I confess. I judged this book by its cover. It was early on a rainy Sunday morning and I was wandering in an empty shop when I saw some books stacked on a table. I went closer and was attracted by this cover, indeed, I liked it so much that I wanted to read the book regardless of what it was about.
However, upon reading it, I didn’t relate to the author at all, so I immediately started to feel bored and remained as such until the end – I couldn’t wait to finish it so that I could start reading my next book.
In any case, I must say that I was surprised by the author’s transparency and honesty, and the reason I’m giving it three stars is that I think the book is funny and well written, and it’s just my fault that I didn’t read beforehand that it was about coming of age/romance, which I’m not a fan of.
Next time, I’ll be more selective when choosing what book I buy.
The wildly funny, occasionally heartbreaking internationally bestselling memoir about growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love along the ride.
When 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 enough.
Glittering 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.