Clare Pooley spent 20 years in the heady world of advertising, working hard and playing harder.
In 2015 she realised that her wine habit was out of control, and she quit drinking. By way of therapy, she started a blog called Mummy was a Secret Drinker which became a viral sensation.
The story of Clare’s battle with addiction and cancer was published in 2018 as a ‘dark but hilarious’ memoir – The Sober Diaries.
Clare now writes fiction. Her debut novel – The Authenticity Project – was a BBC Radio 2 bookclub pick and a New York Times bestseller. Clare’s second novel – The People on Platform 5 is out now. Clare’s work is published in 30 languages.