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The Authenticity Project: The feel-good novel of 2020

The Authenticity Project: The feel-good novel of 2020 by Clare Pooley

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By Clare Pooley

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Six strangers with one universal thing in common: their lives aren’t always what they make them out to be. But what would happen if they told the truth instead?

Desperate to confess the deep loneliness he feels, Julian begins The Authenticity Project – a small green notebook containing the truth about his life – to pass on and encourage others to share their own.

Leaving it on a table in Monica’s café, a warm, friendly place where Julian escapes at his most lonely moments, he never expects Monica to find it and track him down. Or that his small act of honesty will impact all those who come into contact with the book, and lead to a life-changing world of friendship and forgiveness…


06 May 2021

Move On

This book is all about friendship and honesty. We all lie about ourselves and to ourselves. However, life can be so much better if we let others see our true selves. The characters are great and it's a quick read which will provide laughter and tears.

12 Jun 2020


The premise of The Authenticity Project caught my attention from the start: "Everyone lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead?" And yet the Authenticity Project and the first journal entry is based on a lie! Still, what develops as people write in the journal and then drop it in a public place for another to find is nothing short of miraculous. The friendships that form among the people most intimately connected with the journal truly engage the reader. A book well worth reading and sharing with others!

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