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Claire Cook

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I wrote my first novel in my minivan at 45. At 50, I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of my second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. I'm now the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of 18 books. If you have a buried dream, take it from me, it is NEVER too late!

I've reinvented myself once again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series, writing my first nonfiction books, Shine On: How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old and Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (without getting lost along the way), in which I share everything I've learned on my own journey that might help you in yours. I've also become a reinvention speaker, so if know anyone who's looking f
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Summer Blowout Q&A (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: An interview with Claire Cook, bestselling author of Summer Blowout, Life's a Beach and Must Love Dogs.
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The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook
"Claire Cook's THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB: BACK ON TRACK is an uplifting and witty novel that is perfect for summer reading. Genuine friendships with a commitment to be better and to do better. For me, a highlight is Noreen’s journey of becoming a..." Read more of this review »
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook
"Reading Must Love Dogs; A Howliday Tail, is like pulling down a box of warm comfortable sweaters from the attic and sipping a hot cup of Barry's Irish tea. Revisiting Sarah Hurlihy and her crazy but lovable Irish family, is like falling right back..." Read more of this review »
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook
"Claire Cook has just released her sixth Must Love Dogs book, and I can’t stop wagging over it. A Howliday Tail is filled with everything we’ve come to know and love in Claire’s books—humor, heart, and furry friends—and I’m already begging for the..." Read more of this review »
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“Maybe part of find what you wanted was recognizing what you didn't want. Maybe there was hope for me yet.”
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“If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan.”
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“What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.”
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“What do I want? What kind of question is that? I want what everybody wants. I want someone who has my back. I want someone's name to put in the space after "in an emergecy please call." I want someone who will drink the other half of the bottle of wine so I don't. And someone to make it worth sitting down at an actual table to eat. I want someone who's dying to get home after a long day because I'm going to be there.”
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“Maybe part of find what you wanted was recognizing what you didn't want. Maybe there was hope for me yet.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs

“Maybe deep down inside we were all still in our formative years. Maybe it was never too late for any of us to change.”
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“What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.”
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“There were lots of kinds of men in the world. There were lots of kinds of dogs in the world. There were lots of men who acted like dogs in the world.”
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“Why one human being is attracted to another is one of the great mysteries of the world.”
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message 9: by Shirley (last edited Apr 22, 2012 04:47PM)

Shirley Spikes Hi Claire, thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I just ordered two of your books. I have read great reviews from both. I would love to win the spa weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that I am the one chosen.
Sincerely, Shirley


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Claire, I'm so honored to be your friend and your fan as well. I'm currently co-authoring a novel and there's two heroines...one is named Clair (no e).
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 7: by Beth

Beth Hi Claire,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth


Elena Dorothy HI, Claire!

Thank you for the invitation. Pleased to have you as a friend.
Sounds like you've been a pretty busy lady.

Best Wishes for a great Holiday Season and a Very Merry Christmas!

Elena



message 4: by Ellen

Ellen Hi Claire!
Thanks so much for adding me as a friend :)) I totally loved Must Love Dogs---and I totally related with Multiple Choice. Must admit that one introduced my into chocotinis---Yum :)

Ellen


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Claire Kathy,

Thanks for your kind words about Summer Blowout and Life's a Beach!

Congrats on your first novel! I just loved House and Home. Such a great story, and so beautifully written. I wish you much success with it.

So nice to meet another Voice author. I think it's such a fabulous list.

Claire


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