When Julian Jessop leaves a little green notebook in Monica’s café, she has no idea what is in store for her. She will come to discover that Julian has written his truest words in this little book and encourages anyone who finds it to do the same. He calls it The Authenticity Project, because at 79 years old, all he really wants is to be honest. Monica is inspired to tell her truths too, and soon this book passes through many hands and many lives, until finally it brings together a café full of friends, sharing meals, wine and dreams. Sometimes, the book finds people who didn’t even know they needed to be found. I enjoyed this delightful book about how one lonely man reaches out to the world with an open heart and finds so many others who want to do the same.
Jennifer (Staff) (Clemens Mill Library)