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Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising.

When Clare realised that she was drinking way too much, she quit, and started a blog called Mummy was a Secret Drinker, which became a memoir - The Sober Diaries.

The Authenticity Project, Clare’s first novel, was inspired by her experience of telling the truth about her life.

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Bilježnica neizgovorenih stvari by Clare Pooley
"Odmah ću na početku reći da me je oduševila. Zašto? Najprije samim početkom... kada Monica, vlasnica jednog kafića, pronalazi svesku na kojoj piše "Bilježnica neizgovorenih stvari" i u kojoj Julian, čovjek koji je ostavio tu bilježnicu pita sljedećeg" Read more of this review »
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"This is a gem of a little book. It is inspiring, sad but also funny, and I laughed out loud throughout. I loved all the characters and cried at the end, although I should have guessed what would happen. (That is two books in a row I have read with li" Read more of this review »
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"I very much enjoyed this book. The goodreads blurb mentions ‘Eleanor Oliphant...’ meets ‘Love Actually’, but it’s not as dark as Eleanor. More like ‘Love Actually’, ‘The Bookish Life of Nina Hill’ with a smidge of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. It" Read more of this review »
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“Tai chi is about the balance of yin and yang. If you use hardness to resist force, then both sides will break. Tai chi meets hardness with softness, so incoming force exhausts itself. It is philosophy for life also. You understand?”
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“He had the rather uncomfortable feeling that he only really existed in the eye of the beholder, that when he stopped being noticed, he actually stopped being. Did that make him horribly shallow? And if so, did it matter?”
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I've just finished the Authenticity Project after a solid 4 hours of reading. I couldn't put it down. (I'm still currently begging forgiveness from my family for being completely unavailable whilst I read!) I laughed, I cried, I gasped at the twi" Read more of this review »
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“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. —LEONARD COHEN”
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“The truth often isn't pretty. It's not aspirational. It doesn't fit neatly into a little square on Instagram.”
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“Then he’d discovered that routines were crucial. They created buoys he could cling to to keep himself afloat.”
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“The truth often isn't pretty. It's not aspirational. It doesn't fit neatly into a little square on Instagram.”
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“Only a really great friend realises that there are few situations that can’t be improved by great stationery.”
Clare Pooley, The Sober Diaries: How one woman stopped drinking and started living

“Then he’d discovered that routines were crucial. They created buoys he could cling to to keep himself afloat.”
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“When we first come here in 1973, two men came to restaurant and say, ‘Go back to China and take your filthy, foreign food with you.’ I say, ‘You are angry. Anger comes from stomach. Sit. I bring you soup. For free. It will make you feel better.’ They ate my wonton soup. Recipe from my grandmother. They have been customers of restaurant for forty years. Meet force with softness. Recipe for life. Now you understand.” And, strangely, he did.”
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“Hazard noted Monica’s use of a colon. It looked a little incongruous. He didn’t think people did grammar anymore. They barely did writing. Just texts, and emojis.”
Clare Pooley, The Authenticity Project




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