The wildly funny Sunday Times bestseller about growing up and navigating all kinds of love along the way.
When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist 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.
Glittering, with wit and insight, heart and humour, this is a book about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.
About the Author
Dolly Alderton is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications including the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia. From 2015 - 2017 she was the Sunday Times Style's dating columnist. She is the co-host of the High Low, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast, and also writes and directs for television. This is her first book.
'Hilarious and moving. Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation.'
'Steeped in furiously funny accounts of one-night stands, ill-advised late-night taxi journeys up the M1, grubby flat-shares and the beauty of female friendships, as Alderton joyfully booze-cruises her way through her twenties.'
'Poignant, witty, comic, and self-deprecating. A laugh-out-loud, lightning quick journey through the years that will resonate with anyone who's ever been young and in love.'
'I loved its truth, its self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart spilling generosity. The power of female friendships is such great, uncharted 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
'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