The Loose Women host is celebrating her success as a writer
Andrea McLean is celebrating for a second time after her book This Girl is On Fire hit the Sunday Times Bestsellers list.
The TV presenter turned author shared a video clip of her writing a note to put inside her happy jar - which she admits is usually opened on either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, and captioned it, 'Thank you. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am today.' She explained, 'Today my book This Girl Is On Fire made the Sunday Times Best Seller List, making me a Sunday Times Best Selling author for the second time. I am SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY right now.'
Speaking about her passions, Andrea said, 'Writing has always been my first love, and in this book I poured my heart and soul into every word. The feedback I’ve had is incredible, and knowing that it has already made a positive impact on women’s lives, on how they view themselves, on what they think they can or cannot control, on how much happiness they ‘deserve’ to have has been phenomenal.'
Andrea, 51, took to Instagram to thank her fans for buying the latest copy - helping her to reach number five in the top 10 list.
She uploaded the book chart to her Instastory and captioned it, 'Thank you SO MUCH to every single one of you who has bought my book. I hope it has helped you and inspired you...'
She later added an update which read, 'We have a 'HAPPINESS JAR' at home where we write down then pop in anything that we have achieved or has made us happy. THIS has made me SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY today!
Before celebrating with a bottle of bubbly in her hot tub at her family home Andrea reflects on how she has helped others with their parenting or life struggles.
Andrea added, 'Happiness, contentment feeling safe and loved is our birthright, which no one should ever take away from you. I love you guys so very much, THANK YOU to every single one of you who has bought my book, I hope it has helped you feel ON FIRE in all the right ways.'
Andrea, whose first self-help book entitled, Confessions of a Menopausal Woman' also reached The Sunday Times bestsellers list but hit the number one spot in 2019. The Menopause can cause all kinds of symptoms including weight gain.
At the time Andrea told Loose Women viewers, 'I needed to say a huge thank you to you, because I’m number one in female biographies on Amazon and I’m number three on best-selling books on Amazon.'
Sharing her reaction to the news, she went on, saying, 'I can’t tell you how much that means to me, so so so much. Just to know that everyone has got behind it, and that it’s helping so many people. It makes me so so happy, so thank you.'
Andrea recently opened up about having a breakdown last year and revealed how she managed to hide it from her friends and family.
Bet Andrea will struggle to sleep but for something positive this time. following her book success.
Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.
Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.
Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.
When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.
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