Caroline Foran is a successful lifestyle journalist and best-selling author of the number one non-fiction hardback, Owning It: Your Bullsh*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety (Hachette). This book remained at the top spot in the Irish hardback non-fiction bestseller list for four months in 2017. Her second book, The Confidence Kit – which takes on the fear of failure and building confidence –was also an Irish bestseller in 2018. Owning it will be released in the US in spring 2018 as Own It, and both books will be published in several other languages. They are also available as audiobooks.
“ Own It offers a frank and funny approach to the ins and outs of anxiety—what it is, why it happens, and how to manage it. I love Caroline Foran’s message of self-acceptance and leaning into mental illness rather than trying to outrun it. That she delivers this message with a healthy dose of curse words makes it even better. Highly recommended!”— Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Calm the Fuck Down
“Stop panicking and read this book.” — Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Furiously Happy
Caroline earned her journalism stripes at entertainment.ie where she rose through the ranks to become Editor in Chief at the age of 24. She then moved into print publishing, working at IMAGE Magazine across various titles and building their digital offering. Today, in between writing books, she writes for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post and the Independent Weekend Magazine. A new face on Irish TV screens, as well as a new voice on Irish radio waves, Caroline has struck a chord with her no-frills approach to mental health. She’s been invited to give many talks to various groups on stress management and how to understand anxiety in a refreshingly entertaining way. She has a degree in Communications and a Masters in Film and TV.
Caroline’s brand new podcast, “Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast”, can be found here. The podcast was the number one podcast on itunes in Ireland in it’s first week.