Everything I Know About Love- Dolly Alderton
A little over a year ago when the pandemic started heavily impacting our lives and the lockdowns were becoming longer and longer in Melbourne, I began reading again at the end of every day.
I'd give my housemate books after I'd read them when she got home from a shift at the hospital, and recommend my favourites to other friends in lockdown. There were stories and themes in some of these books I knew so many of us needed. About growing up, female friendships, grief, loss of who we thought we were and the discovery of who we become, racism and privilege, sexuality, and modern feminism.
I wanted to create Book Club to have a place to share these stories.
I couldn't start Book Club anywhere else but with Dolly Alderton's 'Everything I Know About Love’. I shoved this book down every single one of my girlfriends throats before they turned 30, and it's about to be my gift for every younger cousin navigating their 20s. Dolly writes what is beautiful, what is funny, and what is true to young females. 'Everything I Know About Love' is Dolly's ode to her female friendships. She is a successful author, journalist and agony aunty for the Sunday Times (UK), and you may recognise her name from the hugely popular podcast the 'High Low', co hosted with Pandora Sykes. Can you tell Dolly is my all time girl crush. I only wish I knew of this woman earlier in my life. Her work is the voice I was hoping for for most of my 20s.
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