Picked for the Radio 2 Book Club, A heartwarming, laughter-and-tears story about the value of friendships and the importance of reaching out to each other. A story about connection, community, and the kindness of strangers.


Six strangers with one universal 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 cafe, 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. Praise for The Authenticity Project: 'A clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think.' Sophie Kinsella 'If you're a fan of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, read this!' Fabulous 'A warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection.' Mike Gayle 'One of the best books I've read in a long time. Original, engaging and unforgettable.' Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Morgan 'Full of life's truths, funny, poignant and ultimately uplifting. 'I thoroughly enjoyed it.' Fanny Blake

Transworld Publishers Ltd

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

SKU: 9781787631793