As a person in her late sixties, I was interested to know what life is like for young women. Phone-driven, of course, and possibly there’s more shagging, and more Class A drugs (and casual acceptance of them), but otherwise, not so different from the sixties and seventies. Of course, a lot depended on the kind of person you were. My life was pretty straight but for those who really got into the swinging sixties, Dolly’s life would be very familiar.
What is lovely about this book is the theme of solid friendship with her female friends. And I loved the therapy parts where she really gets sorted, seeing, then leaving behind her destructive patterns and coming to a peaceful self-acceptance. There are parts that are funny, parts that are sad, and parts that are wise. It’s a great book, and Dolly herself sounds like a great person. Like me and many others, there’ll be sections you’ll want to highlight.
One of the best books I have read in 2019! Dolly is a great storyteller and brings you on her real life journey through the good & the bad. Witty, funny but also heartbreaking. I have been quoting passages from the book regularly.. it captured many of the keys of female friendships particularly as we transition to adulthood so well.