The Less than Private Diary

When Sex and the City meets Eat Pray Love – A must read for those searching for more than an ordinary life


I was looking for love, instead, I found life. Still, it was not quite the happily ever after I was looking for. Two words?
Monumentally Dumped.
So what now?
Heartbreak, Sauvignon Blanc and copious amounts of chocolate ice cream – goes without saying. Throw in a few dating disasters, solo travel misadventures and now we’re talking.
And believe me, I didn’t sign up for this journey. You could say I accidentally stumbled along the path to self-discovery just as I stumbled into bed with the wrong man.
Plural: Men
Mistakes were made, but so too were great memories.
You see, big dreams require big hearts – all I had to do was learn how to piece mine back together again. Heartbreak it seems, is a good place to start…

Discover adventure, heart-breaking honesty, wet-yourself hilarity and surprising amounts of inspirational guidance.
*formally titled The Journal #1 Best Selling Contemporary Romance

What People Are Saying About The Private Diary

“The Private Diary is a story of one Woman’s journey through pain and into love. I wept; I laughed; I was awed by the wisdom this beautiful piece of writing contains. If you want to ‘wake-up’ and start living the life of your dreams, read this book…”
Rebecca O’Dwyer, Centred Woman

“Bridget Jones eat your heart out. The Private is a collection of memoirs depicting a woman navigating through life, love and lustre. Some stories are shared in prose and others in poetry but they are finely balanced to make a diverse and entertaining read. The Journal is quite simply, beautifully written.”
Carly Evans, author of The Little Welsh Wanderer

“A.M Rees’s talent for poetry is apparent in this beautiful story of a young woman’s journey to find herself and eventually, honest love. In an unusual combination of emotive poetry and colloquial prose, The Private Diary is an insightful view of the emotional upheaval that the woman faces and conquers, in her quest for self-knowledge, independence and genuine love.”
Debbie Miles, The Athena Network

A Message from your Author

Life should be an adventure – this is the most important theme within The Private Diary. It encourages you to question your path, especially after heartbreak, personal loss or depression – whatever your age or background.

We all know that life is not always a fairy tale. But I believe the gallant women who discover their inner bravery, and learn to fight the battles residing in the secret chambers of their hearts – will become the heroines of their own lives. I hope the Private Diary provides a little bit of this magical bravery for anyone searching for more than just an ordinary life…

A Life Changing Read?

“Sometimes a book comes along that changes you for the better in a very painless way. I joke that my favourite hobby is personal and spiritual development, or the path to enlightenment, and I read a lot of books that promise to alter my perspective and increase my self-awareness. This unassuming little book takes you by the hand and leads you on a journey through your emotions. For me it was a gentle and delightful process. I wish more people would write useful books that help us make the most of ourselves while keeping a light heart about it.”


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A.M Rees 

Author, Freelance Writer  & Poet

A.M Rees is an author, poet and inspirational alchemist – always searching for the next best daydream & discovering the art of escapism.

She says things she probably shouldn’t, does things most wouldn’t and encourages you, dear reader, to do the same…

Brought up in rural Wales, A.M Rees spent her childhood years with pony-fuelled passion – galloping around the countryside trying to tame her Arabian pony. She succeeded (eventually) and together, they won the regional dressage champions.

She wrote a poem about it – and has been writing ever since.

Her inspirational musings have been repeatedly published, from motivational life coaching and thought provoking travel documents to covering world-class surfing competitions around the globe – enabling her to succumb to her barefooted wanderlust armed with a notepad and surfboard, whilst exploring the world’s oceans and emotions. And it’s A.M Rees’ ability to share these emotions with delicate empathy and brutal honesty, which enables the pages of her books to come alive.

Having travelled the world working with Olympic showjumpers, Melbourne Cup Festival runners and Derby winners, A.M Rees gave up riding horses to ride the waves and now resides in the sundrenched Northern Beaches of Sydney.

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