‘I inadvertently introduced Victoria and David Beckham, stupidly turned down a date with a top Premiership footballer, talked to singing sensation Barry White about fish fingers and had a cup of tea with Darth Vader. I made an exhaust for Damon Hill's F1 car, fell in love in Las Vegas and travelled around America with a complete stranger. I married a Frenchman I barely knew and I’ve had my guts yanked out and my heart sewn up. Beat that!’
In 1999, Juliette Wills had a bright future as a journalist and broadcaster. One minute she’d be in Melbourne or Monaco covering the Grand Prix, the next interviewing footballers and pop stars. She’d just moved to the seaside, made friends with a seagull (yes, really) and spent her weekends dancing in rockabilly clubs in London.
Just a year later she was suddenly struck down by two debilitating, incurable illnesses: ankylosing spondylitis and ulcerative colitis. After undergoing traumatic, life-saving surgery and in so much pain she was unable to walk, Juliette lost everything - her career, her relationship and finally, her independence.
Over the next decade Juliette refused to let her conditions defeat her, pushing herself to live as full a life as possible despite being in constant pain. Since then Juliette has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and more recently, Crohn's disease, the news of which has left Juliette and her family utterly devastated.
Mostly Cloudy With Some Bright Spells is an incredible story of determination, acceptance, love - and above all else - hope. Somehow Juliette has turned her unique experiences and adventures into an inspiring, brutally honest and often hilarious story you won’t want to put down.