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The Authenticity Project

A Novel
Auteur(s): Clare Pooley
Narrateur(s): Anna Cordell
Durée: 10 h et 25 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 évaluations)

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“A warm, charming tale about the rewards of revealing oneself, warts and all.” (People)

The story of a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love.

Julian Jessop, an eccentric, lonely artist and septuagenarian believes that most people aren’t really honest with each other. But what if they were? And so he writes - in a plain, green journal - the truth about his own life and leaves it in his local café. It’s run by the incredibly tidy and efficient Monica, who furtively adds her own entry and leaves the book in the wine bar across the street. Before long, the others who find the green notebook add the truths about their own deepest selves - and soon find each other In Real Life at Monica’s Café. 

The Authenticity Project‘s cast of characters - including Hazard, the charming addict who makes a vow to get sober; Alice, the fabulous mommy Instagrammer whose real life is a lot less perfect than it looks online; and their other new friends - is by turns quirky and funny, heartbreakingly sad and painfully true to life. It’s a story about being brave and putting your real self forward - and finding out that it’s not as scary as it seems. In fact, it looks a lot like happiness.

The Authenticity Project is just the tonic for our times that listeners are clamoring for - and one they will take to their hearts and listen to with unabashed pleasure. 

©2020 Clare Pooley (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

“A well-suited subject for the Instagram era, this book makes you realize that no one's life is what it seems.” (Good Morning America)

"An enjoyable, cozy novel that touches on tough topics." (Kirkus Reviews)

“I loved The Authenticity Project. It has such an intriguing premise, wonderful characters and is utterly truthful about the lies that we all tell. It’s a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think.” (Sophie Kinsella, number-one New York Times best-selling author)  

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A perfect modern day novel

An original and imaginative story, real characters that are like able and quirky, and a genuinely uplifting message. A book that addresses the loneliness of modern society and offers some authentic and beautiful possibilities.

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How well do we know each other?

This is a book about people who are living one life while secretly hoping for a better one. How they meet and gradually change each other. The characters are beautifully drawn and feel very real. There are plenty of unexpected twists that keep things interesting. This would be a perfect book club book. First question - how well do we really know each other? Loved it all and will read it again.

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Clever Premise

Very enjoyable. Warm and comfortable story that was perfect for getting through an uncomfortable time.

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Uplifting

A great story about community and the joy one can find when we seek to help each other.

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Wow!

I absolutely loved this book ❤ I found myself looking forward to listening to it and rationing the time towards the end as I didnt want it to end. Love, love loved it!!!!

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  • Lucie W.
  • 2020-02-20

such a good book

The narrator was excellent! Good story line. No boring parts at all! She did all the different accents so well and the characters appearances had such detail that I could picture them as she read their parts.

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  • Storytellersrus
  • 2020-02-08

Slow start but stick with it

I was impatient with this novel in the beginning. The set up was quite complicated and not that compelling. I managed to keep listening and was rewarded with a deeply moving story. Sometimes insights were so targeted, I gasped. I believe I forgave my self for feeling some of the feelings expressed. Well done, Clare Pooley!

Anna Cordell added much to the reading of this tale. Her emphases made moments even more poignant.

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  • Ashleyh
  • 2020-02-14

Wonderfully written, soul food for your ears.

This book was enchanting. The characters are your friends instantly and I didn't want the book to end.

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  • Tim
  • 2020-04-05

Self discovery through others

Great character analysis, plot, and flow.

Dislike: would have loved to see Alice’s husband go through the authenticity project, or meet her friends to see if he would grow, or remain the plastic Ken Barbie doll he is?

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  • Valarie Holm
  • 2020-03-24

Loved this book!!

Life in today’s world is SO fake. I absolutely loved the story here and so wished we’d all be more authentic. Makes me want to start my own Authenticity Project...and I just might. ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Deborah
  • 2020-03-17

Wonderfully different

Compassion, questioning of oneself, friendship, compulsion, love- all deliciously wrapped up into one book! Made me want to open a cafe and start a project! Oh, the adventures and friendships you could start or.. maybe not. Loved this book!

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  • Vitamin
  • 2020-03-13

Cute and whimsical

The narration was great. Really brought the story together, vividly and with context. I expected a bit more for the travels of the "project", but I appreciated how each storyline had its proper conclusion. A cute and whimsical novelty of a read with a nostalgic touch. It would be a great project to undertake for anyone willing (not necessarily ready) to be actually authentic.

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  • Bookbabe
  • 2020-03-10

A must read!

This book is completely lovely in every way. Clare makes every character come alive in the best way. I could not put it down. It would make a fantastic movie!

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  • Valerie Myers
  • 2020-03-09

Amazing Book.....

The story was sweet and so feel good. Reminded me of many good people in the world and gives me hope. I smiled many times and cried a few. I love books that can do that. Really enjoyed the narrator....she was very pleasant to listen to. I highly recommend this book to anyone needing a pick-me-up.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-04

Lovely

What a great idea for a story! This was a lovely book. I laughed and cried!