Caroline Foran is the author of three books. She also works as a ghost writer and editor.

2020 – NAKED: Ten Truths To Change Your Life to be published with Hachette May 2020. Pre order NAKED here. To interview Caroline or work with her around the launch of NAKED, please email


April 2020 The Confidence Kit will be published in the US and Canada as ‘You Got This’

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UPDATED: Owning It has been published in the US and Canada under a new name – Own It.



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

Praise from Ireland

“It seems like in the age of self-care, everyone is dealing with some level of anxiety. But Caroline Foran is here to tell readers that whether you find yourself bursting into tears on the daily, or experiencing mental roadblocks more than usual, there are ways to identify and change your lifestyle to better suit the stressors that are eating away at your brain. She would know, as an everyday woman who has once let her anxiety define her life. Devoid of any boring, professional healthcare jargon, Foran lays out baby steps you can take to ease yourself into a less anxiety-filled world.”W Magazine

“[Caroline Foran’s] personal take on how to live with anxiety is honest, thoughtful and perfect for millennials privately struggling with what can be a crippling condition.”Sunday Business Post

#1 International Bestseller

Anxiety transforms from a crutch into an ally with this empowering self-help guide to mastering fear

Caroline Foran is not here to “cure” your anxiety. When crippling panic attacks upended her job, her health, and her life, she tried everything—from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to acupuncture, and yoga to medication. She found that there’s no such thing as a stress-free life . . . but, armed with the right tool kit, she could live with anxiety, and not spend her days running away from it.

In Own It., Caroline shares her hard-earned knowledge and kick-*ss strategies, including:

  • A panic attack rescue guide
  • The Assess & Address technique (how to get to the root of the problem)
  • The brain chemistry behind anxiety (and how to outsmart it)
  • How to break down the negativity bias.

Drawing on her lived experience, plus insights from mental-health professionals, Caroline will help you ditch your fear and anxiety—and own it!

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Owning It: Your Bullsh*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety is released on May 11th nationwide and online. ORDER IT HERE

Written with honesty, clarity and bullsh*t-free insight, Owning It is the must-have guide to everything you need to know about anxiety – what it is, what might be causing it and precisely what will help – from someone who has found her way through it.

OWNING IT: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety by Caroline Foran

11th May 2017 £9.99 Hardback

Published by Hachette Ireland

Caroline Foran began experiencing crippling anxiety in her early 20s and wished desperately for a clear path through this difficult time. Now, with the aim of helping others who face the same difficulty, she has written it.

In Owning It she chronicles her journey from the kind of all-consuming fear that left her unable to work, incapable of leaving her house and, eventually, crying in bed on a daily basis, wondering if, and how, she would ever get through it. But then she did – bit by bit she found a way to own her anxiety.

There is an overwhelming amount of information online – and indeed in other books – but Owning It does the hard work for you, mapping out exactly what you need to know in a clear and bullsh*t-free manner so that you too can get on top of your anxiety. Offering an original and practical technique – first, you ASSESS, then you ADDRESS    the aim of this book is to change your perspective on anxiety so that it no longer rules the roost.

Written with a relatable sense of humour, Caroline doesn’t make any promises she can’t keep, such as offering a magical cure. After all, this idea that anxiety can be ‘cured’ or forever avoided serves only to make us feel worse in the long run.

In part one – ASSESS – she breaks down exactly what anxiety is, how it functions, why we feel it and potential triggers, offering simple exercises that better enable you to paint a clear picture of your own experience.

Part two – ADDRESS – maps out the various treatments and tools at your disposal, from certain lifestyle changes to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to the importance of self-care (even on good days). She breaks down the benefits of meditation and certain alternative therapies, while also tackling the often controversial topic of medication.

Caroline is not a healthcare professional and she doesn’t claim to be. What she offers in Owning It is experience, empathy and the understanding voice of someone who’s felt the full brunt of anxiety, as well as a whole lot of research and expert input.

Owning It is a book for everyone, whether you’re trying to loosen the grip anxiety has over your life, you’re seeking to better understand the experiences of a family or friend, or you’d simply like to take better care of your mental health.

‘The hardest lesson and most important one I learned was that embracing your anxiety is the key to recovering from it and living a life where it doesn’t define you. Don’t get me wrong; I still have stressful days at work, or days when I feel a little below par (one time I was particularly exhausted, ratty and hormonal, and I cried because my boyfriend ate my last chicken nugget) – but that, dear friend, is the human experience. What I have now, however, is the confidence to pull myself through whatever life throws at me, thanks to the invisible arsenal of effective tools I keep tucked under my yellow umbrella’

About the author

Caroline Foran is a freelance lifestyle journalist, and co-founder of digital publishing venture,  Prior to her career in media, she obtained a degree in Communications and a Masters in Film & TV, both from DCU.

Caroline lives in Dublin. Owning It is her first book.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Elaine Egan ( or Amy Buckeridge (


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From the Number One bestselling author of Owning It: Your Bullsh*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety, comes The Confidence Kit, a refreshing take on something that’s common to us all – fear. Written in her now familiar bullsh*t free voice, this book offers a practical, informative and positive take on the fear of failure, along with the essential building blocks of confidence. Together, and with plenty of humour and expert input, you will learn the art of processing your fears so that you’re no longer paralysed by them.

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