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Works by Dolly Alderton

Ghosts (2020) 431 copies
Good Material: A Novel (2023) 175 copies
Dear Dolly (2022) 60 copies

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I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (2006) — Introduction, some editions — 3,436 copies

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Birthdate
c. 1988
Gender
female
Nationality
UK
England

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I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (Harper Perennial) for promotional purposes.

I previously read Dolly’s memoir, “Everything I Know About Love,” and loved it, so naturally I also enjoyed this one.

This book is a collection of selected responses from her Dear Dolly column. I’ve never read her column, so all of these were new to me. The responses are divided into 7 sections: Dating, Friendship, Relationships, Family, Sex, Break-ups & Exes, and Body & Soul. I liked that they were organized in this way; it gave the book structure.

Like her memoir, Dolly’s responses to her readers are very conversational. Reading them feels like talking to an old friend. Her advice is very practical and real, but she’s never judgmental. She seems to really understand what her readers are asking and gives relatable advice. She also knows how to incorporate pop culture references (like when she mentions listening to a Lana Del Rey album) without seeming like she’s trying too hard.

This is a great book to pick up if you’re looking for some life advice, especially when it comes to dating or love. As someone still looking for love, I found quite a bit of her advice helpful.

Overall, if you’re a fan of Dolly’s work, you should definitely give this book a read!
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oddandbookish | 1 other review | Apr 1, 2024 |
A story about a breakup mainly from the man’s perspective with some about the woman. The people around them were a bit more interesting. Set in England so the book was slightly more interesting. The stuff about comedians was fun
 
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shazjhb | 5 other reviews | Mar 30, 2024 |
This really has nothing to do with Ghosts, but rather being Ghosted by a boyfriend
 
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Berly | 13 other reviews | Mar 28, 2024 |
A book club book, I forgot to record. Had its moments, but they were few and far between slogging through Andy, who for a comedian, didn't bring many laughs. Most of the other characters were more endearing. (I really liked his mom's view on the world.)
 
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bookczuk | 5 other reviews | Mar 13, 2024 |

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