Dolly Alderton on turning her life into streaming series Everything I Know About Love
Whisper Dolly Alderton’s name to a young woman and she will probably squeal in delight.
The British writer, podcaster and journalist is a superstar to millennials for her honest
and fresh perspectives on everything from geopolitical conflicts to the
Sex and the City
Her podcast with Pandora Sykes,
The High Low
, was wildly popular before it was wound
up in late-2020 and her memoirs about her 20s,
Everything I Know About Love
, was short-listed for a National Book Award in the UK.
She wrote and talked about the world as if it was you and a friend catching up for a brunch session.
For a certain generation – and women of privilege – Alderton was one of them. She got it.
The messiness and heartbreak of friendship is at the core of
Everything I Know About
, which has just been adapted into a streaming series on Stan, a semi-fictionalised version of Alderton’s memoirs.