Inspired by her own wildly funny, occasionally heartbreaking, internationally bestselling memoir of the same name, Everything I Know About Love, will give an unflinching account of surviving your 20s.
Dolly Alderton’s highly anticipated adaptation of her spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way.
When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has not only seen it all and tried it all but written about it too.
In her intimate 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.
It’s a story about bad dates, good friends and – above all else – about recognising that you and you alone are enough.
Chosen as one of Waterstones’ Best Books to Look Out For in February, Everything I Know About Love is a book that is alive with wit and insight, heart and humour. Dolly Alderton’s powerful debut weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age – all whilst making you laugh until you fall over. It’s a story full of heart that brings to life the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful and wonderful uncertainty.
The seven-part series for BBC One will be directed by China Moo-Young (Intergalactic, Harlots) and produced by Working Title Television (We Are Lady Parts, Hanna), which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Set in a 2012 London house-share, with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughties, the series is an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?
Everything I Know About Love is coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.