“I am always half in life, half in a fantastical version of it in my head.”
Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love is an all-too-relatable, devastatingly funny and wobbly-lip inducing book about growing up and growing older. I had no expectations, I just needed something light hearted that might inspire me.
Alderton recounts outrageous tales of drunken nights out, lost loves, self-sabotage and really, really good friendships. Dolly learnt that she was enough and I learnt it too.
“Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.”
The most refreshing thing about this book is that it isn’t a self-help book, there’s no direction or advice, it’s not filled with pretension or unrealistic expectations of a social-media dream life. It’s one girl navigating through her twenties in what some might consider an alcohol-fuelled haze but what would most of us would recognise as an exceptionally realistic quarter-life story. It’s the basic premise to my blog; I don’t know what i’m doing but I bet you don’t either.