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The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley – Blog Tour

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The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Bantam Press
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead?
Julian Jessop is living a lie. He’s lonely but refuses to speak to neighbours. He loved his wife when she was alive, but he didn’t tell her. (In fact, he wasn’t very kind to her at all.) He feels invisible to the world but he doesn’t want to go out. But now he wants to be honest. So he writes his truth in a small green notebook and leaves it in his local cafe.
Monica gave up a high-flying career as a lawyer to open her own cafe, but it isn’t going as well as she hoped. On finding the notebook, she’s both inspired to write her own truth and to help Julian out of his loneliness.
Little does Julian know that his one small act is about to bring a whole group of people together as they discover the power, and the danger, of honesty.

My Thoughts

Since I read the plot of this book I couldn’t stop thinking about it, a notebook to write only honest things, how is it possible that no one has tried it before! I love the idea, don’t you?
This is the story of a small green notebook, because it’s the main character of the story, the one that will glue all the characters and change their lives, for better or for worse. Honesty is sometimes what you need in your life and this is what will move the story.
The Authenticity Project is a book about feelings and emotions, how we always try to hide our deepest thoughts and fears to the people surrounding us, while we suffer and cry alone, we wear a smile on society. I don’t think it’s fair, we should not be afraid to share our feelings or be scared of what the people will think about it. I know that this is how our society works, but I think it’s so unfair!
You could totally relate to the problems/thoughts of the characters of the book, how they hide all their deep emotions in case they hurt someone or feel rejected by society. As I said in the beginning this is an amazing idea, a notebook to only tell the truth, no matter how difficult or painful it is, once you do it for the first time, the second will not be so difficult and maybe it will be the way to change you.
I really liked this book; original, human and emotional, this book is perfect to start a new project in your life. Ready?

About The Author

About Clare Pooley: Clare Pooley graduated from Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising before becoming a full-time mum. She is the author of the hugely popular blog, Mummy was a Secret Drinker, under the pseudonym Sober Mummy and her memoir, The Sober Diaries was published by Hodder in 2017 to critical acclaim.
Her blog has had over two million hits and she recently gave a TEDx talk titled Making Sober Less Shameful.
Clare’s debut novel The Authenticity Project is inspired by the time Clare spent in advertising, a world where the line between authenticity and fiction is constantly blurred, and by her own experience of exposing truth about her seemingly perfect life in her memoir.

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