Clare Pooley graduated from Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising, where the line between authenticity and fiction is constantly blurred, before becoming a full-time mum. She is the author of the popular blog, Mummy was a Secret Drinker, and her memoir The Sober Diaries was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. Her blog has had over two million hits and her TEDx talk, Making Sober Less Shameful, has had over 110,000 views.
Clare's debut novel The Authenticity Project is inspired by her decision to expose the rather grubby truth about her seemingly perfect life. She writes from her kitchen table in Fulham, London where she lives with her long-suffering husband, three children, and two dogs.
I'm only 3 days late in wrapping up my August reads, namely because I was so keen to include Malibu Rising which was the perfect summer read. August has been a lovely month for us.
I was quite late to this particular party reading this, having seen it on Instagram absolutely everywhere. This had been touted as the summer feel-good book of the year.