The Authenticity Project

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$18.00  $16.74
Penguin Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Clare Pooley graduated from Cambridge University and then spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising before becoming a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Authenticity Project, was a New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into 29 languages. Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting is her second novel; her third novel, How to Age Disgracefully, is forthcoming. Pooley lives in Fulham, London, with her husband, three children, and two border terriers.
Praise for The Authenticity Project:

"The Authenticity Project is an enjoyable read that is cozy - or as its British characters would have it, cosy - in the best sense of the word."
--USA Today

"A well-suited subject for the Instagram era, this book makes you realize that no one's life is what it seems."
--Good Morning America

"A warm, charming tale about the rewards of revealing oneself, warts and all."

"It all feels like a warm hug."
--The Washington Post

--Real Simple

"An enjoyable, cozy novel that touches on tough topics."
--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] wistful, humorous tale. . . a beautiful and illuminating story of self-creation."
--Publishers Weekly

"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."
--Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic

"The Authenticity Project cracks the facades that people present to the world and shows what happens when you're willing to share your true self. This is a story of love, of community, of found family, and of forgiveness. A beautiful book with a poignant message, perfect for our time."
--Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost

"The Authenticity Project is a rich roast of great characters, even better relationships, wonderful entanglements, and a few surprises along the way. If Monica's Cafe were a real place, I'd stop by every day."
--Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

"The Authenticity Project reads like a gorgeous box of chocolates: sweet, surprising and impossible not to love. I found myself cheering, cringing, laughing and crying as I read this book and - above all - remembering the true value of community and human connection."
--Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Romantics

"Insightful, timely, and utterly addictive, The Authenticity Project illuminates the importance of discovering - and honoring - our truest, most imperfect selves."
--Georgia Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones

"Fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman--make room on your shelves for Clare Pooley. The Authenticity Project is a stunning debut and it left me inspired to share more of myself with the world."
--Steven Rowley, bestselling author of The Editor

"It's full of life's truths, funny, poignant and ultimately uplifting. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
--Fanny Blake, author of A Summer Reunion

"One of the best books I've read in a long time. Original, engaging, and unforgettable."
--Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of A Wedding in December

"It's a joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside."
--Beth Morrey, author of The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

"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, author of The Hope Family Calendar

"A heart-warming, feel-good story about love, loss and what it means to be human. Pooley's debut is gloriously upbeat and gorgeously readable."
--Annabel Abbs, author of The Joyce Girl