How NY Times Bestselling Author Clare Pooley Writes

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#PodcastersForJustice New York Times bestselling author, Clare Pooley, spoke to me about rising from the ashes, writing as therapy, her nostalgia for the bygone commute, and her latest “Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting.” Clare’s blog-to-memoir deal, The Sober Diaries, was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. Her debut novel – The Authenticity Project – was a New York Times bestseller. Inspired by her own experiences, it’s been translated into thirty-two languages, was a Radio 2 Bookclub pick, and winner of the RNA Debut Novel Award. Her latest, Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting, is described as “… a heartwarming story about the joy of friendships, and the unexpected places they can be forged.” Kirkus Reviews called the book “A soothing story where bad things happen yet are overcome, and friendship leads the way to personal acceptance and rebirth.” Bestselling author Mary Laura Philpott called the book, “… a feel-good ensemble story [for] fans of quirky London-set fare such as Ted Lasso.” Clare graduated from Cambridge University, and spent twenty years in the world of advertising, before becoming a full-time writer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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