Thursday, 21 January 2021

Let's talk Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

 Hey lovelies, welcome back! 

After reading Ghosts back in November, I fell in love with Dolly Alderton's writing! I'd seen a lot of people were reading her first book too, so, since I've been dabbling in non-fiction quite a bit recently, I decided this was next on my list… Everything I Know About Love is a coming of age memoir compiled of tragically hilarious anecdotes about her twenties.

What struck me the most about this book is how relatable the content is. Alderton opens the book reminiscing about her childhood and teenage years, and you instinctively reminisce about your own childhood antics that are now fond memories. It then follows on to her time at university and navigating the void that is your twenties. Alderton talks candidly about the turbulent relationships she had with alcohol, self-esteem and dating - a lot of which makes you instinctively relate to.

The format enhances the content effortlessly. The content isn't heavily edited or air-brushed and it feels as though you are reading a diary rather than a biography.  

My only criticism is the sequence of the anecdotes which I didn't think flowed together at all. It was constantly jumping back and forth between years at university to her mid-twenties creating quite a disorientating reading experience.     

While I wouldn’t say I was completely enthralled in the reading of this book, I was left with an overriding feeling of optimism and content at the end, for which I can appreciate this book. 

Have you read Everything I Know About Love? If so, what were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments down below. 

Until next time, lovelies! 

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