Publication Date: March 14, 2023
Advice and answers to your questions about dating, love, sex, family, friendship and more from the author of Everything I Know About Love and author of the Sunday Times Style column “Dear Dolly.”
For three years, Dolly Alderton has been sharing her wisdom, warmth, and wit with the diverse universe of fans who have turned to her “Dear Dolly” column seeking guidance on a host of life problems.
Dolly has thoughtfully answered questions ranging from the painfully—and sometimes hilariously—relatable to the occasionally bizarre. They include breakups and body issues, families, relationships platonic and romantic, dating, divorce, the pleasures and pitfalls of social media, sex, loneliness, longing, love and everything in between.
Without judgement, and with deep empathy informed by her own, much-chronicled adventures with love, friends, and dating, Dolly helps us navigate the labyrinths of life. In this wonderful collection, she brings together her collected knowledge in one invaluable volume that will make you think, make you laugh, and help you confront any conundrum or crisis.
Move over Dear Abby and make space for Dear Dolly, a modern-day advice column delivered by Dolly Alderton.
Alderton compiles some of the juiciest questions sorted into seven categories within the pages of her book titled Dear Dolly. From dating to sex and body and soul, Alderton’s cheerful responses serve not only as a morale booster but demonstrate an insight into her personality.
One of the differences between her responses and others is that she doesn’t serve as judge and jury. Instead, she has more of an Erma Bombeck approach by incorporating personal examples.
The letters selected for the book are written by women of all ages seeking advice. Alderton refers to herself as being “an agony aunt,” which is an unfamiliar phrase, but I understand the concept.
Dear Dolly tackles the problems of today’s women and generates conversational responses that are sensible yet empowering.
Dolly Alderton is an award-winning author and journalist. She is a columnist for The Sunday Times Style and has also written for GQ, Red, Marie Claire and Grazia. From 2017 to 2020, she co-hosted the weekly pop-culture and current affairs podcast The High Low alongside journalist Pandora Sykes.
Her first book Everything I Know About Love became a top five Sunday Times bestseller in its first week of publication and won a National Book Award for Autobiography of the Year. Her first novel Ghosts was published in October 2020 and was also a top five Sunday Times Bestseller.