Julian used to live a very flamboyant and colourful life as an artist but now his wife is gone, he is rather depressed and lonely. He confesses the truth about his life in a green notebook entitled The Authenticity Project and then leaves it in a cafe, encouraging others to do the same. After cafe owner Monica writes about her desire to be loved and a mother, the notebook wings its way to Thailand with city trader Hazard, whose life has imploded because of addictions.
And so it is passed from character to character, creating a terrifically uplifting, heart-warming and memorable read about honesty, community and connection. I enjoyed reading about all the characters and found the writing style engaging. Definitely a must-read for 2020.