Claire Cook

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Claire Cookwrote her first novel in her minivan when she was forty-five. At fifty, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the film adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is the bestselling author of nine other novels and divides her time between the suburbs of Atlanta and Boston. Visit her at

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Books by this Author

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life
Time Flies
Wallflower in Bloom

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Karma is a boomerang. (One of my characters said it first!)

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Trader Joe’s organic popcorn with olive oil.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. For me, the gift of midlife is that I’m finally being exactly who I really am. There’s great power in that.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Mean people

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I never play favorites. I just can’t. I’d feel too sorry for the songs I didn’t pick.

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