Authenticity Project
Clare Pooley

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Narrated By: Anna Cordell

Duration: 10 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

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'A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside' Beth Morrey, author of Saving Missy

'Feel-good...full of hope. A quirky cast of characters you can't help but root for'
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Six strangers with one thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be.

What would happen if they told the truth instead?

Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life.

Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood café, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story.

Little do they realize that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely.

Readers are falling in love with The Authenticity Project:

***** 'A charming, funny and uplifting story.'
***** 'Full of optimism . . . I defy anyone not to pick it up and be both transported and delighted.'
***** 'An absolute gem of a book . . . brings both honesty and the perfect level of escapism to give you a warm fuzzy glow inside.'

© Clare Pooley 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Contemporary lifestyle fiction, Contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Social issues

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'One of the best books I've read in a long time. Original, engaging and unforgettable'

Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Morgan

I loved The Authenticity Project. I powered through it and it was such a joy. It gave me that warm fuzzy feeling that I've so missed (since the days of Love Actually etc). It really reminded me of those classic Richard Curtis films... Fab characters and just the right amount of romance, humour and weepy moments

Rachel Marks

'Reading the book was like hanging out with a rowdy, affectionate bunch of friends where you don't want the party to stop. A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside'

Beth Morrey

Beautifully written, thought provoking and uplifting, The Authenticity Project is a warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection. Pooley's characters will stay with you long after you turn the final page. It was a joy to read

Mike Gayle

I loved The Authenticity Project. It has such an intriguing premise, wonderful characters and is utterly truthful about the lies that we all tell. It's a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think