of biographies I found myself to never really like the author or the protagonist, however you want to say it This one I got for my birthday and I gave it a fair shot And I actually enjoyed it Multiple times I found myself thinking god I HATE her and like 2 pages afterwards I d realize I hated her so much cause she reminded me of myself Dolly m Nearly everything I know about love, I ve learnt from my long term friendships with women As I ve stated in my past reviews I m not a big fan of biographies I found myself to never really like the author or the protagonist, however you want to say it This one I got for my birthday and I gave it a fair shot And I actually enjoyed it Multiple times I found myself thinking god I HATE her and like 2 pages afterwards I d realize I hated her so much cause she reminded me of myself Dolly might beextreme than me with alcohol escapades and sex and drugs but in general her bad sides are a lot like my bad sides While I sometimes found this trying to be funny and she and her friends trying to be different too hard, other aspects I really liked.But what I loved and didn t expect at all from this book was that it s actually about her female friendships I could relate to her friendship to Farly soo much It made me realize how I, despite being single, am so lucky and so incredibly loved I m glad I gave it a chance 2.5 rounded downI m on the fence with this one it was light and very readable even while discussing some heavier topics and I enjoyed the early 00s nostalgia trip for a bit yes, we all remember MSN messenger , but overall this felt bloated, self indulgent and could have been 100 pages shorter I wasn t a fan of the inclusion of the recipes one was for scrambled egg or fictional satirical emails either.I ve enjoyed Dolly s writing in The Sunday Times magazine in the past, but this coll 2.5 rounded downI m on the fence with this one it was light and very readable even while discussing some heavier topics and I enjoyed the early 00s nostalgia trip for a bit yes, we all remember MSN messenger , but overall this felt bloated, self indulgent and could have been 100 pages shorter I wasn t a fan of the inclusion of the recipes one was for scrambled egg or fictional satirical emails either.I ve enjoyed Dolly s writing in The Sunday Times magazine in the past, but this collection of hilarious anecdotes of her making poor choices in men and doing drugs getting drunk while seemingly not learning much left me feeling frustrated And the conclusion that female friendships are the important thing overall I didn t buy it all of the stories shared throughout the rest of the book didn t support this conclusion Only Dolly s friend Farly comes out of this book looking good Reading about other people being hungover and self absorbed throughout their 20s while not doing much else doesn t make for a fun read, at least for me, anyway I don t know why so many people in their early 30s are writing memoirs these days collections of anecdotes that were hilarious for you at the time aren t bringing anything new or insightful to the table for the rest of us 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