***The first novel from the award-winning, bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love***
32-year-old Nina Dean is a successful food writer with a loyal online following, but a life that is falling apart. When she uses dating apps for the first time, she becomes a victim of ghosting, and by the most beguiling of men. Her beloved dad is vanishing in slow motion into dementia, and she's starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock. On top of this she has to deal with her mother's desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her . . .
Dolly Alderton's debut novel is funny, tender and painfully relatable, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships and the way we live today.
Praise for Dolly Alderton
'Hilarious and moving. Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' Elizabeth Day
'I loved it so much, I wanted it to go on forever, Dolly Alderton is so gifted at making people care. A rare talent' Marian Keyes
'A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' Julie Burchill
'Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic . . . Mesmerising, brilliant ' Daily Telegraph
'Sensitive, astute and funny' Observer
'Alderton's wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug' Evening Standard
Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic
Alderton's wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug
A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her
Very, very, very funny. Don't hate me when I tell you that Everything I Know About Love is Sex And The City for Millennials, because I mean it as high praise
Alderton proves a razor-sharp observer of the shifting dynamics of long term female friendship
I loved its truth, its self awareness, humour and most of all, its heart spilling generosity. A joy. In short, it's a stone cold classic
It's so full of life and laughs - I gobbled up this book. Alderton has built something beautiful and true out of many fragments of daftness
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
Reading this book is like coming home after a bad date, or a terrible day at work, and finding the person who knows you best in the world sitting on your couch, ready to pour you a glass of wine and give you a hug. I loved it and I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't; it's a genuine delight
Will have you hooked and nodding from the first page. Hilarious and moving
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